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Purple Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 5.0 (2)

An easy trail through Possum Creek woods.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

99%

Runnable

860' 262 m

High

792' 241 m

Low

91' 28 m

Up

92' 28 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No Horses.

Runner Notes

This trail is an easy, short trail run.

Description

The Purple Trail is a wonderful run through the woods. It is an easy, leisurely trail with much to see. Park in the first parking lot off of the 4790 Frytown Rd. entrance. Follow the "Argonne Forest" signs. The trail winds its way through the developed and historical Argonne Forest, allowing you to see its abandoned amusement park features. These features include a nice old stone work bridge, as well as a dance floor, and the remnants of an old pool. You'll also enjoy views of a small stream and marsh.

Flora & Fauna

Tons of bugs make this an excellent trail for exploring the bottom of the food chain for the little ones. This trail provides perfect habitat for many warblers, thrushes, and smaller birds of prey.

Contacts

Land Manager: Five Rivers MetroParks

Shared By:

Five Rivers MetroParks

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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Photos

Really nice old stonework in a bridge on Purple Trail.
May 2, 2017 near Drexel, OH
The Dancing Floor on the Purple Trail, highlighted by beautiful purple wildflowers all around.
May 2, 2017 near Drexel, OH
The Possum Creek Pink Trail Trailhead is easy to spot from the parking area.
Apr 13, 2017 near Moraine, OH

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Jun 16, 2020
Tony Wassom
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