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.

I've been hiking these trails for probably 20 yrs, there's no steep inclines, really could use some more trail markers. But overall is a fun trail to hike.

I stopped in for a quick run while traveling for work. It is a very easy trail - no serious climbs or technical area. I saw where others posted that signage was adequate. I kinda disagree. It wasn’t a big deal, but a couple more trail markers sure would have been nice. There are several unmarked intersections and it’s easy to get turned around. I would definitely stop by again next time I’m in town for a run. It’s a clean park and I felt safe while there.

This is one of my favorite places. I've been here many times and always in aww!

Well manicured walking trail. Not enough off of the path trails. Fairly easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy wide trail that was clearly labeled. Was not very busy at all. Would be a good trail to run. We did not do any of the trails in the middle of the loop, but will try those next time.

Been here several times always enjoy it, lots of wildlife as well as a variety of plants to discover here. Love hiking by the water.

trail running
4 months ago

Plenty of shorter trails in the middle of the loop and some peaceful spots to hang out for awhile.

Pretty easy trails. A little wildlife. Light human traffic. Dogs OK. Some bike trails. Other stuff here like a camp ground and a little water park and pavilions for picnicking and parties and whatnot. The grounds were well kept.

hiking
Monday, October 16, 2017

Beautiful park with lots of wildlife.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

a lot of spots on the outer loop right next to the river were so low they were swamped. We trudged through quite a bit of mud. The mosquitos out there were insanely bad.

on Mounds State Park

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great easy hike, wide and well-marked. Plenty of benches, picnic table and some shelters along the way. The lower part of Trail 5 can be inaccessible if the water is high. Make sure to bring bug spray!

on Mounds Outer Loop

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great easy hike, wide and well-marked. The lower part of Trail 5 can be inaccessible if the water is high. Make sure to bring bug spray!

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nice trail. Don't forget the insect repellent. When the trail crosses the road you need to travel down the road a ways to pick up the trail. If you go directly across the road you switch to trail 4.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

For a small State Park it has some nice trails.

Friday, March 03, 2017

very clean, and trails well marked

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Great place to get the family together.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Great family park. Easy trails. Picnic tables everywhere. Grills and pavilions. Most of the trails are the six foot wide graded type. My grand kids love it. The dogs love it to. You can wade or fish in the river just off the trails.

hiking
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Very pleasant hiking trail. Wide, clear and well kept. A little slick in spots with ice on the trail this morning.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Very wide trail, well kept and marked.

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

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...

Friday, October 21, 2016

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.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

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
Sunday, October 09, 2016

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

Friday, May 27, 2016

Great local park and river access!

hiking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Short and Fun with Multiple levels of difficulty

Saturday, May 31, 2014

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

hiking
Monday, February 17, 2014

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.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

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

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