#6 of 54 state parks in Indiana

Best trails in Shades State Park, Indiana

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Looking for a great trail in Shades State Park, Indiana? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Shades State Park ranging from 0.8 to 11.2 miles and from 580 to 784 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This is a peaceful park enjoyed by hikers and canoeists. Find the sandstone cliffs and shady ravines as you explore the different trails. $7.00 In-State Daily Entrance Fee and a $9.00 fee for out of state license plates.

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Map of trails in Shades State Park, Indiana
Park information
Acreage:
3,082 acres
Contact
765-435-2810
Helpful links
Top trails (11)
#1 - Shades State Park Trail #2
Shades State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(238)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
#2 - Pine Hills Nature Preserve Trail
Shades State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(274)
Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#3 - Shades State Park Trail #1
Shades State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(130)
Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Begins at Devil's Punchbowl. Travels through ravine creek bed to Silver Cascade waterfalls. Goes to Inspiration and Prospect points.Show more
#4 - Shades State Park Trail
Shades State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(107)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 42 m
#5 - Shades State Park Trail #4
Shades State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(118)
Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 32 m
#6 - Shades State Park Backpack and Campground Loop
Shades State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(84)
Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Trail begins at parking lot #3 shortly after the entrance into the park. No vehicle traffic is allowed in this area. You must hike the trail to the camp sites that are marked. If you request fire wood when checking in, they will drive a vehicle with fire wood in the evening to your site. There is a water spigot and clean enclosed latrine style restrooms at the destination. The river and canoe camp area is a short 5-10 minute walk. Great place to skip stones and let the dog fetch sticks in the water.Show more
#7 - Shades State Park Trail #5
Shades State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(43)
Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 35 m
This trail includes wooden stairs and hand rails. Show more
#8 - Shades State Park Trail #7
Shades State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(62)
Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 36 m
Shades. Trail 7Show more
#9 - Shades State Park Trails #1 and #4
Shades State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(26)
Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 57 m
#10 - Shades State Park Trail #10
Shades State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(32)
Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
Begins at Dell Shelter. Show more
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