Alum Creek Greenway Trail

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Trail Distance: 25.2 miles
Time Estimate: 10 hr
Elevation Gain: 157 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: Free
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: Yes
Description
Stretching across Franklyn County in Ohio is the lengthy Alum Creek Greenway Trail. It's part of the statewide Ohio to Erie Trail, which spans over 300 miles. This section takes you through the ever changing landscapes of Westerville, Columbus, and Groveport. On your travels, you'll pass through suburban neighborhoods, public parks, busy cities, and secluded natural areas. Whether you and your canine companion want to walk for 20 minutes or two days, this greenway is a great option. 

The northern trailhead is located near Alum Creek Park North in Westerville, where you can find parking, amenities, and a well-loved community park. The southern trailhead is located in Three Creeks Park in Columbus. 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.  

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! 

Trail Features
River, Urban
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Portions of this trail are fairly secluded, and may be unsafe to walk alone at night. It's a multi-use trail, so be aware of your surroundings to avoid any collisions with fast moving cyclists.
Address
221 W Main St
Westerville, OH 43081
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Address
221 W Main St
Westerville, OH 43081
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours