Hours and Info

April 1-September 30: 6:30AM-DARK
October 1-March 31: 6:30AM-DARK

Phone: 614.357.9375

Programs at Walnut Woods


Walnut Woods features 1,455 acres of woodlands and fields, bordered by Walnut Creek to the north. The Tall Pines Area features dramatic stands of pines and sweetgum trees, and the Buckeye Area has long rows of old nursery trees such as serviceberry, crab apple and red maples. The park also features restored wetlands and vernal pools.

Photo: Kim Myers

Photo: Josh Mund

Park Map

Click the map below for a zoomed/enlarged version

Walnut Woods Parkmap



2 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved
Runs alongside Walnut Creek and loops through stands of old nursery trees.
Interactive Map: Buckeye


1.3 miles
Easy – Hike – Pets – Grass and Dirt
Runs through wetlands and joins the Monarch Trail.
Interactive Map: Kestrel


1.4 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved
Runs alongside Walnut Creek and connects with the Sweetgum Trail.
Interactive Map: Monarch

Pin Oak

0.4 miles
Easy – Hike – Pets – Grass
Runs through a stand of sweetgum trees. Connects two sections of the Sweetgum Trail.


2.6 miles
Easy – Hike – Bike – Pets – Paved & Gravel
Loops around the Tall Pines Area and goes through stands of sweetgum, pine and oak trees.
Interactive Map: Sweetgum

Sweetgum Trail in Tall Pines Area of Walnut Woods.
Photo: Kye Feasel


Non-Reservable Shelters

Buckeye Area

1 Shelter: Seats 50, Restroom, 2 Grills, No lights or electric, Buckeye Trail (2 miles, pets permitted), Playground, Carry-in Carry-out, ADA accessible

Tall Pines Picnic Area

Picnic Tables: Three picnic tables, One grill, Not ADA accessible

Picnic shelter at the Buckeye Area in Walnut Woods.
Photo: Mindi McConnell


Photo: Mindi McConnell

Get Outside, It’s Your Nature!