Parks and Trails in Licking County | Licking Park District

Bike Path Closures: Beginning Tues Dec 3, Buckeye Scenic Trail bike path: closed betwn Davis Rd & White Chapel Rd for bridge deck replacement. Beginning Thurs Dec 5, TJE Bike Path: closed btwn Concord & Windy Hollow for culvert replacement. ..................................... Taft trails closed to public Weds Dec 11 until 3pm. Infirmary Mound & Lobdell Reserve trails remain open to horses & 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

  • Click here for Infirmary Mound Park map (The Fairy Trail is located on the Wildflower Trail northeast of Mirror Lake)
  • 316-acre park
  • Click here for Infirmary Mound Park Orienteering Course Instructions and Map
  • 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

3158 Mounts Road, Alexandria, Ohio

  • Click here for 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 (5474 Battee Rd, Alexandria)
  • Pets allowed on leash
Taft Reserve
Taft Reserve North

10250 Flint Ridge Road, Newark, Ohio

Taft Reserve South

10383 Fairview Rd, Heath, Ohio

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 facility, contact Joyce Drumm, Director: 740.404.3922 or fritz14@live.com
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
  • 2.8-mile multi-purpose trail
  • Excellent bird-watching, fishing 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:

Infirmary Mound Park: 7 miles of multi-purpose trails open to hikers, leashed pets, mountain bikers, and horses. Click here for Infirmary Mound Park map
(The Fairy Trail is located on the Wildflower Trail northeast of Mirror Lake)

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

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

Riverview Preserve: 3 miles of trails open to hikers.

Ohio Canal Greenway: 2.8 mile multi-purpose trail open to hikers, leashed pets and mountain bikers. Ohio Canal Greenway Map

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


Trail Hotline (740)349-4823Call Before You Haul


Trail Status:
 

Licking Park District Trail Status Update
Trails at Infirmary Mound, Taft Reserve North and South, and Lobdell Reserve are open to horses and all other users.
* Remember to bring drinking water for your horses. There is no water available at any of the trailer parking areas.
The Ohio Canal Greenway remains permanently closed to horses.

** ADVISORY NOTICE **
for TWO BIKE PATH CLOSURE AREAS

1) Effective Tuesday Dec 3rd, a portion of the Buckeye Scenic Trail bike path will temporarily close for bridge deck replacement. The path will be closed between Davis Dr and White Chapel Rd SE. The expected closure duration will be posted as soon as additional assessment information is received from the contractor.

2) Effective Thursday Dec 5th, a section of the TJ Evans bike path will close for culvert repair in the Johnstown area. The path will be closed from Windy Hollow Rd to Concord Rd. We will advise when this work is completed.

*** For your safety, please observe all path closure signs and instructions from work crews.
*Do not cross into closed areas.*

Updates will appear on the Licking Park District website, Facebook and the Trail Hotline (740.349.4823).

We will pass along any schedule change information as we receive it. If you have any questions, please call or email us (740.587.2535 or info@LickingParkDistrict.com).

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve your bike paths.

~Remember to
~Call Before You Haul~
to the Trail Hotline at 740.349.4823 or check our Facebook page or website at LickingParkDistrict.com before heading out for the trails at any of our park locations.- Thank you!