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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
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,
Moth Night
Sat Jun 17

9:30 pm.

Learn about some of the insects worlds most mysterious and diverse members. We will use bait and lights to attract these nocturnal beauties. Flashlights are recommended.

Meeting Place is Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area

Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic Area

Clear Creek Road

Lancaster, OH 43130

All Ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Fly Fishing for Beginners
Sat Jun 17

1:00 pm.

Learn the basics of fly fishing.

All necessary equipment for this program will be provided. We will not be getting in the creek. We will discuss how to get started fly fishing and we will help you learn casting technique. See also July 22nd.

Meeting Place is Fern Parking Lot

Fern Parking Lot

22937 Co. Rd. 116 (Clear Creek Rd.)

Rockbridge, OH 43149

Ages 8-17, Adults, Seniors.

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 Solstice Hike
Wed Jun 21

10:00 am. Ages Seniors.

Take a rugged, 3-mile back country hike on the longest day of the year.

Please be prepared to hike over rugged, hilly terrain. Please bring drinking water and trail snacks.

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,
METRO FIVE-0: Level 4 Butterfly Monitoring
Tue Jul 11

9:30 am. Ages Seniors.

Take a 2.5-mile walk with staff and volunteers to learn about our butterfly monitoring efforts and see what species we can find.

Please be prepared for hiking hilly terrain and for sun exposure. Please bring drinking water.

Meeting Place is Fern Parking Lot

Fern Parking Lot

22937 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,
Fly Fishing Beyond the Basics
Sat Jul 22

1:00 pm.

Wade in Clear Creek and see if you can catch fish with a fly rod. Basic knowledge of fly fishing or attendance at the June 17th program is required.

Meeting Place is Fern Parking Lot

Fern Parking Lot

22937 Co. Rd. 116 (Clear Creek Rd.)

Rockbridge, OH 43149

Ages 8-17, Adults, Seniors.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
What Mushrooms Do
Tue Jul 25

10:00 am.

Join us for a 1-mile mushroom identification walk and learn about the importance of fungi.

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,
Trail Side Yoga
Sat Jul 29

8:30 am.

Take a 2-mile back-country hike and practice some simple yoga postures and breath awareness along the way.

Please bring water as we do not have drinking water available at the park. You may wish to bring or wear sunscreen, insect repellent or whatever you may need for your comfort in the summer forest. We will not use yoga mats for this program.

Meeting Place is Park Office

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, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Website: www.hockinghills.com/clear_creek.html
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