Hours and Info

April 1-September 30: 6:30am-10pm
October 1-March 31: 6:30am-8pm

Phone: 614-216-8859

Programs at Glacier Ridge


Glacier Ridge was named for the end moraine or glacial debris left behind when the glaciers retreated some 12,000 to 17,000 years ago. Much of the 1,032-acre park was once covered with farmland. Visitors can traverse a boardwalk through the Honda Wetlands Area or climb a 25-foot observation tower to see waterfowl and other animals.

Photo: Renata Ramsini

Photo: MaryKathryn Zuza

Park Map

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2.8 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved – ADA
Goes through woods and fields and leads to Honda Wetland Education Center.
Interactive Map: Ironweed

Marsh Hawk

2.3 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved – ADA
Goes through woods and fields.
Interactive Map: Marsh Hawk

Challenge Course

0.5 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved
Encircles the 3-acre challenge course.

Red Oak

0.8 miles
Easy – Hike
Passes through an old forest.
Interactive Map: Red Oak


5 miles
Horse Riding – Grass & Dirt
Loops through woods and fields (cross-country skiing when conditions permit).
Interactive Map: Savannah

Fall color lines the Ironweed Trail at Glacier Ridge Metro Park.
Photo: Emily Kent


Non-Reservable Shelters

Glacier Ridge Picnic Area

1 Shelter: Capacity 60, Restrooms, Grills, Play Area

Glacier Ridge Picnic Area


Boardwalk at Glacier Ridge
Photo: Kelly Riehl-Miller

Bikers on the Marsh Hawk Trail in the northern part of Glacier Ridge Metro Park.
Photo: Mike Heisey
Ironweed Trail: 2.8 miles
Marsh Hawk Trail: 3 miles

Savannah Trail: 5 miles
Reserved for cross-country skiing when snow conditions allow.

A player on the disc golf course at Glacier Ridge
Photo: Frank Kozarich

Bring your own discs to play the 18-hole disc golf course, free. The 6,000-foot course features six holes in the woods and 12 in mostly open fields. The course is free and open year-round. It includes a mix of short and long tees, with several holes over 400 feet.

Horse riders near the bridle trail staging area at Glacier Ridge.
Photo: Mike Heisey

Savannah Trail: 5 miles

A child climbs the wall on one of the play structures at Glacier Ridge.
Photo: Bryan Knowles

The play area features cedar structures with towers, ramps, ropes, ladders and a zipline and was designed and built by students from the Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture.

Visitors take on the frog hop on the Challenge Course at Glacier Ridge.
Photo: Bryan Knowles

The 3-acre obstacle course features 12 challenging stations surrounded by a half-mile paved trail. Visitors can crawl through tunnels, climb poles and ropes and go over logs and more.

Dogs at play in the dog park at Glacier Ridge
Photo: Sarah Hunter


Ironweed Trail: 2.8 miles
Marsh Hawk Trail: 3 miles


The 2.5-acre dog park features an open field, drinking fountains, paved path and a wooded area for dogs to explore and is open to dogs of all size.

Domesticated dogs and cats are also permitted in picnic areas, parking lots and on roadways. Pets shall be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.

Glacier Ridge Picnic Area

One shelters with grills and a play area, free and available for all to use on a first come-first served basis.

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