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Local Hikes: Columbus, OH

The best hikes near Columbus, OH.


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» Overlook Trail, Highbanks Metro Park Take this gravel and hardpack trail 2.3 miles to an observation deck 100 feet above the slow, snaking Olentangy River. “You climb steep grades through dense maple forest with rarely too many other people,” says club president Kathy Lince. Miles from city center 17; Trip ID 776675

» Conkle’s Hollow, Hocking Hills SP In the Hocking Hills, the land rises and wrinkles into piney ridges and yawning gorges. See the deepest on the 2.5-mile Rim Trail. “You’ll hike above the trees, atop 200-foot cliffs,” says Lince. Miles from city center 55; Trip ID 776670

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