Hours and Info

6:30am to Dark
Phone: 614.565.1539

About

Metro Parks has turned an abandoned quarry into a recreation destination for Franklin County residents and beyond. Quarry Trails, the 20th Metro Park, is located within 5 miles of 350,000 residents, fulfilling a need for access to a park in this area and having a Metro Park within 5 miles of every Franklin County resident. Current amenities include trails, observations areas, a single-track mountain bike trail, a picturesque 25-foot waterfall and lakes.

Located on the site of the Marble Cliff Quarry which was once the largest contiguous quarry in the United States it provided limestone for over a century that was used to build the Ohio Statehouse, roads, buildings and many other places in Central Ohio. Funding for the park is a result of the generosity of Franklin County residents through their support of our tax levy and grants.

Construction vehicles and workers will still be present, so please use caution when in the park.

Rangers and staff are here to assist you, so please follow their direction.

Photo: Jeff Scovronski

Photo: Steve Boniface

Park Map

Click the map below for a zoomed/enlarged version

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Trails

Boardwalk

0.09 miles
ADA – Pets
ADA accessible from Lake Area parking lot

Connector Trails

0.35 miles
Paved – Pets
Paved in Lake Area

Flat Rocks Trail

0.25 miles
Paved – Pets

Lake View Trail

0.3 miles
Paved – Pets

Millikin Falls Lower Trail

0.75 miles
Paved – Pets

Millikin Falls Upper Trail

0.05 miles
Paved – Pets

Observation Trail

0.1 miles
Paved – Pets

Tall Wall Trail

0.75 miles
Paved – Pets

Quarry Trails Stairs
Photo: Larry Hamill

Activities

Quarry Trails Biker

General Fishing: Fishing is permitted in the quarry lakes, but no live bait is allowed to be used. Metro Parks ponds and lakes do not require fishing licenses as fishing is catch and release and catches cannot be taken away from the park.

For any river, creek or waterways, anyone above the age of 15 must have a valid Ohio fishing license from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Metro Parks does not have sole jurisdiction over rivers and waterways, and any restrictions that apply to rivers, creeks or waterways are applied by the State of Ohio and ODNR (i.e. Fishing on the Scioto River requires a valid Ohio fishing license and all bag limits must be observed).

Ice Fishing: Ice fishing is not permitted at Metro Parks due to safety concerns.

Biker at Quarry Trails Metro Park.

The rugged terrain at the quarry is ideal for creating an exciting mountain bike trail.

Paddle boarders on the quarry lake at Quarry Trails Metro Park.
Photo: Mike Yearling

The quarry lakes will be great for canoeists and kayakers as the park is developed.

Quarry Trails Park Map

PET TRAILS

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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