This detailed guide showcases the 100 best day hikes throughout the state of Indiana. In one handy volume, you will find all the information you need to enjoy self-guided tours of the most scenic hiking paths and trails.
Hiking Indiana includes a trail-finder grid so you can choose the hike that has all the features you want. Each trail is marked on an easy-to-read map, and each trail description includes the trail distance, approximate hiking time, difficulty rating, and points of interest along the way. The trails range the full spectrum of difficulty-from short, leisurely strolls to long, rugged hikes-no matter where you want to go:
- From the lake shore in the northwest, through the canyons of the west-central area and the hills of the south, to the river valleys in the far southwest;
- From hikes through the urban areas of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, and historic Vincennes to the expansive wilderness of Hoosier National Forest;
- From the dunes, ponds, and marshes of Indiana Dunes State Park along Lake Michigan to the Wyandotte Cave State Recreation Area by the banks of the Ohio River.
Hiking Indiana is loaded with information about the park locations of the trails, such as available facilities, hours and dates of operation, important rules, permits required, and directions to the trailhead. It also includes descriptions of the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area to make your hike enjoyable and educational. And with listings of nearby attractions, you can turn your day hike into a weekend getaway. With Hiking Indiana, you'll be inspired to take advantage of the many hiking opportunities in the state, letting them guide you to the most scenic and interesting places along every path.