What we're about

HikeColumbus! is a group for anyone interested in hiking in and around central Ohio. All skill levels are welcome. I started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts. Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody.

COLUMBUS HIKING RESOURCES:

A Google Map with about 10 hiking spots around Columbus

https://goo.gl/maps/jsGerMwSH13KZDgN9

Ohio Hiking Meetup

https://www.meetup.com/hiking-555/

A good list of places to go hiking in Columbus

https://fitt.co/columbus/articles/columbus-hiking-spots

All hike routes on MapMyHike.com

https://www.mapmyhike.com/profile/158385715/

Upcoming events (4+)

Highbanks River Path Hike - Weekly Every Saturday (3 Miles)

Highbanks Metro Park

There small parking area just south of the big loop. Parking can be limited but there is a big parking area inside of the loop which is not far from the meeting spot.

Here are the exact GPS coordinates: 40°08'59.0"N 83°02'23.6"W

Here is a Google map of the meeting spot: https://goo.gl/maps/SGgxAz6tZYs21oxx8

I have been hiking Highbanks a lot and it is incredible. I love this path and have hiked it 10-20 times at least and there is always something new to see.

The route starts at the South East end of the turn around, stays on the "Dripping Rock" path down to the river where it picks up a desire path for about 1/2 mile along the river. Then follows a stream bed North East back up to the "Overlook" path.

Optionally, the "Overlook" path can be taken all the way back or alternatively a second stream bed leads back down to the river and the original path can be followed back.

I like to stop about 1/2 up the South-most stream bed for snack time and a rest, there are tons of beautiful spots to stop and relax along the river as well.

The "hard" parts are along the river (I got my shoes muddied) and hiking down the first stream bed to the river. I would call it a class 2 hike (out of 10).

I've called Highbanks to get the OK on this path and it was given the all clear (By Michael, Ranger #49). Both the desire path and the stream beds are ok for hiking.

Thanks and see ya out there :)

Highbanks River Path Hike - Weekly Every Saturday (3 Miles)

Highbanks Metro Park

There small parking area just south of the big loop. Parking can be limited but there is a big parking area inside of the loop which is not far from the meeting spot.

Here are the exact GPS coordinates: 40°08'59.0"N 83°02'23.6"W

Here is a Google map of the meeting spot: https://goo.gl/maps/SGgxAz6tZYs21oxx8

I have been hiking Highbanks a lot and it is incredible. I love this path and have hiked it 10-20 times at least and there is always something new to see.

The route starts at the South East end of the turn around, stays on the "Dripping Rock" path down to the river where it picks up a desire path for about 1/2 mile along the river. Then follows a stream bed North East back up to the "Overlook" path.

Optionally, the "Overlook" path can be taken all the way back or alternatively a second stream bed leads back down to the river and the original path can be followed back.

I like to stop about 1/2 up the South-most stream bed for snack time and a rest, there are tons of beautiful spots to stop and relax along the river as well.

The "hard" parts are along the river (I got my shoes muddied) and hiking down the first stream bed to the river. I would call it a class 2 hike (out of 10).

I've called Highbanks to get the OK on this path and it was given the all clear (By Michael, Ranger #49). Both the desire path and the stream beds are ok for hiking.

Thanks and see ya out there :)

Highbanks River Path Hike - Weekly Every Saturday (3 Miles)

Highbanks Metro Park

There small parking area just south of the big loop. Parking can be limited but there is a big parking area inside of the loop which is not far from the meeting spot.

Here are the exact GPS coordinates: 40°08'59.0"N 83°02'23.6"W

Here is a Google map of the meeting spot: https://goo.gl/maps/SGgxAz6tZYs21oxx8

I have been hiking Highbanks a lot and it is incredible. I love this path and have hiked it 10-20 times at least and there is always something new to see.

The route starts at the South East end of the turn around, stays on the "Dripping Rock" path down to the river where it picks up a desire path for about 1/2 mile along the river. Then follows a stream bed North East back up to the "Overlook" path.

Optionally, the "Overlook" path can be taken all the way back or alternatively a second stream bed leads back down to the river and the original path can be followed back.

I like to stop about 1/2 up the South-most stream bed for snack time and a rest, there are tons of beautiful spots to stop and relax along the river as well.

The "hard" parts are along the river (I got my shoes muddied) and hiking down the first stream bed to the river. I would call it a class 2 hike (out of 10).

I've called Highbanks to get the OK on this path and it was given the all clear (By Michael, Ranger #49). Both the desire path and the stream beds are ok for hiking.

Thanks and see ya out there :)

Highbanks River Path Hike - Weekly Every Saturday (3 Miles)

Highbanks Metro Park

There small parking area just south of the big loop. Parking can be limited but there is a big parking area inside of the loop which is not far from the meeting spot.

Here are the exact GPS coordinates: 40°08'59.0"N 83°02'23.6"W

Here is a Google map of the meeting spot: https://goo.gl/maps/SGgxAz6tZYs21oxx8

I have been hiking Highbanks a lot and it is incredible. I love this path and have hiked it 10-20 times at least and there is always something new to see.

The route starts at the South East end of the turn around, stays on the "Dripping Rock" path down to the river where it picks up a desire path for about 1/2 mile along the river. Then follows a stream bed North East back up to the "Overlook" path.

Optionally, the "Overlook" path can be taken all the way back or alternatively a second stream bed leads back down to the river and the original path can be followed back.

I like to stop about 1/2 up the South-most stream bed for snack time and a rest, there are tons of beautiful spots to stop and relax along the river as well.

The "hard" parts are along the river (I got my shoes muddied) and hiking down the first stream bed to the river. I would call it a class 2 hike (out of 10).

I've called Highbanks to get the OK on this path and it was given the all clear (By Michael, Ranger #49). Both the desire path and the stream beds are ok for hiking.

Thanks and see ya out there :)

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Highbanks River Path Hike - Weekly Every Saturday (3 Miles)

Highbanks Metro Park

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