Jerry E. Clegg Botanical Garden

MODERATE 21 reviews

Jerry E. Clegg Botanical Garden is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lafayette, Indiana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Three to five trails of varying length (none more than a mile long) that loop in on each other. Gorgeous views of the creek, and of the forest/native plantings can be enjoyed on foot or seated on one of the many benches along the path.

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2 months ago

Very beautiful in the spring when all the flowers are blooming.

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6 months ago

It's a short hike, but it is very peaceful. Also there are plenty of benches and seats if you just want to go enjoy the scenery!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

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Friday, May 20, 2016

The trails and boardwalk were very run down. Too bad, years ago it was probably nice.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

These paths are not like the paved walk at Happy Hollow, but nowhere near the "rugged" trails at Turkey Run or Shades. While not very difficult, the trails here do have quite few spots where you'd have to watch your kids and your own footing because of the pebbles and the narrowness of the path; it would be a pretty steep fall at times. We took our dog and had to keep her leash short. The park was not crowded at all, only passed 3 other people. The most dangerous part is crossing the road to get from the parking lot to the park. Compared to other hiking opportunities near Lafayette, I think this one is better than the Delphi or Prophestown.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

I live close by and go here a few times a year. It is a nice place and they do a great job maintaining it. However, it is not difficult, at all. A little up and down but hardly anything to sweat over. I would rate as Easy, even on Indiana terms. But, I do like it!

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Sunday, September 30, 2012