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.

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1 month ago

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

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

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!

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3 months ago

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.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

For a small State Park it has some nice trails.

5 months ago

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