After Work Hike at Pickerington Ponds


Spring is here!  The sun is out longer, The weather is warmer.  Perfect weather for hiking.  This week, we hit another great East Side Park.  This week, we are hiking Pickerington Ponds.

If you are looking for a fast paced exer-hike, this is not for you.  We are going to hit three trails, and four scenic overlooks over four scenic ponds.

We'll start at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area.  After checking out the overlook over Arrowhead Pond, We'll hike the Arrowhead Trail (1.7 miles).  We'll check out the overlook over Blue Wing Pond then hike the Kildeer Trail (1.1 miles) to another overlook.  Hiking back, we'll jump on the Yellowlegs Trail (0.5 miles) to another overlook over Ellis Pond.  Overall, it looks like about 4 miles of hiking.  Who's with me?

 

Park Map:  http://www.metroparks.net/MapPickeringtonPonds.aspx

 

Directions:  Glacier Knoll Picnic Area
4071 Bowen Road
Canal Winchester OH 43110
(southeastern Franklin & northwestern Fairfield counties)

From I-270, take U.S. 33 east toward Lancaster about three miles. Take the Canal Winchester/State Route 674/Gender Road exit. Turn left onto Gender Road, go about one mile and turn right onto Wright Road.  Go about one mile to Bowen Road and turn left. Glacier Knoll picnic and parking area is about 0.25 miles on left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sylva

    I was there and didn't find anybody :( maybe I was at wrong picnic area... It was really windy and cold and wasn't dressed warm enough anyway. Till next time.

    April 25, 2013

    • Mike

      sorry we missed you. are you coming to Chestnut Ridge?

      April 25, 2013

  • Janis J.

    I'm glad at least 3 of us showed up for Mike's sake. It was understandable though why most everyone else didn't show. I rate it a 4 only because of the dreary Ohio weather. Chestnut Ridge here we come!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Janis J.

    We might have to wear wading boots!

    April 24, 2013

  • Mike

    Thanks to the brave souls who came out for a cold, wet hike. Let's try to do it again in the summer.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Rob

    Got there at six o one didnt see any one. Did theloop, nice park

    April 24, 2013

    • Mike

      sorry we missed you. We were cold and started right at 6

      April 24, 2013

    • Rob

      did arrowhead trail backwords to see if i could "catch up" but didnt see or hear any one. its cool it was fun anyways cool park lots of ducks.

      April 24, 2013

  • Karen E.

    Well, we are on our way, so I hope someone shows up!

    April 24, 2013

  • Nick

    Mike----we have to cancel as well. Luckily, we did this hike last week anyway.....lol. See you out on the trail......

    April 24, 2013

  • Andrea C.

    Well I will have to cancel . Circumstances not related to weather. Hope to make it next Wednesday. Those going have a nice time .stay warm :)

    April 24, 2013

  • Rose B.

    Not up to hiking in this type of weather tonight - see you next time.

    April 24, 2013

  • Nicole

    Sorry...work.

    April 24, 2013

  • Karen E.

    My husband and I are still going. Not raining here in pickerington. At the moment.

    April 24, 2013

  • Andrea C.

    Is anyone still going? I'd like to go but looks like a lot of cancellations

    April 24, 2013

  • ChaChee K.

    Going to be too cold, too windy and too damp. Bad combination.

    April 24, 2013

  • Jules L.

    Sorry I have to cancel for this evening. Bummed out.

    April 24, 2013

  • Joanna

    Must work over :(

    April 24, 2013

  • Mike

    Rain should be over by hike time.

    April 24, 2013

  • Gabrielle K.

    Raining;-( or ;-) if you're a plant!

    April 24, 2013

  • Andrea C.

    Looking forward to it!

    April 22, 2013

  • Jeff

    Forgot I have a class that evening that ends at 6:30.

    April 22, 2013

  • Jay

    is the Glacier Knoll picnic area the one off of Bowen Road?

    April 18, 2013

    • Mike

      yes

      April 19, 2013

  • Jeffrey H.

    Work trip I forgot about see u next time

    April 19, 2013

  • Nick

    See you out there....

    April 17, 2013

  • Jeff

    Unless something comes up that can't be avoided, I plan to be there!

    April 8, 2013

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