Hiking Indiana  by Phil Bloom

Hiking Indiana Guide Book

by Phil Bloom (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Indiana  by Phil Bloom
Lace up your boots and sample more than seventy of the finest trails the Hoosier State has to offer. Enjoy the richly diverse offerings throughout the state, from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan to the rolling hills of Brown County State Park, from the banks of the Wabash River to the Charles C. Deam Wilderness in Hoosier National Forest. This new and updated edition of Hiking Indiana includes several new trails, pointing the way to the state’s often-overlooked trove of natural treasures.

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Trails from the "Hiking Indiana" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 67.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 67.

The name for this trail is no longer accurate because it actually only goes to two lakes—Bryant Creek and Cherry lakes. The third lake on the original triangular-shaped trail, Beanblossom Lake, has dried up. Regardless of name accuracy, the Three Lakes Loop is every bit as demanding as the Low Gap Trail, the other long-distance hike in Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Begin the hike on an old roadbed that starts downhill after about 100 yards, and reaches the first of what will be several creek crossings over the next 10 miles. The creeks are small, however, and flow intermittently with seasonal rainfall, so they normally present little trouble.
Corydon, IN - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23
A loop trail through woods and along Lake Michigan, concluding with a climb through dunes.
Chesterton, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
A short loop along a wooded trail by quiet creek, with a side trek to a secluded marsh.
Fort Wayne, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
This trail skirts a bluff before looping through a broad, deep ravine.
Bainbridge, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
A loop trail through ravines and over logging roads, with its closing stretch along the Mississinewa River. Explore the 104-acre battlefield or visit the museum or the nature center to learn more. The linear nature and distance of this trail will require you to arrange a vehicle shuttle or be willing to backtrack. There are additional trailheads along the route, at Davis Ferry Park, Lafayette Municipal Golf Course, and Tapawingo Park. Spring rains can flood out some sections of the trail, but rerouting has taken care of most of the problems.
Peru, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
A trail through remote ravines of Brown County State Park.
Nashville, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
A network of connecting trails wind around a chain of glacier-formed lakes.
Albion, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
A loop trail through dense floodplain forest along exposed rock outcroppings above Fourteenmile Creek.
Madison, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
A combination of park trails forming a loop hike through Clifty Falls Canyon.
Madison, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
This trail leads through the Charles C. Deam Wilderness of the Hoosier National Forest.
Bloomington, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
A loop hike around a bog, through wooded dunes, past marshes, and along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Gary, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
A double-loop trail through old fields, along a bluff, and along the lakeshore.
Columbia City, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
The shortest leg of the Knobstone Trail, this is a good warm-up for more challenging legs of the trail.
Borden, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Fort Benjamin Harrison, or “Fort Ben” for short, is Indiana’s newest state park, established in 1996 after the Indiana Department of Natural Resources acquired about two-thirds of the former military post from the U.S. government. The 1,700-acre state park contains several large tracts of hardwood forest, three small lakes, Fall Creek, Lawrence Creek, and a championship golf course. Low spots along Fall Creek can be muddy in wet weather. A popular new urban park, Fort Ben draws a lot of visitors, and the trails get considerable use. This is a loop trail, with two short spurs at the beginning and end of the hike.
Delphi, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This interpretive hike highlights the stages of dune development through plant
Chesterton, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This trail loops up, over, and through rolling glacial kames.
Kendallville, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
This section of the Knobstone Trail crosses ridgetops, ravines, and roads, plus offers optional segments at its north end.
Salem, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
Loop trail along a wooded dune to a marsh overlook and back.
Fort Wayne, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
A short loop trail past sandstone cliffs overlooking the lake.
Tell City, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
A combination of loop trails through ravines and forest.
Evansville, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3