Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique "earthworks" built by a group of prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the "Great Mound", is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archaeological surveys seem to indicate it was used as a gathering place for religious ceremonies. Be sure to include time to visit the new Nature Center. The new building includes a bird viewing room, small animal displays and much more.

Great easy hike. Perfect for dogs or anyone that wants a beautiful day out. Trees, water, animals. This trail has a lot to offer and is free!. I would recommend this hike to anyone.

hiking
27 days ago

Very wide trail, well kept and marked.

hiking
1 month ago

Completed this trail with 3 of my kids (ages 8, 17, 18) and 2 dogs. Beautiful scenery, trails were easy to follow although we did have some difficulty towards the end with trail markers. Would rate more along easy...

Local park near me when I went to college. There are lots of streams running off that brought a trickling effect during my morning walk. Plenty of tree coverage with some educational signs about the Indian mounds and early history.

hiking
1 month ago

When I was in my final semester of college, I would come here 2-3 days a week. Very scenic for Central Indiana, with plenty of wildlife to see.

hiking
1 month ago

Short, entertaining, and easy or moderate trails available. Multiple access points to beautiful river!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great local park and river access!

cross country skiing
1 year ago

on Mounds State Park

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

We went on this trail with our 7-year-old daughter. It's easy to walk, but some areas were slightly flooded because of the rain. Mosquitos were out in full force, and we were glad for repellent! The trail is notably wide (we could walk three-across) and not all that isolated (we could hear campers and see residential backyards at several points). However, the bluffs overlooking the White River were more isolated, and the views were rewarding. There are several wooden benches strategically placed along the way.

Nice trail, with some good scenery. We went right after it rained and the river was flooded. It was still raining, but the trees provided plenty of cover. We'll be back again.

Short and Fun with Multiple levels of difficulty

Easy hike, beautiful though. Worth the time investment just for the scenery.

hiking
2 years ago

Mounds State Park is great for easy to moderate hiking. We did the outer loop with the dogs today. The trails weren't too bad even in the snow. The Mounds are really cool, the history makes the hiking that much better.

I walk this trail often. It's one of my favorites. Love the part along the river, especially.

hiking
3 years ago

Good wide trail for walking, hiking and running. Dogs allowed on leash. Runs along a creek which can cause lots of mosquitoes in the summer/wet season. Small hills but not strenuous. +restroom facilities and water sources.

hiking
3 years ago

Easy loop trails, not well marked at all. Lots of stairs. Interesting mounds and historical signs for information.