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Forest Run MetroPark



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    345.98 acres

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Forest Run MetroPark, located in Ross Township and bordering the City of Hamilton, consists of 342 acres with three activity areas. They include a variety of natural landscapes and habitats with opportunities for mix of outdoor activities.

Located at 1810 New London Road in Hamilton OH, the Wildlife Preserve Area is 82 acres of scenic preserve which includes a playground, restrooms, a water fountain, creek, woods, a prairie, meadows, and a wetland, all of which provide diverse habitat for the variety of area wildlife found here. A raised observation deck affords visitors a view of the prairie while trails run through the woods and meadows and along the wetland. Once used as farmland, the property was donated to MetroParks by the Richard J. Fitton family.

The Timberman Ridge area of Forest Run MetroPark is located at 1976 Timberman Road in Hamilton, OH. Highlights of this park include 9.1 miles of natural trails, including a spectacular scenic overlook featuring an observation deck. The trail system is available for hiking to give park customer/owners access to the beauty of the property first hand. Part of this trail system also facilitates cross country running. Three catch and release ponds are available for fishing. A reservable shelter and additional picnic tables are also available.

The Little Dry Run area of Forest Run MetroPark is located at 2051 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH and is the home of MetroParks' Administrative Offices at the Engle House.  This historic home, built in 1825 is located on 1.5 acres of land in Ross Township.

Allowed Activities
Good For
Rules & Regulation
Dogs On Leash

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Accessibility Description

Forest Run MetroPark – Wildlife Preserve Area - level 2 Large paved parking area with paved pathway connections to accessible vault latrines, kiosk, and playground area. Trails have minor inclines but are dirt/grass mix and can change to mud based on weather.

Forest Run MetroPark - Engle House Area - level 2 Parking area is paved/gravel mix. There is access to main office from south parking area that is paved. There is a minor incline from gravel lot parking area.

Forest Run MetroPark – Timberman Ridge Area - level 1 Paved parking with access to paved trail. Accessible portable toilet provided