Oak trees estimated to be 550 years old, a tallgrass prairie, woodlands, and the scenic Sugar Creek beckon visitors. Although much of Sugarcreek’s 618 acres were once farmland, MetroParks land management practices, and natural processes, have resulted in a variety of habitats. These habitats support diverse wildlife that can be discovered as you hike, horseback ride, run the trails, exercise your pets or enjoy a leisurely picnic. The park has 6 miles of wooded trails for walking and hiking. They range from easy to strenuous and are open year-round. The nature play area at Sugarcreek borders a wooded area, encouraging kids to explore the play area and the woods around it. Enter from Conference Road and walk a short distance along the path to the trailheads. The paved prairie trail loop also offers a short walk for family exploration — perfect for baby strollers. Sugarcreek offers the longest and most challenging horse trails in the MetroParks. The trails include more than 8 miles of varied terrain, hills, open spaces, wooded areas, and creek crossings. Interconnected loops allow for a variety of rides.