Five Oaks to Kokomo Wetland Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Slate Run Metro Park is an outstanding example of environmental restoration. Just twenty years ago, most of this park was a cornfield. Today it combines 6.6 miles’ worth of park trails through an oak forest surrounding the shale-bottomed (and misnamed).
Based on soil and groundwater conditions, park naturalists believe that the land now comprising Slate Run Metro Park was originally a meadowy wetland. In 1995 and 1996 the park reverted a portion of its lands to grasslands. Species you’ll see growing here include Kentucky bluegrass, short fescue, ashy sunflower, purple bergamot, and butterfly milkweed."