Orange Trail

 
 1 vote

4.3 Miles 6.8 Kilometers

 

100% 

Runnable

Singletrack

166' 51 m

Ascent

-166' -50 m

Descent

892' 272 m

High

794' 242 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Unknown

Update
This Trail content is still in development or in editorial review.

An awesome trail that encompasses the whole of Possum Creek.

Five Rivers MetroParks

Overview

Hours:
April 1 - October 31: 8am - 10pm
November 1 - March 31: 8am - 8pm
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Great trail run for the adventurous mud-runners.

Description

Adults and children alike will love exploring the blend of nature, history and community at Possum Creek. Hike together in one of Ohio’s best examples of a tall grass prairie. It’s hard to imagine that this home for butterflies and bluebirds was once degraded farmland. Argonne Lake’s open vistas of woodlands and wildlife provide the perfect setting for fishing for catfish, bass or trout. Youngsters will love visiting the farm to see the barnyard animals and learn about the food we eat. Camp overnight or picnic with family and friends. Discover remnants of the past along the Argonne Forest Trail. Come back often to enjoy the seasonal changes and make outdoor memories that will last a lifetime.

A longer, 4.3 mile, trail that lets the hiker get a taste of everything that Possum Creek has to offer. The trail follows, Purple, Pink, Blue, Green, and Red trails respectively. Going all throughout the park, the orange trail allows visitors the ability to see three very different prairies, forests, the remnants of an old amusement park, and the fishing ponds. The orange trail is the longest walking trail in the park. The orange trail gives hikers or trail runners the opportunity to push themselves appropriately. The trail is relatively flat, but does have a fair bit of ups and downs along the way, though nothing lasting over a couple of minutes of ascent.

Flora & Fauna

As the trail highlights almost all of Possum Creek, there is little flora and fauna appropriate to Possum Creek that you'll miss on this trail. The big prairie and wooded sections allow visitors to see the many wildflowers and birds, as well as squirrels and even rabbits.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear

5.0 from 1 vote


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#902

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#14

in Ohio

#902

Overall
8 Views Last Month
74 Since Feb 23, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running