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Battelle Darby Creek
6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. April through September
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. October through March
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1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119

From I-270, take the West Broad Street (U.S. 40) exit west. Go about 5 miles on Broad Street and turn left on Darby Creek Drive. Main entrance is about 3 miles on the right. Entrance to the Nature Center (1415 Darby Creek Drive) is 1 mile north of main park entrance. Entrance to the Indian Ridge Prairie and Picnic Area is 1 mile south of the main entrance, just south of Alkire Road, on the right.

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)