Pehkokia Woods is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Huntington, Indiana and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This preserve takes its name from the Miami word for peace. A small pond near the entrance mirrors surrounding trees and shrubs, giving you a feeling of peace just before you enter the forested area. Rolling upland woods are dominated by oak and hickory trees, with some maple, beech and black cherry. This upland forest is dissected by a number of 20-foot-deep ravines brought about by natural erosion. The mixture of wide and narrow trails makes this preserve a pleasure to hike.
Pehkokia is a pretty easy hike. A good warm up today before we visited Hanging Rock and the Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run.
As Naomi indicated, the inner loops are difficult to follow. I had trouble with tracking both of them in the direction that I started and had to follow them the reverse direction to pick up the rest.
Additionally, the grassy spur trail on the northeast corner isn't being mowed. You aren't missing much if you skip it.
I saw a deer in the woods while hiking here.
Outer loop is nice- as is the meadow section, but the two interior loops are not maintained. Visit the ACRES land trust website for trail map.
Lots of wildflowers now & the natural springs are cool.
Be sure to check out Tel Hy close by (5 min away) Also mileage isn't accurate probably.