The northern trailhead is located near Alum Creek Park North in Westerville, where you can find parking, amenities, and a well-loved community park. Along the trails there are plenty more access points, parking areas, amenities, and scenic rest stops. Some of these include Cooper Park, Casto Park, Strawberry Farms Park, Tanager Woods Park, Parkridge Park, Easton Way, Nelson Park, Wolfe Park, Academy Park, and Maddison Mills Park. The opportunities for exploration are endless!
The trail itself is paved and relatively flat, making it enjoyable for people and pups of any fitness level. It follows the twists and turns of Alum Creek, and crosses over many scenic bridges. You can commune with nature in one of the parks along the way, or pop into one of the pet friendly restaurants in town for a treat.
This trail attracts all kinds of people, including cyclists, joggers, walkers, inline skaters, commuters, and dog walkers too, of course. Along the way you'll see plaques and signs celebrating these kinds of active transportation, and honoring important historical figures.
The southern trailhead is located in Three Creeks Park in Columbus. Your dog will love making a stop at the Three Oaks Dog Park near the end for a quick off leash romp! The trail officially ends once you hit the Big Walnut Creek, where it becomes the Blacklick Trail. Take this to the parking lot at 3860 Bixby Road to catch a ride home.
Dogs are welcome along the whole length of the trail, as long as they stay leashed and picked up after. Be sure to bring water and clean up bags.
This seemingly endless greenway has something along the way for everyone!