Commit To Be Fit: Healthy Hike Series Steps Off In Columbus


The Commit To Be Fit healthy hike series steps off this weekend at Blacklick Woods Metro Park.

In all, there are 200 miles of trails in the park system. You can even find a hiking adventure in the shadow of downtown.

“The best outdoor climbing wall in America, plus a full military style obstacle course - right here in the center of town,” said John O’Meara, Metro Parks Executive Director.

From there, the trails seemingly never end.

“You can go from here all the way up through Clintonville, up to Worthington going north on the Olentangy Trail. You can head onto the Scioto Trail, you can head south past Berliner, the trails are all connected,” added O’Meara.

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If you want to get connected to your pedals, biking is best at Three Creeks Metro Park where you can take a leisurely spin on 20 miles of the Alum Creek Greenway Trail.

“It's a great trail system. It's flat to gently rolling; it gets you down by the water through the scenery. It's just a fantastic place to ride a bike.”

It also connects to Bexley, and soon, will go all the way to Westerville.

The Darby Creek Greenway Trail goes through some beautiful areas of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. It’s been tabbed the top family friendly trail system.

“We have a new nature center out there with lots of great displays for the kids to play in. You can go walk by the bison and see the baby bison out.”

So the top trails get you to the Columbus Metro Parks and nature brings you back.