Highbanks Metro Park

Highbanks Metro Park, Lewis Center: Address, Phone Number, Highbanks Metro Park Reviews: 5/5

Highbanks Metro Park
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL4,780 contributions
One of the best Metro Parks in Columbus
Dec 2020
Visited Highbanks in December when there was no ice on the trails. The park is named for the high bluffs towering over the Olentangy River. Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines. There are several trails in the park with the one not to be missed being the Overlook Trail which is about three miles total, and provides an expansive view of the Olentagy River at the Overlook platform which is at the end of the trail. I hope to visit Highbanks Park (one of the best in Columbus) many more times to appreciate the seasonal variations.
Written 7 February 2021
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klbarth39
Columbus, OH426 contributions
Great public park for trails and picnicking.
Oct 2020 • Couples
This park has several different trails ranging in length from 0.4 miles to 3.5 miles. There is no shortage of picnic areas and play grounds in this park. They have a Nature center, sledding hill for when it snows, a canoe launching area in the back of the park on a river. The park is over 1,000 acres. Some of the things that you may not expect in a park are an old family burial site for the Poole family. There are also some mounds. These sites are only available from trails. The park also has several deer and wild turkeys. Due to the many trails the park is a favorite for many local high schools track teams. Also the community people who love to walk.
Written 9 October 2020
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John R
Nashville, IN235 contributions
Beautiful Community Park
Jun 2020
Wow what a great community park - beautiful hikes throughout the area. As of late June 2020 the Nature Center is still closed due to COVID-19 so plan accordingly. We stopped for a few hours to hike the area as a stop on a longer drive through the midwest. So glad we did - trails were fairly busy but plenty of space for physical distancing.
Written 25 June 2020
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jhenson
Lewis Center, OH4 contributions
Best Metro Park
Dec 2019
From March through December I like to hike the trails in various Metro Parks on the North side of Columbus. My favorite is Highbanks Metro Park. The trails are well maintained. The changing seasons are a delight to view.
Written 5 March 2020
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akrb310
Lewis Center, OH31 contributions
Beautiful park with great hiking trails
Jun 2019 • Family
Love Highbanks! They have great hiking trails and the park is beautiful. Recommend the Overlook trail, view from the overlook deck is very pretty, especially for central Ohio. Lots of picnic tables and play places for the kids and restrooms are usually clean.
Written 11 February 2020
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michelle s
Columbus, OH70 contributions
Went for senior pictures
Oct 2019 • Family
Took my daughter there to do some senior pictures. With the trees changing colors it was really beautiful place. The river was also very nice.
Written 23 October 2019
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Jason Homey
Lewis Center, OH565 contributions
Great park in the middle of the city
Oct 2019
Highbanks Metro Park is a great park hidden in a very busy area. There is lots to do here. The main thing I take advantage of here is the trail system. You can run on rocky trails, grass trails, or paved trails all around the park. All are usually well maintained. There is also a nice but small nature center as you enter the park on the right. There are lots of picnic grounds and places to relax as well as several playgrounds that are intended for younger kids mostly. At the bottom of the drive through the park there is a sledding hill and a nice place to go creeking in the Olentangy River during the warmer months of the year. If you are lucky, you can hike a trail there as well and see a bald eagle. Overall, its a pretty nice and scenic park.
Written 13 October 2019
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donnarv2017
Sierra Vista, AZ181 contributions
Nature at its best in an urban setting
Sep 2019
Nature lies undisturbed, even though its 12,000 acres are surrounded by urban developments, and this metro park is wild, un-manicured by man in many areas. The first half mile drive is brambles, bushes, towering trees and eventually unfolds to a beautiful nature center on the right, picnic areas ahead and on the left, some covered. Out and beyond, nature trails lead to birding opportunities, an observation deck and no dogs allowed on the nature trails. The park is a great escape, an instant relief from the traffic and hubbub.
Written 17 September 2019
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GattoViziato
Columbus, OH630 contributions
Very nice park
Sep 2019
We came to take some family photographs and we were really impressed. They have quite a few different picnic areas, playgrounds, parking lots spread out. It's organized. We saw lots of park patrol cars and felt very safe. All areas were exceptionally clean. The walking trails were well maintained. Excellent, convenient park.
Written 15 September 2019
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Melody
East Liverpool, OH120 contributions
Northern Shelter
Aug 2019
Amazing park. We had our family reunion picnic here. Nice area for the kids to run and play and the shelter was rugged yet modern. The bathrooms were clean and the ranger on duty was very attentive and helpful.
Written 3 September 2019
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