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Nice walk on a fall day. Highly recommend to cross the main highway and take the elevated hike on the opposite side of the highway.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked Tapawingo to battleground to Tapawingo to the fort and back. Trail was clean, clear, fun and easy.

Lots of history here. Personnel is very friendly and informative. Trail along Burnett's Creek is fun and reminds me of my childhood.

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked this one on Aug. 24 when the wild flowers were pretty nice. Parts of the trail are paved, which we didn't care for, but most of it is on grass and through some forested areas along the river. The grassland environment is unique, and in places the trail went through ragweed that was 10 feet tall, blocking any views of the river. But you could make your way down to the confluence of the Wabash and Tippecanoe, which is worth seeing. The spur that goes along the Tippecanoe is particularly nice. With shady stretches and hot meadows. It was a beautiful time of year to take this easy walk.

hiking
3 months ago

great day for a hike Trail 3 and 4 is the way to go especially when there is no flooding

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is best in fall or winter. If starting at Davis Ferry Park and hiking south to Tapawingo Park, you will hike alongside the river with decent views and occasionally eagle sightings along the way. (Bring binoculars!) The trail is well marked, It’s dog friendly and I’ve biked this trail as well encountering some fairly deep sand in spots.

Great hike through Trail#4. Watch for signs for flooding. View wildlife all year long.(deer, turkeys, owls, hawks, and best of all, nesting eagles)

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4 months ago

Not much mud when we went. Sand wasn’t bad either. Lots of shade.

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5 months ago

Hiked the entire trail from Battle Ground to Ft. Ouitenon. The trail was muddy but nice from Battle Ground Park to Lafayette. It got muddier as we got closer to Lafayette and the trail was paved since the trail was the low spot, but when we got to the 231 bridge after West Lafayette, there was a creek crossing with no bridge. There was a sign before this mentioning bridge repairs ahead, but there was no bridge there to repair and no mention of the trail being closed. We had to wade through water up to our waists to cross the creek as we were about 10 miles in and determined to finish. After that, there were many sections with 6.5 ft weeds that had completely overtaken the trail. We still managed to follow the trail until it disappeared completely into a muddy flooded area just before turning out toward the road near Ft. Ouitenon. At that point, we ended up walking through someone’s yard to get to the road since we couldn’t find any remnants of a trail to follow. We came out less than 500 feet from where the trail exited the woods and were able to rejoin the trail for the rest of the way to Ft. Ouitenon. I would only walk this entire trail again with a change of clothes and shoes knowing I would be incredibly muddy and wet.

hiking
5 months ago

Went for a short after-work hike starting at Battleground. I hiked until I got to the I-65 overpass and then turned around, which ended up being about 3 miles total. It was muddy in a couple areas, but nothing terrible. The scenery along the creek in the beginning is really nice.

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muddy
5 months ago

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7 months ago

Hiked trail near Battleground, Indiana yesterday. No leaves this time of year have me a good view of Burnett Creek and Wabash River. The trail is saturated in some areas but amazingly most of it was sandy. It was a good hike and would love to go back. 4:/4/19

Attempted to hike the entire trail starting in Battle Ground. The trail started to get rather muddy about 3 miles in. I thought this might clear up when getting toward the paved sections but that was not the case as it only got worse. Much of the trail is made difficult by very deep mud all over, slowing your progress to a snails pace. The southern portion of the trail is impassable due to a lack of crossings where the inlets come in. You can jump across some, but eventually your options are hike well out of your way along a slope, or get your lower half soaked. The last mile or so is just a paved sidewalk leading to the Fort. Maybe it is better when the ground dries out, but springtime makes for a terrible experience. I see someone else mentioned it went past a trailer park. I don't know if that was in the southern portion since i never saw it. You go a little close to some back yards here and there, but at no point was there anything resembling a sketchy trailer park.

