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Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve is a 1.3 mile moderately 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.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 29 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

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Wild flowers

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Terri Ramos
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Hiking

So beautiful! What a pleasant surprise. Very easy to wind around and accumulate two or three miles in a beautiful setting.

Ashley Lowery
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Very nice easy trail. We got there and the place was pretty much empty. Kid friendly. My kids 10, 9 and 2 enjoyed it. It was hot and the creek was dry. Would love to go back after some heavy rain.

Sarah Cocks
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Hiking

What a hidden gem! This area is very well-maintained and it doesn’t even feel like you’re in Fishers. You could spend your time walking the outer rim or winding through the middle areas. Definitely recommend for an easy, secluded, and beautiful walk.

Kati Dewyer
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Hiking

Such a beautifully simple trail! I got my last dose of Indiana green before heading back to AZ.

Aaron Ziomek
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Pat Towle
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Hiking

A very nice stroll in the woods. Great for all skill levels. Plenty of “nature” to see if you know what to look for. Saw several birds; Flickers, Pileated woodpeckers, Cardinals, Robins, Red tailed hawk.

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Marlyn Guss
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HikingMuddy

I nice walk through the woods in Fishers. A hidden gym within the city.

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Donny Adams
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Hiking

Great easy to moderate trail. Very pretty.

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Jason Strunk
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Hiking

Nice for a relaxing stroll. the only downside is that it was quite crowded . however, it was a beautiful day and a series of shorter trails- so this was to be expected.

Angie H.
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It's a nice park for birdwatching, walking and running. Like so many other parks in the area, too many off-leash dogs at certain times of the day. I no longer feel comfortable walking my dogs there as I never know when a dog will charge us.

Isaac Balderas
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Hiking

Nice trail close to home where we can walk the dog

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Kevin Meadows
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Justin Reynolds
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Hiking

Nice, small natural trail in a variety of ecosystems, including a nice wooden deck path over swamp. Dog friendly. Water access (not for dogs).

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Steve McClelland
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Hiking

Nice, peaceful place to take a easy walk.

Braden Jones
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Hiking

Good for middle of suburbia. Kids do well

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Amber Johnson
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Hiking

Nice little walk if you’re on the north side - seems like a fun, educational place to take kids

Lauren Wilson
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HikingMuddy

Great trails! The whole loop includes multiple trails & is very pretty. Easy terrain, not much elevation. Dog friendly! Lots of bridges. Overall, very good hike.

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Nicole Mapleton
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I love ritchey woods. so pretty.

Angela Perdue
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Joe Jansen
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Joe Jansen
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Rich & Teresa B
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Such a nice trail minutes from home. Several dog walkers frequent this trail. The woodland animals are acclimated to people. Deer, coyotes, owls, woodpeckers and raccoons are common here...

Ashlyn Allanson
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Walking

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.

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

Jim PuttPutt
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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!

Mark Paul
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Hiking

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

Steven Seitz
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Walking

Perfect place for a peaceful walk in the woods.

Morgan Howard
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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!

Tim Rietz
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Hiking

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.

Travis Krick
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Hiking

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.

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