ALEXANDRIA, OHIO (February 28, 2022) Lobdell Reserve, located at 3100 Mounts Rd NW in Alexandria, is a beautiful 210 acre natural space with approximately 8 miles of trails ranging from easy to moderately challenging, so beginner hikers or those with more experience can all enjoy. Roaming the trails, you will walk through many diverse environments including a rich, shaded forest habitat with many tall trees and understory greenery, restored wetland, prairie, and the stream corridor of Lobdell Creek, for which the park was named. There are many cliffs around the park to hike to, that allow visitors to see the stunning scenic views that Lobdell has to offer.
Not only is Lobdell Reserve a wonderful place to hike, you can also go birdwatching, mountain biking, horseback riding, or play some disc golf! Located here is a championship caliber 18 hole disc golf course, designed and installed by two Granville High School students in 2004. There is a shelter house by the disc golf course entrance, where visitors can sit to take a break or have a picnic. The shelter was constructed in 2018, made possible by a generous donation from the estate of Rosanna Moore, a resident of Alexandria, teacher, artist, woodcarver, and longtime volunteer at the Park District.
Along with gorgeous views and great hiking trails, Lobdell Reserve has stunning geologic exposures that tell a story of how the land was formed. Bedrock outcroppings have been dated back to over 350 million years ago, well before the formation of the ancient supercontinent Pangea. There are also deposits of glacial till left behind by Illinoian (300-130 thousand years ago) and Wisconsinan (24-18 thousand years ago) glaciers. Come visit and see for yourself all the natural beauty that this park has to offer.
Licking Park District’s Mission
The mission of the Licking Park District (LPD) is to acquire, manage, preserve, and conserve natural areas within Licking County, while protecting wildlife and local history in a manner that enriches our communities and provides access to diverse parks, educational opportunities, and health and wellness activities.
The Licking Park District manages over 1,600 acres of parkland on 12 sites and manages over 46 miles of paved multi-use trails across Licking County. The Licking Park District office, located at Infirmary Mound Park, is easily accessed from Rt. 37. Visit the website www.lickingparkdistrict.com to see all the programs and opportunities your Licking Park District offers or contact us at 740.587.2535 or by email at: Info@LickingParkDistrict.com