This Trail content
still in development or in editorial review.
April 1 - October 31: 8am - 10pm
November 1 - March 31: 8am - 8pm
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Great trail run for the adventurous mud-runners.
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.