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Clear Creek Metro Park

185 Clear Creek Road
Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
Phone: 740-385-1834
Overview
The beauty of the Clear Creek valley comes from the overlap of geologic and climate zones. Here the prairies of the west meet the Appalachian forests of the east. Canadian hemlocks pushed south by glaciers meet southern species such as rhododendron.

Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 3/4 miles

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Pets Allowed: Yes

Waterfalls: No

Shelter House: No

Picnic Tables: 10+

Restrooms: No

Swimming: No

Fishing: Yes

Location Map

Calendar of Events
METRO FIVE-0: Level 4 Solstice Saunter
Wed Dec 21

10:00 am.

Welcome winter with a rugged 2-mile hike in Neotoma Valley. Learn about the history of this area and the plants and animals that still call it home. This hike will include steep, rocky, possibly slippery conditions. Please be prepared. Bring drinking water.

Meeting Place is Mathias Log Cabin, Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Special Interest, Wildlife,
METRO FIVE-0: Level 4 Evergreen Hike
Tue Jan 10

10:00 am.

Take a rugged 3-mile trail hike and learn about the wide variety of evergreen plants that grow at Clear Creek. Age 50 and older. Be prepared for steep slippery trails. Please bring drinking water.

Meeting Place is Fern Parking Lot, 22937 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Backcountry Exploration
Sun Jan 15

10:00 am.

Join us for a challenging 8-mile backcountry hike to see some of Clear Creek's seldom seen areas. Advance registration required. All mobile devices need to scroll down to register. This hike will be rugged and challenging. Portions may be wet, muddy or icy. Please be prepared. Please bring drinking water.

Meeting Place is Park Office, 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Age range: Adults and Seniors.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Special Interest, Wildlife,
44th Annual Winter Hike Series
Sat Jan 28

10:00 am. All ages.

Enjoy a 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - or 7 mile guided or self-guided hike. some hikes, including the 7-mile hike, are guided only.

Meeting Place is Mathias Log Cabin, Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Who Was Here
Sat Feb 11

1:00 pm. All Ages.

Look for tracks and signs of animals on a 1-mile hike on the Lake Trail. Portions of this trail are steep and rugged. Please be prepared.

Meeting Place is Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area, Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Fly Tying for Beginners
Sat Feb 11

10:00 am. Ages 10 and up. Adults, Seniors.

Learn the basics of fly tying.

Meeting Place is Maintenance Shop, 9935 Opossum Hollow road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
METRO FIVE-0: Level 4 Skunk Cabbage Hike
Tue Feb 21

1:00 pm. Ages 50 and up.

Enjoy a rugged 3.5 mile backcountry hike and see Ohio's earliest blooming wildflower. This hike is not particularly rugged or steep but portions may be wet and slippery. Please be prepared.

Meeting Place is Park Office, 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Ice Cave Sunday Special
Sun Feb 26

10 am - 2 pm. Ages Adults and Seniors.

Take a rugged 4-mile, self guided, hike to the Ice Cave. Join us for hot chocolate and a campfire at the Park Office when you are finished. This is a steep rugged back country hike. Portions may be wet or slippery. Please be prepared. Please bring drinking water. All hikers must return to the Park Office by 3:00 pm. This hike is not recommended for young children.

Meeting Place is Park Office, 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Web Site: www.hockinghills.com/clear_creek.html
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