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Each entry in this table references a Google Map for a frequently used hike meeting location. Look for a notation at the end of a hike description in the Hike Schedule in the following format (Map #19). This indicates that entry #19 in this table references a Google Map pointing to the meeting location, which in this example is Mounds State Park. Also, in the Address/Location column is given the lat/lon for that location. You can enter this directly into your GPS if you wish.
Map Link Name Address/Location Directions
14 Whole Foods at Clay Terrace, Carmel, Indiana 14598 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Carmel, IN (39.99977,-86.1313) Whole Foods is on the north end of Clay Terrace Blvd and faces 146th St. It can be reached from 146th St on the north or from US 31 on the south end of Clay Terrace Blvd.
15 Potters Bridge, Noblesville Potters Bridge Park, Noblesville, on Allisonville Rd., .6 mile north of 191st St. (40.072011,-86.000430) From Indianapolis travel north on SR 37 to 191st St. in Noblesville. Turn left (west) on 191st and travel to where 191st St. tees into 10th St. (Allisonville Rd). Turn right (north) on 10th St. and go .6 miles to Potters Bridge Park (on left).
16 Broad Ripple Carrolton parking lot 1/2 block south of intersection of Broad Ripple Ave. and Carrolton Ave., Indianapolis (39.869187,-86.145054) From the intersection of College Ave and Broad Ripple Ave go east on Broad Ripple one block to Carrollton Ave. Turn right on Carrollton Ave and go 1/2 block. The parking lot is on the right.
17 Eagle Creek Park Discovery Center 5901 Delong Road, Indianapolis, IN (39.859867,-86.298608) From the south entrance (Eagle Creek Parkway and 56th St., go to the second street on the left. Turn left and go to the first street on the left. Follow this to the Discovery Center. From the north: take 71st St. west into the park and follow Eagle Creek Parkway south.
18 Fort Harrison State Park Entrance at 59th St. and Post Road, Indianapolis (39.862523,-86.010474) From I-465 on the east side take 56th Street heading east. Turn left (north) on Post Road and turn left into Fort Harrison State Park. Get further instructions as to the exact meeting location in the park.
19 Mounds State Park In Anderson 2 miles east on SR 232 from intersection of Rt. 109 and 232 (40.09704,-85.61965) From Indianapolis take I-69 to exit 26 (Rt 109). Go north on Rt 109 2.7 miles to SR 232. Go east on 2 miles SR 232 to park entrance on left.
20 Gnaw Bone Camp Intersection of SR 135 and Shepherd Rd., Nashville, IN (39.159903,-86.180057) Via I-65: Take I-65 south from Indianapolis to exit 68 (Rt 46). Follow Rt 46 east 12.9 miles to SR 135. Take SR 135, Nashville, IN, follow SR 135 south 3.7 miles. The entrance to the camp is on the left (Shepherd Rd)
21 Oaklandon Veterans Memorial Park In Oaklandon, Lawrence Township, on south side of Pendleton Pike .2 mile east of Oaklandon Road (39.87136,-85.95305) From I-468 (Exit 46) take Pendleton Pike 5.2 miles to the Veterans Memorial Park entrance on the right. The entrance will be .2 miles past Oaklandon Rd. Turn into the park and meet at the parking lot.
23 White River SP Visitors Center 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN (39.765876,-86.170924) From Meridian St downtown head west on Washington St. Right after Washington hook south, the visitor center will be on your right across the street from Victory Field. There is a modest fee to park in the visitor lot.
24 McCormick's Creek SP, Canyon Inn Canyon Inn in McCormick's Creek SP near Spencer, IN (39.290147,-86.725286) From I-465 SW, take Kentucky Ave exit (SR 67) and go southwest on SR 67 to Spencer. In Spencer go left (east) on SR 46 about one mile to the park entrance on your left. Pay entrance fee and follow signs to the Canyon Inn.
25 Meals on Wheels Center (formerly the Senior Center) 708 E. Michigan St, Indianapolis, Indiana (39.774117,-86.144548) The Meals on Wheels Center is on E. Michigan St. on the east side of downtown Indianapolis. It is about three blocks west of I-65/I-70, between College Ave and Spring St on the north side of Michigan St. Park in the parking on the side of the Meals on Wheels Center.
26 Downtown and Old Northside 320 N. New Jersey St, Indianapolis, IN (39.772350,-86.150978) The Marsh supermarket is at the intersection of E. New York St and N. New Jersey St. Meet at the northeast corner of the Marsh parking lot
27 Brown Country State Park Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, Washington, IN (39.186697,-86.215978) From the southern side of Nashville, IN, take Rts 135/46 to the entrance of Brown Country State Park. You can also reach this point from I-65, exit 68 in Columbus, IN, and taking Rt 46 east to the park. From the park entrance follow the directions to the lodge.
