Battelle Darby Creek Park Map

Resources

  • Nature Center
  • Streamside classroom
  • More than 18 miles of trails: including
  • 3.2-mile cross country ski trail (access from Gardner Road)
  • 1.6-mile pet trail
  • Sledding hill (access from Alkire Road)
  • Bison in two paddocks
  • Canoe access and launch site (Alkire Road)
  • Fishing
  • Big Darby Public Hunting Area (800 acres, access at St. Rt. 665)
  • Ice skating (access from Gardner Road)
  • Osprey Lake (fishing)
  • Fishing, dog swimming and hiking in the Pleasant Valley Quarry area

Trails

Trail Distance Detail
  Ancient 1.9 miles; easy to moderate Walk, jog; grass and gravel surface; Goes along Darby Creek, and then loops through fields and woodlands.
  Camp Chase 11.4 miles; easy Walk, jog, bike; paved surface; Enters park from west, part of the Ohio to Erie Trail.
  Cobshell 0.8 miles; moderate to difficult Walk, jog; gravel and paved surface; Passes through a woodland, and then follows Big Darby Creek.
  Hawthorn 0.8 miles; easy Walk, jog; gravel and paved surface; Loops through thickets of hawthorn and black haw and extends to the Cedar Bluff Lookout deck. ADA accessible in dry weather.
  Indian Ridge 0.6 miles; moderate to difficult Walk, jog; gravel surface; Follows Big Darby Creek from Cobshell Trail to Terrace Trail, crossing under an 1850s railroad trestle.
 Darby Creek Greenway 4.7 miles; easy Walk, jog, bike, pets; gravel surface; Winds through fields and woods and through the bison area. ADA
  Dyer Mill 3.2 miles; moderate to difficult Walk, jog, cross-country ski; grass surface; Follows Little Darby Creek then loops through fields and woodlands.
  Terrace 2 miles; moderate to difficult Walk, jog; gravel and grass surface; Passes along Big Darby Creek, and then loops through fields and a swamp forest.
  Wagtail 1.6 miles; easy to moderate Walk, pets; grass surface; Loops around prairies and through a woodland.
  Turkey Foot 0.5 miles; easy Walk; grass surface; Passes through a restored prairie.
  Lake Trail
1 mile; easy Walk; dirt surface; Loops around a quarry lake. (Pleasant Valley Area)
  Harrier Loop 0.8 miles; moderate Walk, jog; dirt and grass surface; Winds through wet prairie habitat (can be muddy).
  Rail Way 0.7 miles; moderate Walk, jog; dirt and grass surface; Winds through wet prairie, with some boardwalk (can be muddy).
  Riffle Run 0.2 miles; difficult Hike; gravel surface; Steep trail descends to Darby Creek floodplain.
  Teal 1.5 miles; moderate Walk, jog; dirt and grass surface; Loops around a large wetland (can be muddy).
  Edgewood Trail
1 mile; easy Walk; dirt surface; Loop trail through a meadow and along the edge of woodland. (Pleasant Valley Area)
  Prairie Way
0.25 miles; easy Walk; grass surface; Passes through a meadow and splits the loop of the Edgewood Trail. (Pleasant Valley Area)

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