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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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!

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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.

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Four Wheelchair-Accessible Indiana Trails

These spots for everyone are designed to remove obstacles, not fun.

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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.

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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).

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Stretch Your Legs on These Pretty Indy Trails

From Zionsville’s Starkey Park to Fort Ben, hike and bike your way around town.

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