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Prairie Oaks Park Map

Prairie Oaks Resources

  • Hiking trails
  • Pet trails
  • Picnicking
  • Nature programs
  • Biking
  • Rollerblading
  • Natural Play Area
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Bridle trail
  • Darby Bend Lakes
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Dog swimming

Prairie Oaks Trails

Trail Distance Details
  Sycamore Plains 1 mile; moderate to difficult Walk, jog, pets; grass and dirt surface; Winds through grasslands and along Darby Creek bottomland, passing large sycamores.
  Osage Orange 0.5-mile loop; moderate to difficult Walk, pets; grass and dirt surface; Passes through fields, woodlands and Darby Creek bottomlands.
  Coneflower (north) 0.8 miles; difficult Walk, jog, cross-country ski; grass and dirt surface; Crosses two steep hills by the Darby Creek floodplain.
  Coneflower (south) 1.7 miles; moderate to difficult Walk, jog, cross-country ski; grass and dirt surface; Runs alongside Big Darby Creek for a way and then loops back along the edge of a prairie.
  Bridle     5.7 miles Horseback ride, cross-country ski; grass and dirt surface; Passes through fields, woodlands and prairies.
  Darby Creek
Greenway
3.4 miles: easy Walk, jog, bike, pets; compacted gravel surface; Runs along the west side of Darby Creek, with an extension across the creek leading north to Darby Bend Lakes. ADA accessible.
Tall Grass Trail 0.7 miles; easy Walk, pets, cross-country ski; grass and dirt uneven surface, but fairly level; Extends southward in a loop from the Sycamore Plains Trail.
Mound Trail 0.3 miles; easy Walk, pets, cross-country ski; grass and dirt uneven surface, but fairly level; Encircles an Indian mound in the Darby Bend Lakes area.
Lakeview Trail 0.6 miles; easy Walk, pets (horseback riders share a section of the trail); grass, dirt and hard-packed grit surface, fairly level, with a view uneven surfaces; Runs down the east side of the most southerly lake in the Darby Bend Lakes area, connecting with the Darby Creek Greenway Trail near the bridge to the west side of Big Darby Creek.
River Rock Trail 0.7 miles; easy Walk, pets; grass and dirt surface fairly level; Loops around one of the lakes in the Darby Bend Lakes area from the Darby Creek Greenway Trail.
Alder Trail 0.6 miles; easy Walk, pets; grass and dirt surface fairly level; Connects Darby Bend Lakes area with Sycamore Plains Trail.
Beaver Lake Trail 0.9 miles; easy Walk, pets; grass and dirt surface fairly level; Loops around Beaver Lake.

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