Clear Creek Metro Park--Prairie Warbler and Tulip Tree Trails

Tips for Birding

The Fairfield-Hocking county line runs through Clear Creek Metro Park. (See the map for the location of the county line.) eBird hotspots are organized by county. If you carefully keep your bird records by county, be sure to use the specific hotspots in this park so that the birds will be assigned to the proper county.

About this Location

The Prairie Warbler Trail, .6 miles, is an easy to moderate hike on a dirt trail. It crosses a rolling hilltop, goes around a meadow, and through the woods.

The Tulip Tree Trail, .6 miles, is a moderate to difficult hike on a dirt trail. It loops through the woods along a rolling hillside.

These two trails can be combined into a circuit hike.

About Clear Creek Metro Park

Clear Creek Valley is one of the most pristine and secluded natural areas in Central Ohio. Variations of land surfaces, soils and climates have produced a medley of habitats that harbor more than 800 plant species and 150 species of birds, many of them rare.

You may catch a glimpse of turkey, deer, ruffed grouse, coyote, black vultures, or even see the traces of the elusive bobcat along the park’s 12 miles of trails.

Centuries of glacial flooding have cut the valley through the Black Hand sandstone leaving an array of scenic cliffs and rugged rock formations overlooking the creek.

Oak and hickory forests interspersed with giant hemlocks and ferns, along with the last remaining Ohio colonies of rhododendron, provide the perfect backdrop or a getaway from city life.
From Clear Creek Metro Park webpage

Restrooms at locations identified on park map.