Three Creeks Metro Park--Oxbow Loop Area

About this Location

The Oxbow Loop Area is the most northerly section of the Metro Park. To reach the Oxbow Loop hike the Alum Creek Greenway Trail north from the Sycamore Fields parking area. Circle the loop and return to the Sycamore Fields via the Greenway.

About Three Creeks Metro Park

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Named for the confluence where Alum, Big Walnut, and Blacklick creeks join, this 1,086-acre park is operated through a partnership of Metro Parks and Columbus Recreation and Parks.

Three Creeks is a major hub in the Franklin County Greenways program, an interconnected system of trails along the seven major streams in Central Ohio. Hikers, bicyclists, and joggers can enjoy 15 miles of trails that parallel the stream corridors as they wind through forests, fields, prairies, and wetlands.

Owls, great blue herons, and more than 100 species of birds have been sighted. Visitors may catch a glimpse of beaver, mink, coyote, deer, and other wildlife as they walk or bike along the trails.

Three Creeks Metro Park features five areas, each with a separate entrance and connected to one another through the Alum Creek Greenways Trail: Confluence Trails Area, Heron Pond, Madison Mills, Sycamore Fields, and Smith Farm.


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