28 Morgan-Monroe State Forest Intersection of Old State Rt 37 and Forest Rd near West Hacker Creek Rd. (39.326972, -86.472286) From Indianapolis take Rt. 37 south to Martinsville. On the the south side of Martinsville, Rt. 37 is intersected by Rt. 39. From that point travel south on Route 37 3.4 miles to where Old State Route 37 comes into Rt. 37 on the east. Turn left (east) onto Old SR 37. Follow Old SR 37 southeast for 3 miles to where it intersects Forest Road. The intersection forms a triangle of roads. This is the entrance to Morgan Monroe State Forest. Check the hike description for the actual parking loca
29 Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park Mitchell, Indiana (38.73520,-86.41427)
30 Farm Hike in Durbin Township 13610 E. 186th St, Noblesville (40.059187,-85.922641) From I-69 take SR 37 north to Noblesville. At the intersection of SR 37 and SR 32, turn right (east) on SR 32 and go 3.5 miles to Pennington Rd. Turn left onto Pennington Rd and travel a half mile to where it Ts into 186th St. Turn right on 186th and go .3 miles to the farm. Turn left into the driveway.
31 Clowes Hall at Butler University 4602 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis (39.83972,-86.16934) At the corner of 46th St and Sunset Ave on the Butler Campus.
32 Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University 49th St. and Boulevard Place (39.842803, -86.164525) Meet in the southeast corner of the fieldhouse parking log.
33 Eiteljorg Museum 500 West Washington St, Indianapolis, IN (39.76763, -86.16858) Pull into the underground parking garage and drive to the stair leading up to the museum. Your ticket will be validated at the museum desk.
34 Zionsville Town Hall 1100 West Oak St., Zionsville, IN (39.951555, -86.274914) Meet in parking lot in rear of the building
35 Franklin Trail 396 Branigin Blvd, Franklin, IN (39.476318, -86.048288) Follow US 31 south through Franklin, IN, past the intersection of SR 44 & 31. Go over Youngs Creek and turn left at the Indiana Masonic sign. Go 0.8 miles to the Beeson Recreation Ctr. (396 Branigin Blvd) on left. Park on the west side of the building.
38 Monon Shelter in Broad Ripple Intersection of 65th St. and Cornell Ave., Indianapolis, IN (39.873558, -86.142375)
39 Legacy Center 725 N Oriental Ave, Indianapolis, IN (39.77858, -86.13327) The Legacy Center is located at 725 N Oriental Avenue on the west side of the Tech High School campus. (This is several blocks east of I-65/I-70 and between East Michigan on the south and East Tenth Street on the north.) After entering, follow the curving road back to the centerís parking lot.
40 Eagle Creek Roads and Trails Near 56th St entrance to Eagle Creek Park (39.85573, -86.29307) Enter Eagle Creek Park at the 56th St entrance and go past the entrance to the first intersection that comes in from the right. The parking lot is at the northeast corner of that intersection.
41 Shapiros downtown 808 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN (39.75592, -86.159739) Meet in the parking lot next to the restaurant
42 Crown Hill Cemetery 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN (39.826255, -86.171912)
43 Lake Clearwater Super Wal-Mart parking lot near the Garden Center at the intersection of 74th St and Keystone Ave (39.88853, -86.12010)
44 Lions Club Park in Clermont 3201 Tansel Road, Indianapolis, IN (39.81124, -86.31986) Meet at Clermont Lionís Club Park. From I-465 W exit at 38th St and go west. At the end of 38th St the road turns south and becomes Dandy Trail. Stay on Dandy Trail until you reach 136 (Crawfordsville Rd). Turn right and go to the first stop light which is Tansel Rd. Turn left and go .3 mi to the park on your left.
45 Fall Creek Trail Walmart parking lot just east of the intersection of 56th St. and Emerson Way (39.8547794, -86.0851834) From the interstection of Binford Blvd. and 56th St., go east on 56th St. to Emerson Way. Go east through the intersection and look for a drive on the right that leads into the complex of Starbucks and Walmart. Park in the Walmart parking lot.
46 Turkey Run State Park Turkey Run Inn parking lot (39.88419, -87.20488) Take I-74 west to Exit 52. Go south through Jamestown and then follow SR 234 west and SR 47 southwest to the park (fee). Meet at the east end of the Turkey Run Inn parking lot.
47 Holliday Park 6340 Spring Mill Rd. (39.87195, -86.16242) Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Enter the park from 64th St. and Springl Mill Rd. You will come to a tee and go around to the left to the parking lot.
50 Plainfield Trails Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center parking lot at 651 Vestal Rd., Plainfield (39.709831, -86.412985) Meet at the north parking lot of the Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center at 651 Vestal Rd. From I-465 west take Washington St ( US 40) west 8.4 miles through Plainfield. Turn right at 1st stoplight west of town on Vestal Rd. Continue past the entrance to the center to the roundabout on Vestel Rd. Go a quarter way around the roundabout to Pike Ln. The north parking lot will be the first driveway on the left.
51 Monon Community Center West end of Central Park Drive East in Carmel (39.950323, -86.1363632) From intersection from 116th East and Westfield Drive/Rangeline Rd in Carmel go south to Central Park Drive (first intersection on right). Turn right (west) on Central Park Drive and go to the parking lot at the end.
52 Garfield Park 2345 Pagoda Dr Indianapolis, IN 46203 (39.7344955,-86.1495886) From Exit 109 on I-65, take Raymond St west to Pagoda Drive. Go south on Pagoda Drive to the swimming pool.