DePauw Nature Park

MODERATE 13 reviews

DePauw Nature Park is a 9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Greencastle, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.0 miles 279 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running


cross country skiing





wild flowers


Outstandingly maintained nature park with over 9 miles of trails. One of the best nature parks in Indiana. Perfectly maintained trails with outstanding views. The university has a full naturalist program that is professional run and with modern facilities. If you enjoy being out in nature you should not miss this park.

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5 months ago

came here thinking it would be more hiking involved. the place is well taken care of and all the paths are gavel. great place to get you nature walk on.

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8 months ago

very well maintained. Nice place to take non hiking friends as well due to resting points, picnic spots.

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10 months ago

Wow! This has to be DePauw's best kept secret! Thank you DePauw for making this gorgeous and well- maintained trail freely accessible to the public!

10 months ago

This is a nice, easy set of trails. Great for a nice afternoon walk if you want to get some trail time but don't want to stray too far from civilization.

11 months ago

great trails and pretty scenery!

1 year ago

Awesome place! Quarry rim trail is beautiful only topped by the quarry trail going into the canyon. Very different than most hikes in Indiana. Bird watching was great. Never seen turkey vultures within 20 feet on the ground before. Very impressive! If you haven't been here, GO! Truly Awesome!