Highbanks Metro Park Overlook Deck

Rebecca and I enjoyed a nice hike Sunday at the Highbanks Metro Park just outside of Columbus. This picture was taken at the overlook deck on the Overlook Trail. With full leaf coverage, the view below was obstructed — we’ll go back in the fall.

Somehow I have managed to never take the time to enjoy this gem of a park. It has numerous shelter houses and play areas and a few hiking trails that were better than I expected.

One word of caution, the trails listed on the map of the website are represented by names, but at the park, they are symbols which aren’t mentioned at the website. I didn’t get them all figured out since we didn’t hike them all, but below is my translation. The left side represents the name and color of the trail as represented on the website, the right side represents the symbols as I have chosen to describe them.

Overlook Trail ( Purple) = Something that looks like a corn cob or a tree?

Scenic River Trail ( Hot Pink) = A fish

Dripping Rock Trail (Yellow) = A woodpecker on a snowboard

Big Meadows Path ( Brown) = A leaf and acorn

On a weather-friendly day, you’ll have far more fun walking around here than at the nearby Polaris Shopping Center.

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