Parks and Trails in Licking County | Licking Park District

Trails at Taft Reserve are CLOSED to HORSES. Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve & Ohio Canal Greenway are open to horses and all other users.

Infirmary Mound Park

Infirmary Mound Park

4309 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023

Lobdell Reserve

Lobdell Reserve

3100 Mounts Road, Alexandria, Ohio

  • Lobdell Trail Map
  • 210-acre reserve, including woodlands, meadows, and beautiful stream corridor
  • Cliffs with scenic views
  • 8-mile of trails, ranging from easy to challenging
  • Great for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking
  • Championship caliber Frisbee disc golfing course

Taft Reserve

Taft Reserve

10250 Flint Ridge Road, Newark, Ohio

  • Taft Trail Map
  • 425-acre reserve, mostly meadows and woodlands
  • 8 miles horseback riding and hiking trails

Riverview Reserve

Riverview Reserve

  • 110-acre preserve, follows Licking River through woodland and wetland habitats
  • Numerous species wildflowers & wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Canoe launch site
  • Ample parking

Morris Woods State Nature Preserve

Morris Woods State Nature Preserve

7495 Dutch Lane, Johnstown, Ohio

  • 107-acre forest (mostly beech-maple)
  • Managed by Licking County in cooperation with ODNR
  • Small lake and wetland area(s)
  • Wildlife

Fritz Drumm

Fritz Drumm

The Fritz Drumm Memorial Park is a twenty acre park with plans to develop an enormous sports facility including four baseball diamonds, two basketball courts, a football field, two soccer fields, two sand volleyball courts and a concession stand. The volunteer committee is still fundraising and gathering support with hopes to have the baseball fields completed and open by 2013.

Palmer Road Swamp Preserve

Palmer Road Swamp Preserve

  • 26-acre preserve, mainly wet wooded areas and glasslands
  • Wildlife haven among suburban/subdivision development and I-70
  • Open by permit only

Ohio Canal Greenway

Ohio Canal Greenway

101 Canal Road, Hebron, Ohio

  • 3.8-mile multi-purpose trail
  • Excellent bird-watching, fishing, horseback riding and hiking
  • Wooden covered bridge

Boyd Wilkin Reserve

Boyd Wilkin Reserve

11770 Wilkins Run Road Northeast, Newark, Ohio

  • 160-acre farm
  • Donated in 2007 by Donald & Margaret Boyd
  • Fascinating glacial deposits and formations
  • Open to visitors by permit only

Frederick Reese Wildlife Preserve

Frederick R. Reese Wildlife Sanctuary

6210 Grumms Lane, Newark, Ohio

  • 103-acre woodland
  • Impressive sandstone outcroppings
  • Wildflowers & Wildlife
  • Open to visitors by permit only

Tyler Powell Preserve

Tyler Powell Preserve

Mill Street Avenue, Pataskala, Ohio

  • 13-acre preserve
  • Haven for wildlife and plant life amidst suburban/subdivision development
  • Protects Muddy Fork Creek (tributary to south fork of Licking County)
Welcome to the Licking Park District: Parks

Our parks, preserves and reserves are ideal places to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty in Licking County. There are dozens of activities you can enjoy amidst woodlands, meadows, streams, wildflowers, glacial deposits, wetlands, a historical mound, ponds, a covered wooden bridge, and sandstone!

Our parks offer trails, shelters, gathering facilities, recreation courts and fields, special event arenas and fields, protective havens for wildlife, and more. Whether you’re here to have fun, learn, relax, observe, play, or attend an event…we welcome you!

Did you know you can enjoy all these activities through the Licking Park District’s facilities?

  • Fishing
  • Walking & Hiking
  • Horseback Riding & Events
  • Picnicking
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Special Events
  • Photography
  • Geocaching
  • Geology
  • Recreation Games
  • Bicycling & Mountain Biking
  • Jogging/Running
  • Nature Observation & Study including bluebird trails
  • Disc Golf
  • Canoeing (launch site)
  • Education
  • Meetings/Gatherings
  • Orienteering trails (scouts)
Infirmary Mound Park
Infirmary Mound Park

4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio

  • Infirmary Mound Park Trail Map
  • 316-acre park
  • Prehistoric “Infirmary Mound”
  • Picnics and shelter houses
  • 4-acre Dog Park (off-leash)
  • Pets allowed on leash (on trails and general park areas)
  • Fishing lake (No public boating)
  • 7 miles horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking trails
  • Equestrain events (shows, hunter paces, etc.)
  • Small playground areas
  • Meeting/gathering facilities
  • Indoor and outdoor rental areas
  • Special events
Lobdell Reserve
Lobdell Reserve

