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walking
18 days ago

LOVE this trail! Beautiful scenery the whole way through.

nature trips
1 month ago

Nice patch of green space to walk or run or bike without having to drive far. Can easily hit these trails instead of pavement after work. Flat and easy trails, depending on the season. Levee trail is always good if you just want to run and get miles in while giving your knees a rest from pavement running. Decent amount of wild life. I've seen deer from time to time. I ran at night and heard, then saw, a small pack of coyotes, which was surprising. They immediately fled when a couple of us approached (they were near my car at the boat ramp). I didn't feel threatened, it was cool to see them after being on the trails dozens of times not knowing they were around. I would advise not to night trail it alone and keep pets on-leash just to be safe though.

The downside is that the trails aren't marked well, but it's not a huge trail system anyways, you can easily wander out to one of the three parking areas (angel mounds lot, angel mounds boat ramp lot, or gravel trail head by the interstate). The other negative is that the trails need to be repaired/better maintained. Half of the year the place is just mud, if not flooded over completely from the river (south end of trails). I'd say from snowfall until July, parts of the trail are giant mud pits. July through leaf fall the trails get a little narrow in places with thorny overgrowth, especially on a bike. October through December are probably the best months to go if you go south of the levee trail.

Took my 5 yr old daughter wife and 2 dogs to do the outer loop. It was a very easy leisure stroll. I would recommend this loop for anyone in Evansville that just wants to get out of town for a bit.

Pack 336 had a blast and learned so much. Great hike.

Nice break in the cold to get out. Pleasant walk on well kept trails. The nature center was an informative bonus.

Fun place to hike when you need a break from shopping or traffic. It does cost 5 bucks to walk the trails, but the have bird rescue there and have an Eagle, vulture,some hawks etc...you can check out before you start on the trail, easy walk, great for kids. wooden walk ways and mulched trails derived from deadfall. pretty cool for being the middle of town.

Nice enough. You have to pay to access the trails, though.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Took me a while to even find the trailhead since there aren't any signs. The trails themselves aren't too bad. I took my 2 dogs. I will say that both times we've hiked here, I've had to spend time removing burs from their coats afterwards. The trails are not marked when they split off into different directions. Wish they had better signage for this place. Luckily it isn't a huge park so you will get back to your car eventually.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Going back

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Nice trails. The map needs updating. There is another section that goes north to the Highland Trailhead at the ball field.

Nice short set of trails in an urban setting. Informational placards along the trail. Trailhead is located behind the playground.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Decent trails with no real elevation. I did the River loop, with outer loop(3 miles) et have also done the wetlands loop. it can get muddy. I have always seen deer on my hikes here.

hiking
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

This is a nice set of family friendly trails that are well maintained. I took my dog on a leash. I wish the trails connected; some do but some you have to double back. minimal elevation.

Part of ingleheart park. Few nice trails. Dog friendly. Baseball fields nearby so if near that season, more heavily trafficked. Otherwise not so much.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Close to where I'm living now. The back trails allow my dog some country-feel since we live in an apartment complex. Most of the trails seem rather muddy no matter what time of the year you go so wear shoes you don't love-love. The main drag though is grass and on an incline so no worries there but then again it's a short trail by itself. The angel mounds gated front part doesn't allow dogs so can't say how that is.

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The track and photos that are on here are inaccurate. The track is a trail on the other side of town. I have no idea where the photos were taken but they are not anywhere around this town.
Today was a lovely fall day and I was the only person out there. Tall trees and changing leaves made this a lovely day in the woods.

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I revisited this trail today as it connected to the other trail in this woods. This time I was not covered with chiggers when I got home, like last August when I hiked it and left the trail to find a geocache. As a local, it is nice to see this nice touch of nature in the middle of town.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nice change of pace. more like a carved trail through pasture bur historical artifacts and different. very easy

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

You know for being in the middle of town, not a bad hike. If you need a break from the hussle and bussle this is a great day hike. Nature center has a nice bird sanctuary as well.

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

I've walked this trail twice. The first with a group of Volksmarch walkers for exercise. The trails are poorly marked once you start having options to take. We didn't have a trail map and probably walked parts of all three trail systems in there. Me and a friend had a tracking app on and was how we finally got back out but we did over 5 miles and had people lost in several areas.
Yesterday I went out with someone more experienced in hiking and introduced my dog to his first hike. He is obedience trained so I let him off lead with the other dog along for the hike. An hour and a half into the pleasant hike, my dog picked up on deer starting to move and took off on their trail. After 2 hours of searching the woods, he finally showed up where we had parked. Not really making it into my favorite place list.

walking
Monday, September 14, 2015

Nice Trail with lots of "loops" and chutes within it. We actually almost go lost.

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

This is a good place to walk the family dog, but not the best for a day in the great outdoors. I hate to negatively rate any trail, but those at Angel Mounds were short, overgrown with green briars and itch weed, and smelled a bit like a decomposing animal. On second thought, take the family dog far away from Angel Mounds.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Very pretty, but busy and unfortunately, you cannot walk with your dog in here.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 18, 2012

Angel Mounds is composed of three different trail systems. The first is a walking trail inside the protected historic site. A second mowed walking path to the right of the main building and parking area. And a third multi-use trail system on the north and south of the levee.
The third section is the main trail system which is mostly flat with two bridge crossings. this area is.currently being maintained by Evansville Mountain Bike Association who are plaining more upgrades to the trail system.
This is good trail to bring beginning mountain bikers to learn basic skills and get used to riding off road. It is also good for night riding and xc training.
Parking is available at the Angel Mounds Boat Ramp as well as at the former Knight Township Fire station, and a small gravel area near the I-164 overpass.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Disappointing trail. Won't go back.
Trailhead parking is at Angel Mounds. To the right of the buildings is a shelter with vending machines. Go to the right and follow the trail to the woods.
Trail is wide enough for you and another to ride side by side.
Trail has a few variations. We rode everyone in 15 minutes. About 2 miles. Short loop goes back to parking lot. Other trail connects with dog/walking trail.
Not worth the gas or time. Will not return.

hiking
1 month ago

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