Pine Hills Nature Preserve Trail

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Pine Hills Nature Preserve Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waveland, Indiana that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

Take Hwy. 231 south from Lafayette, or take 47 south from Crawfordsville to Hwy. 234; turn right and follow 234. The highway will turn to the north (right) just before the entrance to Shades State Park; keep following it and you will come to the Pine Hills Nature Preserve. You can park south of Deer's Mill covered bridge, or at the new trail head in Shades state park,off trail number 10.

6 days ago

Really cool place for not being in the southern part of the state! really cool features, and not that bad of a walk!

10 days ago

great trail! have to park at shades off trail 10. 7 dollars for both parks

hiking
15 days ago

All trails were great with very little traffic. We hiked #10, #2, #7 & #1.
We had a bonus too this past Sunday May7 with free entry!!

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2 months ago

This place is so underrated. If you want good hiking and are planning on going to turkey run, you should seriously consider going the Shades instead. This park get so much less traffic. Great for a quiet hike.

hiking
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2 months ago

Amazing. Starts off with an easy stroll, then a taste of ridge with turkey backbone, then head left and check out the incredible devils backbone. Absolutely gorgeous. I do recommend doing the backbone first, then looping down to honeycomb rock. Descending the backbone in reverse is a bit tricky. Gorgeous views!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome! Great adventure...Devil's Backbone is totally worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

the Devil's Backbone is the coolest part of the trail!

hiking
3 months ago

Its kewl

backpacking
3 months ago

Love the place, in my top 5 for Indiana. A must see.

3 months ago

Favorite nature preserve in Indiana!

backpacking
4 months ago

Great hidden gem in Indiana. The backbones are amazing. Some climbing required...

hiking
5 months ago

A great place to enjoy Indiana's natural beauty.

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