Explore the most popular birding trails in Eagle Creek Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loved this trail!

Awesome trail through the middle of two lakes. Lots of bird life, and the E & SE portion of the loop is nicely elevated for larger views.

Park at the Orninthology Center. A few parts of the lake portion are submerged, do be ready to walk on boards & rocks. Mostly the trail is comfortably wide and solid for walking.

trail running
2 months ago

Love eagle creek! Several great trails.

trail running
2 months ago

Just discovered this trail on All Trails app and I live close enough to walk there! What a great trail for hiking or trail running. Lots of variation,ups and downs to keep your blood pumping, over many fallen trees on the trail, under them as well. Today the trail was muddy in several spots, difficult at times to know if you were on the actual trail, no markings.....but all that said, I can’t wait to get back over there and do it again!

trail running
2 months ago

I live near here so an annual pass is a must! This is a beautiful park 15 minutes from Downtown Indy, though you’d never know you were so close because of the setting! I run this trail often, it’s about 6.5 miles if you complete the loop. You have some slight elevation, run beside a lake, lots of variation. I’d rate it as a very enjoyable somewhat moderate trail. If you’re experienced more of an easy rating. It’s definitely worth your time to visit Eagle Creek Park and the Red Trail is my favorite of all!

I hiked the Red and Orange trails. Both were nice, but I definitely enjoyed the Red more. The park overall is beautiful and has a good variety of trails! It was pretty busy when I went, but since I’m a solo female hiker I didn’t mind. I will definitely go back.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail follows the western shoreline if Eagle Creek Reservoir. Trail maps are not available from Indy Parks. Outstanding views of the reservoir. Some low lying areas are extremely wet. Times of heavy rains will probable make portions of the trail underwater. Lots of blowdown on the trail.

A bigger version of the South Overlook Trail. More of trail is through Eagle Creek Park forest.. It partially follows what is called the fitness trail located in the northeast portion of the trail. Exercise equipment available for those that chose to exert themselves even more.

hiking
3 months ago

Portions of green trail share the same footprint as orange trail on the south and blue trail on the north. The north-south leg of the trail are within a few yards of I-465 and I-65. Very noisy and not to picturesque along that portion. Appears to be a good cross country skiing trail due to it being a flat trail. Someone has used it for that as there were ski tracks in the snow. Highlight of the hike, spotted a big buck crossing the trail. However, I was to slow to get a picture.

5 months ago

Great hiking close to Indy. Nothing rugged, flat trail, nice scenery.

A superb loop combining various trails within the heart of Eagle Creek City Park. This loop takes you through some of the best parts and combines the trails in an efficient and even fun manner.

A superb loop trail that combines all of the trails into one nice perimeter loop. It turned out to be a perfect 10km. I'd recommend parking on the south side as it makes for an easy starting point. Although, any parking lot will do. The part along the highway isn't super ideal, but it's a good trail, with the walk around the lake being a highlight. This will get you off of the main walker's routes, so enjoy!

Nice wooded path that hugs the reservoir. Some wild flowers in bloom along water. Trail needs some small clean up in certain areas off path, but close to trail . I bet early morning would give walkers more bird life to view. Great city hike!!

10 months ago

Beautiful in the fall.

hiking
10 months ago

This is such a great trail. You can connect into other trails or just follow this one. This is actually about 6.5 miles.

11 months ago

A quiet trail that makes you forget you're right in the city. I like to run this trail. Closer to 6 miles. Almost 7 of you add on the loop by the 71st Street entrance.

hiking
11 months ago

A great trail that takes makes you forget you are still in the city. Eagle Creek is a great park to enjoy.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

nice

Friday, May 12, 2017

Good trail running

Sunday, April 23, 2017

nice trail. mostly easy, some moderate. I got a bit over 6.5 miles on my app though.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice trail. I love that I goes around the bird sanctuary. I saw several kinds of birds that I had not seen before.

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

A well marked wooded trail in a fantastic city park. Lots of hiking trails at Eagle Creek. If you are visiting the area, be sure and sign up to complete the ropes course that you will pass through on this hike or stop by the nature center and sit out on the deck over looking the lake.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Love this trail. I use it as a workout/training trail. I hike this trail at least 4 days a week and it never ceases to amaze me.

on Red Trail

Sunday, March 19, 2017

trail running
Saturday, March 04, 2017

My favorite trail in the city.

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Took our dog on this trail. Very muddy and the maps aren't extremely clear. Easy to navigate none the less.

hiking
14 days ago

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