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Parks, Gardens & Trails in Columbus

Live to Explore the Outdoors

Columbus has hundreds of acres of green space located conveniently throughout the city. There are so many opportunities to hop off the pavement and onto a trail — even right in downtown Columbus! With miles of multi-use trails stretching from Bicentennial Plaza in the south to North Bank Park in the north, the Scioto Mile is a great spot to take a stroll and enjoy both the city and nature downtown. Columbus Metro Parks offers more than 20 parks with 200+ miles of trails for beginner trailblazers and veteran runners alike. Terrain varies from flat fields and rocky ravines to breakneck bluffs and rugged ridges. The parks and trails are beautiful any time of year, from the changing of leaves in the fall to the blooming of flowers in the spring.

Check out Experience Columbus' Outdoor Trails Pass, created in partnership with MORPC, to get out and get moving across our miles of trails — you might even get rewarded for it!