Mountain Biking in Darby Creek Trail, Delaware, Ohio USA

Trail length:
7.8 mi/12.5 km
Trail Category:
The City of Delaware is the county seat of Delaware County in Ohio, USA. The city is located near the Ohio center, it is approximately 30 mi/48 km north of Columbus and is part of the Columbus - Ohio Metropolitan Area.

In Franklin County, Ohio, lies one great mountain biking trail, the Darby Creek Trail. Mountain biking in general is a very popular activity in the Ohio state and in the whole US. There are some trails that are worth to ride, because they are either technical or scenic.

Sometimes, trails combine these two features, creating the perfect combination. Darby Creek Trail is intermediate on level of difficulty and pretty technical, as it has some hill climbs and big gravel stones in places. The trail is cut in two, the first part is the scenic one and the second is both scenic and technical.

The northern 3.5 mi/5.6 km trail, from the total 7.8 mi/12.5 km, winds through the Prairie Oaks Metro Park. This park is a 500 ac/2.02 km² park full of wildflowers and grasslands, ideal for photographing and picnic breaks especially near the lake.

The southern 4 mi/6.4 km trail travels through another beautiful park, the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, which includes a segment of bison viewing area. These two sections are for now disconnected and parallel to the National Scenic River and Big Darby State on the western outskirts of the city of Columbus.

If you are a mountain biking enthusiast and a fun of beautiful views, this is the trail for you!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sandusky
120 miles/193 km, 2 hours 26 minutes
Head east on W Park St toward Hayes Ave. Turn right onto OH-4 S/Hayes Ave. Continue to follow OH-4 S. Slight right to stay on OH-4 S. Turn left to merge onto US-23 S toward Delaware. Merge onto I-270 W via the ramp to Indianapolis. Take exit 8 for Interstate 70 W. Merge onto I-70 W. Destination will be on the right.
67.5 miles/108.6 km, 1 hour 5 minutes
Head north on S Main St toward W 3rd St. Turn right onto the Ohio 4 N ramp. Follow signs for Keowee Street and merge onto OH-4 N. Take the OH-4 N ramp to Columbus. Merge onto I-70 E/OH-4 E. Continue to follow I-70 E. Take exit 91 for Hilliard - Rome Rd. Turn left onto Hilliard Rome Rd. Turn left to merge onto I-70 W toward Dayton. Destination will be on the right.
Columbus Airport Marriott,
18.5 miles/29.7 km

Amtrak serves the entire US. Delaware has no Amtrak station though, so if you wish to travel by train, you should get a train from anywhere in Ohio and abort in Elyria, OH (ELY) station. From there you can either take the public transportation or rent a car, as it is a couple of hours away from your destination.


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