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beautiful scenery and a lot to explore and see. I'd rate this as more moderate but there a quite a few stairs and inclines. Paths are marked and clear.

Great trail with some good views! With the exception of climbing over two 4-5 foot rock bluffs and one steep downhill climb the rest of the trail was moderate.

This was a great hike! Would definitely go back.

on Trail #10

3 months ago

Mostly gravel & rock ,very flat, a ok stroll through the woods ,, nothing to see until preserve. Which is worth seeing.. I would say ten is wheelchair accessible until preserve, for those who may want an outdoor adventure ..

Just came off trail and it was fantastic. One of my new favorite places. A must see. It just rained two days ago and the water in the creeks was running fast something to definitely see and do. Going back tomorrow and adding in a couple shades trails.

So much beauty. This first nature preserve in Indiana gives us all a glimpse into what the forest should look like. The other areas: Devil's Backbone, Honeycomb Rock, The Slide, etc. are amazing. This is one of my favorite hikes in the state of Indiana.

Started in a mist of rain but finished up with a little sunshine. Shale was slippery after the rain near the creek. Walked the little creek all the way to sugar Creek.

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hidden gem! Scenic forest, cliffs, stream. Lots of stairs. Extremely steep drop offs on Turkey Backbone and Devils Backbone. Like, if you misstep or lose your balance you will die. Legit. Be very attentive to children.

on Trail #10

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Great to have a trail connect the park and the nature preserve!

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Really enjoyed Devil's Backbone, great payoff even if it was just a short part of the trail. Really fun, and you can easily loop back and do it again :)

love the beauty and serenity of this preserve! The views from Devil's Backbone are spectacular!

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

First time here and hiking for that matter. It was a great day, the park was beautiful. We got there a little late in the day and it was somewhat busy, but not bad for a holiday weekend. I imagine we will be going back.

great hikes..the only problem is they are short hikes per trail..we did all 10 trails...took all day..beautiful scenery

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beautiful area for this part of the state. Went early and had the trail to myself, awesome!

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Great advanced trails!

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

I'm not an experienced hiker or in the best physical shape, but I was excited to finish this loop hike. Beautiful views!

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Get to trail via trail #10 of park and cross 234. Trail is easy until you get to preserve. Long drop offs at several points and opportunities to walk through creek instead of trail so bring aqua socks. A very nice trail with lots of shale rock. Crossing devil's backbone is always a treat and very narrow with steep drop off. An excellent hike.

nice trail, most of the trail is easy, wide, and relatively flat. There is one fairly steep stair climb of about 4 stories, going down as you enter the nature preserve loop and climbing as you exit. There is another short, steep climb to the top of the devil's backbone. It's the best part of the trail so check it out if you can.

Really cool place for not being in the southern part of the state! really cool features, and not that bad of a walk!

great trail! have to park at shades off trail 10. 7 dollars for both parks

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

All trails were great with very little traffic. We hiked #10, #2, #7 & #1.
We had a bonus too this past Sunday May7 with free entry!!

This place is so underrated. If you want good hiking and are planning on going to turkey run, you should seriously consider going the Shades instead. This park get so much less traffic. Great for a quiet hike.

Amazing. Starts off with an easy stroll, then a taste of ridge with turkey backbone, then head left and check out the incredible devils backbone. Absolutely gorgeous. I do recommend doing the backbone first, then looping down to honeycomb rock. Descending the backbone in reverse is a bit tricky. Gorgeous views!

hiking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Awesome! Great adventure...Devil's Backbone is totally worth it.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

the Devil's Backbone is the coolest part of the trail!

hiking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Its kewl

backpacking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Love the place, in my top 5 for Indiana. A must see.

Favorite nature preserve in Indiana!

backpacking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Great hidden gem in Indiana. The backbones are amazing. Some climbing required...

hiking
Sunday, December 04, 2016

A great place to enjoy Indiana's natural beauty.

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