Trillium II LbNA # 25262
|Owner||shepherd of the hill|
|Placed Date||Aug 31 2006|
|Last Update||Sep 22 2014|
Hike: 0.5 mile to box; moderate
Wooster Memorial Park, also known locally as Spangler Park, was donated to the city of Wooster by Paul Spangler. Four loop trails, in lengths ranging from 1.2 to 3.6 miles, invite hikers to experience the wooded ridges and ravines of this lovely natural area. Some of the trails involve shallow creek wading, and all contain some hill climbing. Bring bug spray! The front area of the park has restroom facilities and picnic tables and pavilions, but no water supply.
To Wooster Memorial Park: From the gazebo on the square in downtown Wooster, take Liberty Street west. Turn left on West Old Lincoln Way; continue 3.2 miles to the stop sign and blinking light at State Route 250. Turn right and go 0.8 miles; turn right on Jefferson Rd. At the stop sign you will see the park across the road to the left.
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Follow the path entering the woods by the sign. Turn left at the old water pump and travel 0.2 miles to the trailhead sign. Just beyond the trailhead is a long, steep, gravelly, and sometimes slippery hill. Take care. Follow the trail down the hill to another sign, then take the green Trillium Trail straight to cross over the bridge and continue on a pleasant, level trail. In the spring this area is blanketed with lovely white trilliums.
In about a quarter-mile, the trail crosses a shallow ditch. Seven steps beyond the ditch, look left to see a moss-covered log just off the trail. That looks like a good place for a letterbox to be hiding.
You are now not quite halfway around this loop trail. You may choose to return the way you came for a flat, easy hike, or continue ahead to finish the hike with a couple of ups and downs.