Indiana November 06, 2016
9 Magnificent Trails You Have To Hike In Indiana Before You Die
Indiana has a lot of beauty to explore, particularly in the fall. You might have experienced Indiana’s parks in the warm summertime, but hiking their gorgeous trails in the autumn offers an incredible experience. Here are 9 trails in the Hoosier state you should hike before you die.
1. Turkey Run State Park - Marshall
This popular park has numerous different trails to explore, with trail 3 being one of the most popular, rugged, and scenic. Trek across the long extension bridge and hike up steps, ladders, and hills to complete this beautiful hike.
Find it at 8121 Park Rd, Marshall, IN 47859.
2. Clifty Falls State Park - Madison
Clifty Falls State Park has some of the most beautiful hiking, like this stunning, nearly 6 mile loop that circles around the park. Climb up and down and experience charming waterfalls along the way.
Find it at 2221 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250.
3. Shades State Park - Waveland
Trail One at Shades State Park is arguably one of the most stunning in the state. Explore the Silver Cascade Falls and intriguing natural wonders like the Devil's Punch Bowl.
Find it at 7751 S 890 W, Waveland, IN 47989.
4. Hoosier National Forest - Bedford
The Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trail in the underrated Hoosier National Forest is another gorgeous trail that often doesn't get enough attention. This trail is perfect in the fall or spring, so be sure to check it out.
Find it at 811 Constitution Ave, Bedford, IN 47421.
5. Brown County State Park - Nashville
Trail 2 in Brown County State Park is one of the most popular trails in the state. This trail is one of the best places to witness the beauty of fall colors in Indiana. This trail goes past the North Overlook and joins up with trails 1 and 3 along the way.
Find it at 1405 S.R. 46W, Nashville, IN 47448.
6. Indiana Dunes State Park - Chesterton
The Indiana Dunes is an incredible place to explore, and even more magical to hike. Come witness the beauty of the sandy dunes, forested areas, and marshes on one of these incredible hikes. Trail 8 is a huge hit and offers some awesome scenery.
Find it at 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304.
7. McCormick Creek State Park - Spencer
The Falls Canyon Trail is a beautiful trail to hike, located within McCormick Creek State Park. It features the park's main waterfall and will give you a great workout.
Find it at 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd, Spencer, IN 47460.
8. Town Run Trail Park - Indianapolis
This lovely trail is a 7 mile trip through the north east side of Indianapolis. The trail is well maintained and takes you through beautiful lush greenery. Just be sure to get there before the sun goes down because this trail is only open during the day.
Find it at 5325 E 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
9. Morgan-Monroe State Forest - Martinsville
The 3 Lakes Trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest is a 9 mile trail with amazing sights of the forest and lakes. This trail is also dog-friendly.
Find it at Martinsville, IN 46151.
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