Explore the most popular historic site trails in Indiana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

road biking
6 days ago

Look for the boardwalk and nature trail right in the middle of this trail. There is a huge dog park and. Playground as well. Good paves and wood trail for road biking, walking, running. Located in a quiet neighborhood.

Enjoyed all the clean trails!!

With the Dunes State Park trails becoming crowded ... We're hiking The Calumet Trail more and more. it's not a bad trek. With just enough historical sites, changes in types of terrain and elevations to not make this boring. But be prepared for the humidity, ticks and mosquitoes ... Permethrin treated clothing and repellent should be a used.

With no supervision visible anywhere on site .. A big problem developing is the amount of dogs with owners not picking up after them on the trails ... Where it is clearly posted No Dogs... Another is the increasing amount of people on bicycles flying around blind corners or narrow pathways..

Even with the rudeness of some ... There is a peace and serenity here, which hikers love. But unfortunately it is broken by the High Tension Wires and Trains that remind you ... that you are still in NW Indiana ...

But even with the modern distractions ... We still feel fortunate to have this gem here ...

pick up after yourselves and leave only footprints ...

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.

I would recommend staying out of the woods in summer due to the bug swarm. The prairie loop was gorgeous. Nice clean, wide trails.

Great trail
But make sure you bring insect repellent

Excellent easy jaunt for a quick run after traveling by in the interstate. Close to i65

walking
1 month ago

Peaceful and relaxing

Easy trail. Great for a good long walk. Bring mosquito repellent!

walking
1 month ago

Good views of downtown Indy. There are bicycle, kayak, and paddle boat rentals near the fountain as an alternative to walking

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

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!

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

Perfect place for a peaceful walk in the woods.

road biking
2 months ago

this is a nice place with lots of other things to do along the way bike rental at the white river end shaded most of the way not crowed but was on a Friday day , beautiful buildings and bridges.

walking
3 months ago

Nice, paved trail. There is a great park that is ADA compliant. It has a ramp for wheel chairs and swings for everyone. The trail was clean and the wooden bridges were a great addition. One section is closed. Wish we could have gone down that section because it looked pretty. Great place for a quick run or easy walk.

Driving on highways. Not sure how this counts as a trail. Yuck.

Nice and easy. Quiet, peaceful. Good for kids.

Wonderful trail! You get to hike along the river and past multiple historic buildings and right into the middle of a farm with animals everywhere!

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!

walking
4 months ago

If you are visiting the city, the canal walk is one of the activities you will not want to miss.

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.

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.

walking
6 months ago

A paved trail in University Park. A small Greenwood city park in the Homecoming subdivision. Nice trail if you only have a few minutes available. 3 different trails that interconnect. A portion of one is currently closed. Appears to need work on wooden walkway.

Very nice paved trail along White River. It is only 1.5 miles from Potter's bridge to Field Drive which would make it only 3 miles out and back. Not sure how this became rated as a 6.8 mile trail. There are quite a few benches to sit and rest. There is a mile marker every 1/4 mile.

walking
8 months ago

No nature views. Trail begins across the street from the iconic home of the Indy 500. I can remember in the 70s campers parked on what is now the trail. It was a prime party spot race weekend. Trail is asphalt part of way and crushed limestone the rest.

walking
8 months ago

No nature views. Trail begins across the street from the iconic home of the Indy 500. I can remember in the 70s campers parked on what is now the trail. It was a prime party spot race weekend. Trail is asphalt part of way and crushed limestone the rest.

These are not lightly travelled roads. They are very busy roads (unless you’re on an Amish dirt path? And that would *not* be a common or advised way to travel especially if not from the area!) “main st” is SR19 and is heavily trafficked, from cars to semis. “Plymouth” is 119 and is a narrow road, not suitable for walking, and would never ride it either; it also has heavy and fast traffic since it’s “kind of” a back road. If you aren’t from the area, it could be nice to drive, but there’s far better roads to take, more scenery and better roads to walk or ride

A paved trail that follows the eastern bank of the White River. The covered bridge that spans the White River was opened in 1871. Parts of the trail are built on what used to be the Interurban Rail Line. The trail is dotted with several old sycamore trees.

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