Indiana May 03, 2018
8 Low-Key Hikes In Indiana With Amazing Payoffs
Love seeing the beauty of the outdoors, but hate hiking? No problem! There are plenty of outdoor “hikes” in the Hoosier state that require minimal effort and offer great rewards. Here are eight of the best low-key hikes to try in Indiana.
1. Bluebird Hills Trail
This scenic trail located in Pokagon State Park spans under 2 miles and is relatively easy. The best part? You'll stroll past some incredible natural wonders, including rollings hills, unique plant life, and restored wetlands. You'll find it at 450 Ln 100 Lake James, Angola, IN 46703.
2. Hardin Ridge Trail
The forests of Indiana are truly stunning to behold, but you don't have to hike around for half a day to enjoy their splendor. Instead, follow this 2 mile trail through some of the best sights in the forest for a quick and rewarding hike. Find it at 6464 Hardin Ridge Rd, Heltonville, IN 47436.
3. The Great Marsh Trail
This gorgeous 1.2 mile trek through trees and some of the most beautiful spots in the Indiana Dunes is easy for you to walk or bike. it's also wheelchair and stroller accessible. See the dunes like you've never seen them before on this quick hike. Visit at S Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
4. Trail 2 @ Brown County State Park
Heralded as the most stunning state park in Indiana, you'll love exploring the beautiful woods along this 2 mile trail. You'll walk past some of the park's tallest trees and even pass by the Northern Overlook, where you can view the rest of the park's rolling hills from up above. Find it at 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448.
5. Williamsport Falls
If you really don't want to hike, pull your car up to Williamsport Falls and just take a few steps to gaze at this incredible waterfall. While you can hike a bit to view it from different angles, you certainly don't have to. Find it at 25 N Monroe St, Williamsport, IN 47993.
6. Trail 8 @ Turkey Run State Park
This popular park is home to incredible sandstone cliffs, gorges, and ravines. If you're not feeling up to a lengthy and difficult climb, take trail 8 to enjoy 1.5 peaceful miles of taking in these amazing sights, without climbing them. Find it at 8121 Park Rd, Marshall, IN 47859.
7. Fall Creek Trail
This gorgeous hiking trail at Fort Harrison State Park is perfect for leisurely strolls alone or with kids. This 1-mile trek takes you across stunning footbridges, through lush forests, and to a quaint duck pond - you'll feel like you've entered a storybook! Find it at 6000 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216.
8. Trail 4 @ Chain O'Lakes State Park
This unique trail will take you through some incredible ecosystems. Just a 1-mile hike will have you exploring four of the park's lakes, enchanting woodlands, and rare swamps and wetlands. Check it out at 2355 E 75 S, Albion, IN 46701.
Will you be enjoying any of these low-key hikes in Indiana this spring or summer? Which one are you dying to try?
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