Clear Creek Valley is one of the most pristine and secluded natural areas in Central Ohio. Variations of land surfaces, soils and climates have produced a medley of habitats that harbor more than 800 plant species and 150 species of birds, many of which are quite rare. You may catch a glimpse of turkey, deer, ruffed grouse, coyote, black vultures or even see the traces of the elusive bobcat along the park’s more than 15 miles of trails. Centuries of glacial flooding have cut the valley through the Blackhand sandstone leaving an array of scenic cliffs and rugged rock formations overlooking the creek. Oak and hickory forests interspersed with giant hemlocks and ferns along with the last remaining Ohio colonies of rhododendron provide the perfect backdrop or a getaway from city life.