Sharon Woods Metro Park

Sharon Woods Metro Park

6911 Cleveland Avenue Westerville, Ohio 43081

Official Website
Sharon Woods Metro Park map
Thomas State Nature Preserve webpage

About this Location

The 14-acre Schrock Lake serves as a focal point of this 761-acre Metro Park. The lake provides the setting for kids’ and seniors’ fishing, bird watching, and picnicking.

The park is a mixture of forests and open fields. You’ll see numerous towering oak, hickory, and beech trees. Many seasonal pools associated with the swamp forest communities are present and provide critical spring breeding habitats for amphibians and other wildlife.

Bicyclists and joggers will enjoy the park’s four miles of paved trails. Those seeking a quieter walk will enjoy nearly three miles of nature trails that wind along stream beds and wetlands.

Notable Trails

Sharon Woods Metro Park Trails
Edward S. Thomas Trail – 1.1 miles – easy – ADA
hike – gravel
Winds through a state nature preserve, past large burr oaks, and an observation deck.
Spring Creek Trail – 1.8 miles – easy to moderate
hike, pets – gravel
Crosses two steep hills, runs alongside Spring Creek, and goes through a forest.
Multipurpose Trail – 3.8 miles – moderate – ADA
hike/bike – paved
Loops around the park and passes through woods and fields.
Lake Trail – 0.4 miles – easy
hiking, pets – paved
Runs around the southern half of Schrock Lake. Connects Spring Creek and Edward S Thomas trails.
Oak Openings Trail – 0.2 miles – easy – ADA
hike – gravel
Goes through a forest and fields and connects with the Edward S. Thomas Trail.
Connector Trail – 0.3 miles – moderate
hike – grass
Connects the Spring Creek and Edward S. Thomas trails.

Descriptions with maps of hikes using trails at Sharon Woods Metro Park are on the AllTrails website.


  • Restrooms on site

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