Glacier Ridge Metro Park is located in Plain City, Ohio, just outside of Dublin. Glacier ridge has 1037 acres that make up this metro park.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
Glacier Ridge Metro Park is a 1037 acre park that is made up of 4+ trails and 1 challenge course. Along with the trails and challenge course, There is also a dog park, a Disc Golf course and a large playground as well.
Glacier Ridge was formed 12000+ years ago when glaciers retreated from the area. Visitors to this metro park can enjoy so much. We like to think it's a one stop destination for the entire family! It has an extensive playground and climbing system for the kids. It has lots of trails, shaded, sunny, paved and fine gravel for running, walking, biking and more.
There is a fun challenge exercise course for health enthusiasts, a very large dog park that extends into a wooded area for your pup! Want to give disc golf a try? Glacier Ridge has got you covered!
There are many areas to picnic at Glacier Ridge Metro Park, from open sunny picnic tables to covered shelters. The shelters are not reservable but do offer a grill. So pack a lunch and stay all day!
Both sections of the Metro Park have bathrooms and water fountains.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park Video
Trails at Glacier Ridge Metro Park
Ironweed is 2.8 miles, it is considered an easy hike or bike trail. Pets are allowed on the Ironweed trail. It is paved, ADA accessible and winds through woods, fields and leads to the second location called “Honda Wetland Education Center.”
Challenge Course at Glacier Ridge is a .5 mile, 3-acre challenge course for exercise buffs as well as families just wanting to have some fun. The Glacier Ridge challenge course features 12 stations. Pets are allowed in this area. Challenge course participants can crawl through course tunnels, climb ropes and go over logs and more. It is a fun experience.
Savannah trail is a 5 mile horse riding grass and dirt trail. This trail loops through the woods and fields. This is also used as a cross country skiing trail when conditions permit.
Marsh Hawk trail is a 2.3 mile trail that is considered a paved easy hike/bike trail. Pets are allowed on the Marsh Hawk trail. It is ADA accessible and winds through woods and fields.
Red Oak trail is a .8 mile easy hike/walk. It passes through a beautiful old forest.
Glacier Ridge Dog Park
The dog park at Glacier Ridge Metro park is 2.5 acres in size. It features an open field and a wooded area for dogs to explore! It also has a dog drinking fountain and paved path. The park is open to dogs of all sizes.
Wind and Solar Learning Center at Glacier Ridge Metro Park
You can learn about wind and solar energy while at Glacier Ridge. The park features a 7.5 kw wind turbine and two 1.2 kw solar arrays that connect to the grid of the local electrical cooperative. The electricity generated is used to power the public restroom and shelter.
Ticks at Glacier Ridge
Definitely worth mentioning that ticks also love Glacier Ridge. While tick season can vary and often is June, July, August, we have seen ticks in Glacier Ridge Metro Park in other months.
Most often we have found ticks like to hang out on the park benches. Just a fair warning to do a tick check before you leave and maybe even once you get home! We like to keep a tick remover in our bag or car glove compartment.
Important Metro Park Info
- Variety of Trails
- Easy, some paved, grass and dirt
- ADA accessible
- Hiking, Biking, Walking
- Pet Friendly
- Horse Riding Trail
- Picnic and Shelters
- Dog Park
- Challenge/Exercise course
- Disc Golf
For address and hours of operation visit: https://www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/glacier-ridge/
Want to learn about more Metro Parks? Visit our Metro Parks category. While you are in Central Ohio, you might like to visit the historical Ohio Village in Columbus.
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This is one of my favorite metro parks! My dog loves the dog park there!
We love the metro parks! Glacier Ridge has such great bike riding trails too!