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474 mi 763 km of trail 10 Recommended Routes

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 82 Trails Intermediate Trails 135 Trails Hard Trails 21 Trails
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Gems in Central Indiana and Indianapolis - 6

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gem Favorite Honeycomb Rock

Devil's Backbone

(1) Crawfor…, IN
gem Favorite The Ladders

The Ladders in Bear Hollow

(2) Rockport, IN
gem Favorite Canyon walls along the creek downstream of the Punch Bowl.

Rocky Hollow

(1) Rockport, IN
gem Favorite A view from inside the largest rock shelter.

Natural Rock Shelter

(8) Martins…, IN
gem Favorite Canyon walls along the creek downstream of the Punch Bowl.

The Punch Bowl

(2) Rockport, IN
gem Favorite Turkey Run State Park

Falls Canyon

(3) Rockport, IN

Recommended Routes in Central Indiana and Indianapolis - 10

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Favorite Multiple types of wildflowers can be seen on the forest floor during spring and summer.
Difficult

Scarce O' Fat Loop

5.7 mi 9.2 km 563' Up 171.58 m Up 563' Down 171.62 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite The Ladders
Difficult

5-Mile Challenge

5.9 mi 9.5 km 629' Up 191.86 m Up 628' Down 191.4 m Down

Rockport, IN
Favorite Heading down the trail on a clear winter day
Intermediate

Downey Hill Full Loop

5.0 mi 8.0 km 553' Up 168.46 m Up 557' Down 169.8 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite Enjoy beautiful views looking north up Big Walnut Creek.
Intermediate

Tall Timbers Nature Trail

1.9 mi 3.1 km 124' Up 37.66 m Up 124' Down 37.68 m Down

Greenca…, IN
Favorite Campsite on Pate Hollow.
Intermediate

Pate Trail Loop

5.6 mi 9.1 km 835' Up 254.38 m Up 820' Down 250.02 m Down

Bloomin…, IN
Favorite Optional more technical route to the left.
Intermediate/Difficult

Town Run Park

6.8 mi 10.9 km 113' Up 34.32 m Up 107' Down 32.7 m Down

Fishers, IN
Favorite Steam and small waterfall crossing at the head of a ravine.
Intermediate/Difficult

Schooner Trace-Walnut Loop

6.3 mi 10.2 km 759' Up 231.42 m Up 761' Down 231.96 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite Pond near campsite
Intermediate

Sycamore Trail Loop

6.5 mi 10.5 km 438' Up 133.46 m Up 439' Down 133.71 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite The connection of trail 1 & 2 along the creek
Intermediate

Trail 1

2.1 mi 3.4 km 87' Up 26.66 m Up 88' Down 26.93 m Down

Zionsville, IN
Favorite Early springtime on Jackson Creek Trail in Yellowwood State Forest
Intermediate

Jackson Creek Trail

1.6 mi 2.6 km 201' Up 61.12 m Up 200' Down 61.04 m Down

Nashville, IN

Trails in Central Indiana and Indianapolis - 228

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10.6 mi 17.0 km #1Low Gap Backcountry Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Martinsville, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
Martinsville, IN 19 
1.5 mi 2.3 km #2Rim Trail
Intermediate
Greencastle, IN
Intermediate
Greencastle, IN
5.7 mi 9.2 km #3Perimeter Loop
Intermediate
Terre Haute, IN
Intermediate
Terre Haute, IN
3.2 mi 5.2 km #4B Line Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bloomington, IN
Easy/Intermediate
Bloomington, IN
1.8 mi 2.9 km #5Trail #2
Difficult
Rockport, IN
Difficult
Rockport, IN
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Trail 1
Intermediate
Jasonville, IN
Intermediate
Jasonville, IN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Trail 3 (Falls Trail)
Intermediate/Difficult
Spencer, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
Spencer, IN
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Hesitation Point Trail
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
1.4 mi 2.2 km #9Yellowwood Trail
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
1.3 mi 2.2 km #10Pine Hills Nature Preserve Trail
Difficult
Rockport, IN
Difficult
Rockport, IN
1.1 mi 1.8 km #11Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bloomington, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
Bloomington, IN
2.0 mi 3.2 km #12Walnut Trail
Difficult
Nashville, IN
Difficult
Nashville, IN
3.2 mi 5.1 km #13Rock Shelter Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Martinsville, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
Martinsville, IN 11 
1.8 mi 3.0 km #14Bobcat Trail
Difficult
Nashville, IN
Difficult
Nashville, IN
0.5 mi 0.8 km #15Ted T. Turtle Trail 1
Intermediate
Oolitic, IN
Intermediate
Oolitic, IN
2.2 mi 3.5 km #16Porter West Preserve
Intermediate
Ellettsville, IN
Intermediate
Ellettsville, IN
0.7 mi 1.1 km #17Scout Ridge Nature Trail
Intermediate
Martinsville, IN
Intermediate
Martinsville, IN
6.0 mi 9.7 km #18National Road Heritage Trail
Easy
Seelyville, IN
Easy
Seelyville, IN
1.1 mi 1.8 km #19Trail 2
Difficult
Rockport, IN
Difficult
Rockport, IN
0.4 mi 0.7 km #20Ted T. Turtle Trail 2
Easy
Oolitic, IN
Easy
Oolitic, IN

Photos of Central Indiana and Indianapolis - 170

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A view from inside the largest rock shelter.
Dec 18, 2016 near Martins…, IN
Looking down the trail at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
Mar 9, 2020 near Fishers, IN
The Ladders
Jul 12, 2019 near Rockport, IN
Turkey Run State Park
Apr 7, 2020 near Rockport, IN
Turkey Run State Park
Apr 7, 2020 near Rockport, IN
This is a view from the Rim Trail out over the quarry.
Feb 19, 2016 near Greenca…, IN
Trail pic
Oct 21, 2018 near Farmers…, IN
Sun setting on the lake
Mar 17, 2020 near Lawrence, IN