Wooster Memorial Park Hiking Trails Pictures
Wooster Memorial Park has miles of great hiking trails within a beautiful forest that possesses an array of geological splender. Hikers can delight in knowing that Wooster Memorial Park has nearly eight miles of uninterrupted trails that wind in and around the entire 254 acres. Wooster Memorial Park is known for its beautiful wooded, steep ravines and scenic Rathburn Run.
The four park trails can be hiked as loops. It is .2 mile from either parking area to the main trailhead sign Each loop listed begins at the main trailhead sign. Some areas are very steep and require careful footing and alertness.
The Education trail as a gentle grade until it meets the Spangler trail. Since the trail is undefined in the grass areas between the fields and woods, follow the grass edge and walk ahead to the next yeller arrow post.
The Trillium look trail follows the southeast valley and a hemlock ridge. In Spring, massess of trillium wildflowers cover the hillside.
Spangler look trail follows the valley, ledge, field edge.
The Outer Loop trail is the most challenging trail and it traverses the ridge, valley, and side ravines of the park.
Mr. Paul S. Spangler (1900-1986) was a Wooster native and high school teacher. He long dreamed of this area becoming a park. In 1961, he began a series of land donations to the city of Wooster and stipulated that the area be named Wooster Memorial Park in memory of his family and his strong faith.
The last glacial advance withdrew from this area about 14,000 years ago. The park has been covered by river systems, shallow seas, swamps and Mile-thick glaciers.
Wooster Memorial Park
Silver Rd off SR 250, Wooster c/o Wooster Parks and Recreation, 241 S. Bever St., Wooster 44691, 330-263-5207
Wooster Memorial Park is known for its beautiful wooded, steep ravines and scenic Rathburn Run. Four loop trails can be hiked on over five miles of earthen trails (foot traffic only). The 254-acre park and picnic area are located west of Wooster, off SR250, at the intersection of Jefferson and Silver roads.
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