Fast-paced 5-7 mile afternoon hike at Prairie Oaks

We will meet at the Whispering Oaks Picnic Area.  We will hike a couple of trails for a total of about 5-7 miles. I am open to suggestions on what trails we hike.

Pace: fast, around[masked] mile/hour.

Directions:  Main park entrance (3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road):

From I-270, take I-70 west to Plain City-Georgesville Road/S.R. 142 exit and go north on Route 142 about 0.8 miles. Entrance is on the right.

Park Map

(This was partly copied from a hike posted by our fearless leader Mike - I hope he will not be too upset about my plagiarism)

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  • Sherrie

    Can you recommend any shorter, novice hikes? I would like to join you, but I'm not ready for a fast paced 7 miler yet. Is it safe to hike along the Olentangy Trail by myself for shorter walks? Thanks very much.

    November 21, 2013

    • Sherrie

      Thank you for the reply. I won't be able to make it tomorrow, but I will keep my eyes peeled for future hikes. :)

      November 22, 2013

    • Dave K.

      Stelios has a good point. Antrim Lake has a loop around it and is 1.2 miles around. Usually people all around.

      1 · November 24, 2013

  • Melody

    Thanks for organizing this ..note to self...warm up b4 hiking with stelios! You guys were fast!!

    November 24, 2013

  • Dave R

    Great job organizing this one, Stelios. Looking forward to more weekend hikes.

    November 23, 2013

  • Cathi

    Beautiful crisp winter (snow!) hike. Thanks to Eben and Stelios.

    November 23, 2013

  • Aaron

    Great hike despite the flurries and great people as always!

    November 23, 2013

  • Stelios

    Good hike even with a cold weather - thanks to Phil, Eben and others for leading :-)

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Aleix

    Running late... Won't make it in time. Have fun.

    November 23, 2013

  • Sharon

    Sorry to miss this one, the time and day was perfect but on my way there I stopped for gas and realized I was horribly under dressed. I underestimated the weather and was prepared for a warmer hike. Hope to join the next one. Enjoy the trails!


    November 23, 2013

    • Stelios

      Very interesting .... I tried to copy the suggestion on a map i printed out from the metroparks page since I could not find a way to print out a page from the googlebooks. Thank Dave.

      November 23, 2013

  • Stelios

    It will be chilly it seems. Come well dressed. If anybody needs my cell #, please reply below (or email me from my home page) and I will email it.

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Mike

    I would recommend the Coneflower and Lake Trails

    1 · November 16, 2013

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