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Indianapolis (Falcon Guides Best Hikes Near)by Nick Werner
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Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?
Here are forty-four of the best hikes, nearly all within an hours drive of Indianapolis, Indiana—from Shrader-Weaver Woods Nature Preserve, renowned for its “cathedral” of black walnut trees, to Cool Creek Park, a haven for birders. The hikes provide something for everyone, including swamps, floodplain forests, prairie, dry ridgetops, gorges, lush ravines, limestone and sandstone canyons, cliffs, waterfalls, and lakes. Whether youre in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers plenty to choose from:
• Hoosier National Forest
• Morgan-Monroe State Forest
• Yellowwood State Forest
• Shades State Park
• Turkey Run State Park
• Pine Hills Nature Preserve
Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside youll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as views, and if its suitable for families with kids); Green Tips; and information about local lore, points of interest, and the areas wildlife.
Featuring 44 of the best hikes in the greater Indianapolis area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of the city.
Its not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include:
About the Author
Nick Werner is a journalist and outdoorsman who grew up surrounded by nature in Brown County, IN. He currently works as a writer for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. In addition to hiking, Nick enjoys fishing for smallmouth bass and kayaking.
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