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3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 157' 48 m
Descent: -147' -45 m
High: 941' 287 m
Low: 808' 246 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Five Rivers MetroParks

This 3.8-mile trail offers views of three unique waterfalls and a pumpkin ash and swamp forest.

Five Rivers MetroParks

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

Hours:
April 1 - October 31: 8am - 10pm
November 1 - March 31: 8am - 8pm

Overview

Park near Patty Shelter and hop on the Green Trail for a scenic run through beautiful woodlands, a pumpkin ash and swamp forest, and past three unique waterfalls.

Need to Know

Be sure to save enough time to check out Aullwood Garden MetroPark on Aullwood Road, as well as the fossil collecting area south of the low dam off of Aullwood Road.

Description

To begin your trek, park near Patty Shelter right off of Patty Road. Head east past beautiful views of Oaks Falls and Patty Falls. Continue on through the remnants of a swamp forest.

Visitors can follow a boardwalk into this wet area that supports an unusual population of trees, such as black ash, swamp white oak, and pumpkin ash.

Exit the swamp forest area into the gorgeous Martindale Falls through scenic woods. Go on past the Stillwater River and beautiful wetlands to complete the loop.

Flora & Fauna

Spring wildflowers, pumpkin ash, black ash, and swamp white oak trees are abundant in this area.

History & Background

The pumpkin ash and swamp forest has been dedicated as a state natural landmark in recognition of the occurrence of pumpkin ash, a tree rarely found in Ohio.

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Contacts

Land Manager: Five Rivers MetroParks

Jul 12, 2019: Farm Spotlight: Corner Hill Farm

Jul 2, 2019: Mud Day 2019

Jun 22, 2019: Learning and Growing

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Jun 17, 2018
Steven Chittenden
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