Posted in Indiana June 05, 2015
Making plans to spend some time outdoors this summer? Maybe you’ve thought about taking your family on an exciting family vacation this year? What some people do not know is Indiana is packed with absolutely breathtaking hiking spots. These spots feature beautiful scenic views, and some are home to the few waterfalls we have in Indiana. If you enjoy hiking, here are 12 hiking spots in Indiana you have to check out.
The suspension bridge in Turkey Run State Park is both exciting and terrifying to walk across. The park itself is a very gorgeous place for an afternoon hike. You can find this beautiful park in Marshall, Indiana. You won’t regret your time spent on these trials.
2) Knobstone Trail of Fun
Did you know this is the longest natural foot path in the state of Indiana? It is roughly 48 miles long and offers spectacular views of the wooded terrain in Southern Indiana. You can even take a peek at the Ohio River and Louisville! The trail ends in Salem, Indiana. It stretches across Clark, Scott, and Washington County. It is rated as a fairly difficult trail, not recommended for beginners.
3.) Hiking Trails of Pokagon State Park
Starting to notice a trend? A lot of the state parks in Indiana are great places to go if you are looking for somewhere nice to hike. Pokagon State Park has nine different hiking trails for you to hike down ranging from easy to moderate in skill level. With the exception of the ninth trail, all of the trails in this state park are great for beginners. You can find this beautiful state park and all if it’s hiking trails in Angola, Indiana.
You can find this beautiful trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest near Martinsville. The trail consists of a 10 mile loop. This particular trail is recommended only for people who have a lot of experience hiking. You can access this trail all year-round.
5.) Clifty Falls State Park
Many Hoosiers consider Clifty Falls State Park to be home to the best hiking trails in the entire state. The state park contains a 14 mile loop trail that you can find near Madison, Indiana. You can even bring your dog down this trail with you as long as you have him or her on a leash!
6.) Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trail
You can find Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trail right near English, Indiana. Along the trail, you can see a beautiful waterfall. The trail is rated as a moderate trail that may be slightly difficult (though not impossible) for beginners. It is not uncommon for individuals to go camping along this trail.
7.) Adventure Hiking Trail
This beautiful hiking trail is 25 miles long. You can find the trail in Corydon, Indiana.
8.) Adena Trace Loop
This trail is 25 miles long and located in Brookville, Indiana.
9.) Three Lakes Trail
This trail is just shy of ten miles long. You can find it located in Martinsville, Indiana.
10.) Hiking in Pinhook Bog
This particular hiking trail is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
11.) Mogan Ridge East Trail
You can find this hiking trail near Derby, Indiana. The trail is only 6.7 miles long. However, it does connect to the Morgan Ridge West Trail which is 12.3 miles long. Between the two trails, you can enjoy a nice long hike through a scenic hardwood forest.
12.) McCormick’s Creek State Park
You can find the Falls Canyon Trail in McCormick’s Creek State Park right near Spencer, Indiana. The trail is a small 3 mile loop and it is absolutely beautiful. The best part of the trail is getting to enjoy the waterfall. The trail is a little rough and only recommended for hikers with experience.
What do you think? These videos and pictures are absolutely beautiful! I don’t know about you, but I want to hop in my car and go check out some of these trails right now! Which one of these do you plan on making a trip to? Do you have a favorite that did not make this list? Don’t forget to share this beautiful collection of hiking spots with all of your friends!