Elliot Woods Trail - Prairie Creek Park

MODERATE 16 reviews

Elliot Woods Trail - Prairie Creek Park is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Terre Haute, Indiana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

Prairie Creek Park consists of 282.75 acres that contains 16 acres of water and trails. Prairie Creek Park also includes a campground, picnic shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, a baseball diamond, a tennis court, basketball goals, and a sugar house for maple syrup production. Elliott Woods is adjacent to the northern border of Prairie Creek Park and is a dedicated State Nature Preserve. At least 26 species of trees, eleven varieties of flowers, and nine species of wildlife have been counted. A nature trail, approximately 1.5 miles in length, transverses the woods. The trail-head is located within Prairie Creek Park.

hiking
3 months ago

path was not difficult. some mild hills and shallow ravines make path interesting, but not challenging. the path is mostly gravel with some grassy spots. the path is four to five feet wide throughout path. very enjoyable and just long enough to make the hiker feel it was worth doing, but with plenty of energy left for more. it took just over thirty minutes at a leisure pace.

hiking
8 months ago

We go there often and love it there.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Easy hike, my 6 year old and I ran the trail. It was nice a shaded 95% of the time.

I wouldn't say this is moderate more on the casual side.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

A very nice county park. The trails are well maintained.

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

It was nice. Very calm . The family enjoyed it very much..

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

It's was a great hiking trip. Lots of beautiful scenery and I actually managed to hike some trails with my stroller. Can't wait to check out the other trails at the park!

hiking
Friday, March 07, 2014

We call this trail Terre Haute's best kept secret! It's a nicely maintained trail with gravel and sturdy wooden bridges, only a few steep hills. Good for family hiking or running. Nicely shaded in the summer, so it's not too hot under the tree canopy.

hiking
Friday, March 07, 2014

I love this park. Great place to run trails.

Monday, April 17, 2017

recorded Elliot Woods Trail

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Saturday, November 07, 2015