Indiana Trails: Lines in the Sand at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
A ranger had described the Succession Trail as perhaps the most ecologically unique corner of Indiana. I was skeptical.
Evan West3 min read
Indiana Trails: A Worthy Quarry in France Park
Bald eagles pass through the park, so stash a pair of binoculars in your hydration pack in case you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse.
Robert Annis2 min read
Indiana Trails: An Outlook to Remember in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness
The Charles C. Deam Wilderness consists of 13,000 acres of steep ridges, curving creeks, and thick woods within the Hoosier National Forest.
Lindsey Erdody2 min read
Indiana Trails: Clifty Falls State Park as Nature's Stairmaster
The steep canyon knifing through the 178-acre nature preserve in Clifty Falls State Park offers plenty of drama.
Megan Fernandez2 min read
Indiana Trails: Three Experts Sound Off
“Brown County’s Green Valley guarantees a smile,” says Sally Marchand Collins. “It’s a fast, swooping trail that causes me to scream like a little girl as I launch off the top of each little roller-coaster peak.”
IM Editors1 min read
Knobstone Trail 101: Indiana's Longest Footpath
Avid hikers often use the Knobstone to warm up for longer hikes along the Appalachian Trail—even calling it “the little AT.” But if you’d like an easier introduction, these three day hikes will do the trick. Gird your glutes!
Adam Wren4 min read
The Hoosierist: Foraging and Beer-Drinking on Indiana Trails
Booze-related injuries are comparatively rare on Indiana trails. Of greater concern is the threat of dehydration, which can happen when you try to replenish your sweaty, overheated body with booze instead of H2O.
Sam Stall2 min read
Four Wheelchair-Accessible Indiana Trails
These spots for everyone are designed to remove obstacles, not fun.
Caroline Ralston2 min read
Editor's Note, October 2014: Hit the Trail!
The geographic features revealed on the Indiana trails highlighted in this issue were surprising—from the prehistoric bog by the dunes to a sandstone canyon—making hiking and biking them all the more entertaining.
Amanda Heckert2 min read
Join the Pack: Great Indy Hiking and Biking Groups
Founded in 1957, the 580-member Indianapolis Hiking Club organizes more than 2,000 hikes annually around the state and beyond (including a 2015 weeklong trip to the Rio Grande).
Robert Annis1 min read
Stretch Your Legs on These Pretty Indy Trails
From Zionsville’s Starkey Park to Fort Ben, hike and bike your way around town.