The 7-mile trail stretches from the University of Toledo campus to Silica Road in Sylvania Township. It offers a lush greenway, passing savannas, meadows and wetlands. The level, paved path is suitable for joggers, cyclists and in-line skaters, and can easily accommodate wheelchairs.
The trail has several neighborhood access points, a trail connecting to the Wildwood Preserve Metropark trail system, and designated roadway connections to Ottawa Park, Olander Park and Westfield Shoppingtown at Franklin Park.
The University/Parks Trail is owned by Lucas County and maintained by Metroparks, the University of Toledo and the City of Toledo. Metroparks rangers and, in some sections, local jurisdictions patrol the trail.
Special permits are issued for commuters using the University/Parks Trail after regular park hours. To download a permit, use the link to the right.
McCord Road parking area
Ottawa Hills Municipal Building
The trail is also accessible from the University of Toledo campus
Contact: Wildwood Preserve Metropark
Ranger Cell Phone: 419-407-9718