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Wood Hollow

Metro Park

Photo: Wood Hollow, Downy Loop Trail in fall

Park Areas

Downy Loop Trail

Address 2121 Barlow Rd.
Hudson, OH 44236

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Downy Loop Trail Downy Loop Trail 1.2 C 1 Downy Loop Trail travels mostly through beech-maple woods before entering an open meadow, crossing the entrance drive and returning to the parking lot. Boardwalks and several bridges enable users to traverse wet areas.

Classes: A = Multipurpose  |  B = Accessible*  |  C = Basic  |  D = Primitive**  |  E = Bridle

Ratings: 1 = Easy  |  2 = Moderate  |  3 = Difficult

* Flat, easy trail or section with asphalt or crushed limestone surface.

See our  Spree For All page for more information about accessible trails.

** Rugged and challenging with uneven surfaces and steep, narrow routes

Park Map

Wood Hollow Map

History & Wildlife

In 2009, a generous yet unexpected gift of 150 acres was made to Summit Metro Parks.

That gift of land by a man whose family "loves the parks and the Fall Hiking Spree, but wants to remain anonymous," was the catalyst behind Wood Hollow Metro Park.

Purchases of several adjacent properties brought the park's current size to a little more than 300 acres. It includes the 1.2-mile Downy Loop, with several bridges and boardwalks. The trail's name is a nod to the small woodpeckers that are among the species inhabiting "wood hollows" in the area's beech-maple woods and wetlands.

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  • Fishing
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • Shelter