A wonderful piece of history located just 10 minutes from Purdue Univ. Park in the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park parking lot and head down toward the Heritage Trail to take in the spot where the Shawnee Prophet willed his warriors on in this historic battle. Return to the battlefield and take note of the amazing memorial and the stones marking where various American soldiers were felled during the ambush. The museum is terrific too!

hiking
Wed Oct 03 2018

Hiked the lower portion of this trail starting at Fort Ouiatenon park. Trail begins at Fort parking lot. This was the only public access I saw on 2 mi lower portion I hiked. First 1/2 mi of trail heading North was paved bike path running right alongside South River road. The trail then turns into the woods and runs alongside the Wabash river. Trail here was dirt and sand, sometimes like walking on a beach. It was moist (but not muddy) even though it hadn't rained for at least a week. Imagine it's muddy in rainy seasons. Trail is fairly level and well marked. Scenery is unremarkable, mostly trees and very tall weeds. Occasional views of the river but usually the river is hidden behind tall weeds. Perhaps it would be more visible in early spring or winter. It was a little buggy, but not unpleasant.

This trail does not stay stagnant for long. Stairs, bridges, hills all come at you randomly. The highway and a railroad are nearby so those sounds are mixed in with nature.

hiking
Sun Jul 29 2018

Beautiful, easy walking trails. Lots of varied landscapes and scenery. I'm only giving this 4 stars largely in part to own own poor planning. You NEED to have bug spray (especially for the Trail 4 portion)!

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Sat Jul 21 2018

The whole 12.8 was open today and was an enjoyable hike. It’s a lot sandier than I expected so it’s a good idea to wear ankle socks or even gaiters if you’re intense! The trail is mostly flat but there are some small, exciting elevation changes within 2 miles of battleground. Bathroom and water stops accessible along the way.

running
Thu Jun 28 2018

Great Trail to find your stride and keeps you on your toes.

backpacking
Fri Nov 03 2017

Enjoyed the near pristine woods with huge trees. A lot of the trail along a creek. Muddy spots even in late Oct! Hiked from Battleground to Davis Ferry.

hiking
Tue Oct 17 2017

Due to the topography, it can bet wet and buggy. Go in early spring or fall or in a dry period. Wet = bugs. Has some pretty areas though.

hiking
Tue Aug 08 2017

This would be a great trail. This day it was mud and bugs. We went from the battle ground to the ferry bridge. We had to get an Uber back, it was just to buggy and way to muddy. This is a one way trail so its either double back or get a ride. It could be a long as you would like. There are many good cut off points. The trail is by the river. Great walking and a good path if its not been raining heavily. This is a NO BIKE PATH. At least the part we hiked. We did see one set of bike tracks. We will come back in the fall. This will make a great cool weather trail.

Great hike along the Wabash river..only problem is its cut off..do to construction and flooding.

hiking
Thu Nov 03 2016

Great trail for walking dogs. Great trail for kids. Can start at either end or even in the middle starting at the Lafayette golf course.

hiking
Wed May 04 2016

Trail is muddy in places and very sandy in others. Easy hiking and trail doesn't loop around so you have to hike back the way you came. I never ran into anyone while hiking about 2 miles out and 2 miles back. Definitely do not hike it alone if you get a little creeped out. I ran into large animal tracks and that ended that trail for me.

hiking
Tue Oct 13 2015

I took this trail on 10-10-15 from the Battleground area to 65 overpass. First time out on the trail. Hiked prophets rock then took this hike. It is nice to read the info posts thru the trail. I also learned a good amount of history due to the posted signs. It turned dark before I started to head back which was quite interesting with no light. Either way I do look to the day to walk the entire trail from the battleground to the fort.

Thu Aug 07 2014

We walked this yesterday. Started at Battleground, ate our picnic lunch on the Pedestrian Bridge, then went on Fort Ouiatenan. A beautiful hike. Magical scenery that felt otherworldly. A special Indiana place.

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