3100 Mounts Road, Alexandria, Ohio

  • Lobdell Reserve Trail Map
  • 210-acre reserve, including woodlands, meadows, and beautiful stream corridor
  • Cliffs with scenic views
  • 8-mile of trails, ranging from easy to challenging
  • Great for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking
  • Championship caliber disc golfing course (5475 Battee Rd, Alexandria)
  • Pets allowed on leash
Taft Reserve
Taft Reserve

10250 Flint Ridge Road, Newark, Ohio

  • Taft Trail Map
  • 425-acre reserve, mostly meadows and woodlands
  • 8 miles horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking trails
  • Pets allowed on leash
Riverview Reserve
Riverview Reserve

375 Ohio Street, Newark, Ohio

  • 110-acre preserve, follows Licking River through woodland and wetland habitats
  • Numerous species wildflowers & wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Canoe launch site
  • Ample parking
Morris Woods State Nature Preserve
Morris Woods State Nature Preserve

7495 Dutch Lane, Johnstown, Ohio

  • 107-acre forest (mostly beech-maple)
  • Managed by Licking County in cooperation with ODNR
  • Small lake and wetland area(s)
  • Wildlife
  • Wildflowers
  • No Pets on State Nature Preserve properties
Fritz Drumm
Fritz Drumm

4839 Lobdell Road, Alexandria, Ohio

In 2015, the Fritz Drumm Memorial Fund developed and opened for baseball and softball games, through a long-term lease agreement with the Licking Park District.  For more information on the use of this site, contact Brian Dague at (614) 554-6086.

Palmer Road Swamp Preserve
Palmer Road Swamp Preserve

25 Roga Drive, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

  • 26-acre preserve, mainly wet wooded areas and glasslands
  • Wildlife haven among suburban/subdivision development and I-70
  • Open by permit only
Ohio Canal Greenway
Ohio Canal Greenway

101 Canal Road, Hebron, Ohio

  • Ohio Canal Greenway Map
  • 3.8-mile multi-purpose trail
  • Excellent bird-watching, fishing, horseback riding and hiking
  • Wooden covered bridge
Boyd Wilkin Reserve
Boyd Wilkin Reserve

11770 Wilkins Run Road Northeast, Newark, Ohio

  • 160-acre farm
  • Donated in 2007 by Donald & Margaret Boyd
  • Fascinating glacial deposits and formations
  • Open to visitors by permit only
Frederick R. Reese Wildlife Sanctuary
Frederick R. Reese Wildlife Sanctuary

6210 Grumms Lane, Newark, Ohio

  • 103-acre woodland
  • Impressive sandstone outcroppings
  • Wildflowers & Wildlife
  • Open to visitors by permit only
Tyler Powell Preserve
Tyler Powell Preserve

Mill Street Road, Pataskala, Ohio

  • 13-acre preserve
  • Haven for wildlife and plant life amidst suburban/subdivision development
  • Protects Muddy Fork Creek (tributary to south fork of Licking County)
Welcome to the Licking Park District: Trails

Several parks feature miles of trails for everything from relaxing walks to healthy adventure! We invite you to grab your friend, your pet, your family, or just your camera and explore these trails:

Trail Hotline (740)349-4823


Call before you Haul

Trail Status:
 

Licking Park District Trail Status Update:
Trails at Taft Reserve are closed to Horses due to wet and muddy conditions.

Trails at Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve and the Ohio Canal Greenway are open to horses and all other users.

**Please note that you will find areas at Lobdell & Taft that are closed for natural resource management. We appreciate your cooperation in observing these closures.

**Parking for horse trailers at Ohio Canal Greenway is allowed ONLY at the Hebron Fish Hatchery, first lot on the left as you enter the Hatchery grounds, in the area closest to Canal Rd. Please clean up hay and manure before leaving the lot and take it with you. Please do not scatter on site. Do not park horse trailers at Canal Park in Hebron.

Thank you for your patience and compliance with these closures and requests, as we work to manage the trails for longevity, safety and the enjoyment of all users.

Remember to
“Call Before You Haul”
to the Trail Hotline at 740.349.4823 or check our Facebook page (Licking Park District) or website at LickingParkDistrict.com
– Thank you!

Infirmary Mound Park: 7 miles of multi-purpose trails open to hikers, leashed pets, mountain bikers, and horses. Infirmary Mound Park Trail Map

Taft Reserve: 8 miles of multi-purpose trails open to hikers, leashed pets, mountain bikers, and horses. Taft Reserve Trail Map

Lobdell Reserve: 6 miles of multi-purpose trails open to hikers, leashed pets, mountain bikers, and horses. Lobdell Reserve Trail Map

Riverview Preserve: 3 miles of trails open to hikers.

Ohio Canal Greenway: 3.8 mile multi-purpose trail open to hikers, leashed pets, mountain bikers, and horses. Ohio Canal Greenway Map

Morris Woods State Nature Preserve: 1.5 miles of trail open to hikers. No pets permitted (except assistance animals).