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  Three Creeks Metro Park

Trail Info

Three Creeks Metro Park encompasses the confluence of Alum Creek, Big Walnut Creek and Blacklick Creek. The elongated park stretches along Alum Creek and Blacklick Creek to the north and Big Walnut Creek to the south. The park is most commonly used by bicyclists and joggers on asphalt trails that cover the length of the park.

There are two natural surface nature trails that are relatively flat and easy. The smooth, mostly clay surfaces are excellent for beginners. Both trails can get muddy following rains and can be slippery in places. The two trails can be hiked individually or together as they each reach within sight of the Big Walnut bridge.

Bluebell Trail - 1 mile. This trail runs along Blacklick Creek and Big Walnut Creek from the Confluence Trails Area to the Big Walnut Creek bridge. This trail floods easily and is often closed after heavy rain.

Confluence Trail - 1 mile. This trail runs along Big Walnut Creek and Alum Creek from the Big Walnut bridge to the Madison Mills Area.

Directions

Confluence Trails Area - From I-270 on Columbus' SE side take US 33 east to Hamilton Road. Take Hamilton Road south about 1 mile to Bixby Road. Take Bixby Road west about 1 mile to the park entrance. The Bluebell Trail head is just past the cross bike trail.

Madison Mills Area - From I-270 on Columbus' SE side take US 33 east to Hamilton Road. Take Hamilton Road south 1 block to Williams Road. Take Williams Road west about 1.5 miles. After crossing the second creek (Alum Creek) the parking lot is on the left just past a private drive. Take the bike trail about 100 yards south to the Confluence Trail head.

Metro Parks has more information about Three Creeks Metro Park.

 

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