Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

EASY 22 reviews

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fishers, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

walking
28 days ago

I really loved this place. There is an Osborn pioneer family grave site here and different types of trails from wooded, grassy, and swampy areas. However, when I have gone the swamp and creek trails theywere dried up quite a bit so make sure to go during the wet season if you would like to see more water scenery. Maps and trails are incredibly easy to follow.

2 months ago

Fun for a short get away to the woods, plus it’s free!!

2 months ago

This nature preserve is amazingly beautiful! The most beautiful trail is the Beech Hollow trail loop. Lots of birds and I even saw a deer my last time!

hiking
2 months ago

Shhhh. Keep this little oasis in the city a secret!

walking
2 months ago

Perfect place for a peaceful walk in the woods.

3 months ago

Great place to take younger kids! We took our dog and 6yo and had a great afternoon. Places to eat if you want to bring lunch, and a nice area to bird watch. The whole family loved it!

hiking
4 months ago

In from out of town, 2nd closest nature area to the hotel. A scenic area with some elevation change. Wetlands mixed with woods. A creek running through to a small river, a pioneer cemetery and a possible Native American trail marker tree sighting included in your perimeter hike.

hiking
4 months ago

I have a 6 and 12 year old and the trail is easy enough for my youngest. We have also had Cub Scout meetings at this park. Fun park makes for a good stroll.

9 months ago

my dog got something weird in his foot, but other than that good hike. there is a very small pioneer cemetery.

hiking
11 months ago

A number of trails that intersect with one another. Some are forested trails, others are open grass trails. There is a restored wetland area also a swamp area. However they are both dried up due to the lack of rain in central Indiana. Historic site is the pioneer Osborn family cemetery. A designated state nature preserve.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016