Scioto Grove Metro Park : Backcountry hiking practice

Gleason Family Adventure

Have you ever wished you could try out your backcountry hiking gear before you go? Do you wish you could sleep under the stars in a familiar place and see where your gear is lacking before you are high in the mountains and unfamiliar with the environment? Have you wondered what trying out your gear looks like while NOT in your own back yard? Scioto Grove Metro Park, in Grove City, is the place for the average to avid hikers to try out their backcountry gear.

Scioto Grove has 5 “backcountry” practice locations. These sites were created with help from REI with the central Ohioan in mind. Sites are available to use every other weekend and you have to call ahead to reserve a site. Backpacking registration opens in early Spring and reservations will be for every other weekend, through to the end of October. Backpacking is free…

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