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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 Birding
Fri Apr 28

9:00 am. Ages 50 and up.

Hike up to 2-miles looking and listening for birds. Age 50 and older.

Meeting Place is Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area

Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area

Clear Creek Road

Lancaster, Oh 43130

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Homeschoolers: Winged Wonders
Fri Apr 28

1:00 pm.

Explore the fascinating world of bird flight as we look at wings, feathers and a few live birds.

This program is intended for school aged children.

Meeting Place is Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area

Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area

Clear Creek Metro Park

Lancaster, OH 43130

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 Wildflowers
Fri Apr 28

9:00 am.

Hike up to 2-miles to see some of Clear Creeks most beautiful spring wildflowers. Ages 50 and up.

Meeting Place is Creekside Meadows Parking Lot

Creekside Meadows Parking Lot

23833 Co. Rd. 116 (Clear Creek Rd.)

Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Birding FOR kids BY kids
Sat Apr 29

1:00 pm.

Hike up to 2-miles with the Ohio Young Birders Club. Listen and look for birds and learn some identification skills. Ages 8 and up.

Bring binoculars if you have them.

Meeting Place is Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area

Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area

Clear Creek Road

Lancaster, OH 43130

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Late Shift Birds
Sat Apr 29

7:30 pm.

Enjoy the end of the day bird chorus and watch and listen for nocturnal birds. Ages 8 and up.

Meeting Place is Thomas-Mathias Parking Lot

Thomas-Mathias Parking Lot

24950 Co. Rd. 116 (Clear Creek Rd.)

Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Advanced Birding
Sun Apr 30

8:00 am.

Join John Watts, Metro Parks' Resource Manager, to look for some of Clear Creek's most spectacular spring migrants. Ages 8 and up.

Meeting Place is Creekside Meadows Parking Lot

Creekside Meadows Parking Lot

23833 Co. Rd. 116 (Clear Creek Rd.)

Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Creek Exploration
Sat May 20

1:00 pm.

Wade in Clear Creek to learn about the variety of fish and insects that live in the creek and why the creek is such a diverse habitat.

Be prepared to get your feet wet. Closed-toe shoes or boots are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult in order to get in the creek. Ages 5 and up.

Meeting Place is Park Office

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,
Backcountry Hike to Winnowing Rock
Mon May 29

10:00 am.

Take a 4-mile backcountry hike through the meadows and forests.

This hike will be approximately 4-miles and last about 3-hours. The route is hilly and portions may be wet or muddy. Please be prepared. This hike is not recommended for young children.

Meeting Place is Park Office

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,
Website: www.hockinghills.com/clear_creek.html
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