Hours and Info

6:30am to Dark
Phone: 614.565.1539


Metro Parks has turned an abandoned quarry into a recreation destination for Franklin County residents and beyond. Quarry Trails, the 20th Metro Park, is located within 5 miles of 350,000 residents, fulfilling a need for access to a park in this area and having a Metro Park within 5 miles of every Franklin County resident. Current amenities include trails, observations areas, a single-track mountain bike trail, a picturesque 25-foot waterfall and lakes.

Located on the site of the Marble Cliff Quarry which was once the largest contiguous quarry in the United States it provided limestone for over a century that was used to build the Ohio Statehouse, roads, buildings and many other places in Central Ohio. Funding for the park is a result of the generosity of Franklin County residents through their support of our tax levy and grants.

Construction vehicles and workers will still be present, so please use caution when in the park.

Rangers and staff are here to assist you, so please follow their direction.

Photo: Jeff Scovronski

Photo: Steve Boniface

Park Map

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Quarry Trails Park Map



0.09 miles
ADA accessible from Lake Area parking lot

Connector Trails

0.35 miles
Paved in Lake Area

Flat Rocks Trail

0.25 miles

Lake View Trail

0.3 miles

Millikin Falls Lower Trail

0.75 miles

Millikin Falls Upper Trail

0.05 miles

Observation Trail

0.1 miles

Tall Wall Trail

0.75 miles

Quarry Trails Stairs
Photo: Larry Hamill


Quarry Trails Biker

Frequently Asked Questions

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