Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Liberty with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Meltzer Woods

2 months ago

Amazing old growth trees. Lots of garlic mustard. I ran into a school field trip.

I hiked this in a counter clockwise direction. Clear path. Markers when needed. The observation deck next to the creek was nice. Over all a nice trail!

hiking
3 months ago

Well marked moderate trail.

walking
3 months ago

Great hike for a family. Half of the trail is easy walking. The other half will take more effort.

walking
3 months ago

Enjoyable walk. Trail head is easy to find. Trail is easy to follow. A few small hills along the way.

6 months ago

This has awesome old growth trees. up to six feet thick, some of the best in state. good pawpaws in season

hiking
9 months ago

Meltzer Woods is a designated old growth forest. The woods are a 60 acre tract managed by the Central Indiana Land Trust. Only one trail and is flat and a short distance. Surrounded by corn fields it will probably be a refuge for deer once the harvest starts. A good place if you need a quick hiking fix. One thing it has that many trails don't have, a portable restroom in the gravel parking lot.

hiking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nice shorter trail. Red Springs are pretty cool. Kid friendly.

hiking
Monday, September 02, 2013

Very nice hike.

on Red Springs Trail

hiking
Monday, September 02, 2013

Nice trail. Red Springs are cool! Park at Nature Preserve parking lot. Recommend going counter-clockwise to complete loop.

hiking
Monday, March 11, 2013

We hiked this last fall. We parked at the boathouse and walked to the campgrounds and back. Found some empty snake eggs and lots of buzzards on this trip.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

We hiked this trail last fall. We liked that it showed a lot of the park as it is one of the central most trails.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

We hiked almost everyone of these trails. There was only one loop that we didn't get to due to rain on the last day and we had planned the hike for that time. We stayed in one of the cabins and hiked in the morning and evening with our 3 children. My youngest was nearly 4 yo at the time and she kept up very well. Don't miss all the steps down and back up at the dam.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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