Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails
As you plan your trip on our trails in Madison County, please observe our Trail Safety and Courtesy Guidelines.

Currently the Madison County Park District does not allow horses on the Madison County trails. However, in case you visit any trails where horses are permitted, we are also providing Equestrian Safety and Courtesy Guidelines.

Camp Chase Trail - Trail Descriptions and Maps



Wilson Road looking east - Camp Chase Trail Wilson Road looking east - Camp Chase Trail




Signs have been placed at the Wilson Rd Trailhead marking mileage for the Camp Chase Trail into Columbus.
05/27/11 - Signs have been placed at the Wilson Rd Trailhead marking mileage for the Camp Chase Trail into Columbus.


Camp Chase Trail
(Wilson Road to Columbus)

The trail is now connected from the Wilson Road terminus in Madison County to the Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park in Georgesville, and will eventually be completed into Columbus.

  • Click here for information and directions to the Wilson Road Trailhead.

  • Click here for a photo gallery documentary of the various stages of planning and construction.

  • Click here for a trail review complete with photos of construction progress in 2011.  (Courtesy of Tom Recktenwalt - Miami Valley Rail Trails webmaster)


  • Click here for updated Camp Chase Trail Phase III Plans from Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks.

  • Click here for a detail map showing the plan for the Camp Chase Trail from the Darby Creek Canoe Access area (8465 Alkire Rd) through the Indian Ridge section of the park to Kropp Rd.

  • Click here for a full scale pdf version of the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park map.

  • Click here for the most recent Google Map of the Camp Chase Trail from Wilson Rd to Galloway Rd.

Timely updates and photos regarding the completion of the Camp Chase Trail from the Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park in Georgesville on to Columbus can now be found on the new Facebook page for the Friends of the Camp Chase Trail. (We will continue to provide some highlights below.)

Most recent Camp Chase news updates




Visitors since September 24, 2006