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Each entry in this table references the meeting location of a frequently scheduled hike. In the bimonthly hike schedule some of the hike descriptions will have a notation like "(Map #19)". In the online calendar function on this website, the Map reference will include a link to a a Google map that shows the exact location where hikers will meet to sign in for the hike. The following is a list of all the hikes that currently have location descriptions. The last column in the table is the latitude/longitude of the meeting place. You can copy the latitude/longitude and paste it as a search term in the Google Maps app on your phone or tablet.

The Indianapolis Hiking Club

Hike IDHike NameLocationDirectionsLatLon
14 Whole Foods at Clay Terrace, Carmel 14598 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Carmel, IN 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. 39.999663,-86.131311
16 Broad Ripple Carrolton parking lot 1/2 block south of intersection of Broad Ripple Ave. and Carrolton Ave., Indianapolis 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. In 2022 this lot became a pay lot. This we rarely use it any more, except to park on the streets. 39.869067,-86.144992
17 Eagle Creek Park Earth Discovery Center 5901 Delong Road, Indianapolis, IN The main south entrance to Eagle Creek Park is off of 56th St, just west of the Colts facility. From the entrance follow signs to the Earth Discovery Center which is off the second street on the left. Turn left and go to the first street on the left. Follow this to the Earth Discovery Center. The north enterance to Eagle Creek park is off of 71st St. Follow Eagle Creek Parkway south until you see signs for the Earth Discovery Ctr. This is the meeting location for the popular Thursday hike. 39.859867,-86.298608
18 Fort Harrison State Park Entrance at 59th St. and Post Road, Indianapolis From I-465 on the east side take 56th St heading east. Turn left (north) on Post Rd and turn left into Fort Harrison State Park (fee). Hikes usually meet at either the Delaware Lake or Cherry Tree parking areas. See hike description for the exact meeting location and follow signs inside the park. 39.862523,-86.010474
19 Mounds State Park In Anderson 2 miles east on SR 232 from intersection of Rt. 109 and 232 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. Most hikes meet at the Nature Center parking lot which is straight in from the entrance. 40.096795,-85.619666
20 Gnaw Bone Camp Camp is in Brown County, entrance is off of SR 135 3.7 miles south of SR 46. From I-465 S take I-65 south to Columbus exit 68 (SR 46). Take SR 46 west 12.9 miles to SR 135 and turn left and go 3.7 miles. The entrance to the camp is on the left. Turn left on unnamed dirt road when you see Gnaw Bone Camp sign. 39.168338,-86.181849
21 Shakamak State Park Jasonville, IN From I-465 W, take I-70 west to SR 59. Go south on SR 59 to SR 48, turn right (west) and take SR 48 through the town of Jasonville to park entrance which will be on your left a little west of Jasonville. We park at several locations in the park, so after you go through the entrance follow the directions in the hike description to the exact parking location 39.176437,-87.234262
23 White River SP Visitors Center 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 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. Because this is now a fee lot, we rarely use this parking lot any longer, instead we often park at the IN St museum or Eytljorg museum. 39.765876,-86.170924
24 McCormick's Creek SP, Canyon Inn Canyon Inn in McCormick's Creek SP near Spencer, IN 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. Note,a few hikes meet at a different location in the park, such as the Nature Center. Read the hike description carefully and follow signs in the park to the correct parking location. 39.290147,-86.725286
25 Geist Coffee, Fishers Northwest corner of Fall Creek Rd and Brooks School Rd in Fishers 39.934838,-85.948415
26 Downtown and Old Northside Hikes 320 N. New Jersey St, Indianapolis, IN Meet in the parking lot on the southwest corner of Vermont St and New Jersey St. This is the parking lot behind Needler's Fresh Market (formerly Marsh). 39.772353,-86.1511078
27 Brown Country State Park Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, Washington, IN From I-465 S take I-65 south to Columbus exit #68. Take SR 46 west toward Nashville about 15 miles to SP entrance fee). From the park entrance follow the directions to the lodge. Note, this same map reference may be used for other meeting locations in Brown County SP, such as the camp ground, Nature Center or Ogle Lake, so read the hike description carefully and once in the park follow signs to the correct parking location. 39.186697,-86.215978
28 Morgan-Monroe State Forest Entrance to Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Check hike description for precise meeting location. From Indy take SR 37 south to Martinsville. On the the south side of Martinsville, SR 37 becomes I-69 (still under construction). On the southside of Martinville turn left on Liberty Church Rd (Exit 134) and follow signs for Morgan Monroe SF. Take Forest Rd into Morgan Monroe State Forest. We use several parking locations in the state forest, so check the hike description for the precise location. 39.326972, -86.472286
29 Spring Mill State Park, Spring Mill Inn Mitchell, Indiana Designated parking location is at the Spring Mill Inn parking lot, which is where most but not all hikes start from. Read the hike description to determine the exact parking location. 38.73520,-86.41427
30 West Side of Eagle Creek Park West side of Indianapolis, just off of 56th St on west side of Eagle Creek Lake Follow 56th St west past the entrance to Eagle Creek Park and over the causeway. The entrance to the west side of the park is just past the end of the causeway on the right side. You will need an Eagle Creek park pass to enter the lot or pay with a cc. Park by the large iron statue of a bear. 39.852451,-86.311295
31 Clowes Hall at Butler University 4602 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis At the corner of 46th St and Sunset Ave on the Butler Campus. 39.83972,-86.16934
32 Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot at corner of 49th St and Boulevard Place Meet near door #1 to Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot. 39.843145, -86.166778
33 Eiteljorg and IN State Museum 500 West Washington St, Indianapolis, IN In downtown Indy take W Washington St west. Just past the Eiteljorg Museum on your right, pull into the underground parking garage and drive to the stair leading up to the Eiteljorg museum. Note this is the same lot used for the IN State Museum. Most hikes meet at the main entrance to the Eiteljorg. Your parking is free if you have lunch in the Eiteljorg Cafe or buy a ticket to the museum. Have your ticket validated at the museum desk. 39.768199, -86.167784
34 Zionsville Town Hall 1100 West Oak St., Zionsville, IN From I-465 N take Michigan Rd north to 116th St. Turn left and drive to downtown Zionsville. Take 1st west to Oak St and turn north on Oak and go about one mile to the town hall, which is across the street from the McDonalds. Meet in parking lot in front of the new town hall building 39.950535, -86.275032
35 Franklin Trail 396 Branigin Blvd, Franklin, IN 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. 39.476318, -86.048288
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 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. 39.77858, -86.13327
40 Eagle Creek Park 56th St Parking Area Near 56th St entrance to Eagle Creek Park 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. This is the meeting location for several weekly hikes. 39.855625,-86.293038
41 Shapiros downtown Indy 808 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN Meet in the parking lot next to the restaurant. Park in the south east corner of the lot away from the restaurant entrance. 39.75592, -86.159739
42 Crown Hill Cemetery 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN Crown Hill has requested that we do not park in the main parking lot which is reserved for funerals. Instead enter the cemetery proper and take the first right and drive around the large sand colored mouselum, past the pet cemetery and park on the road on both sides of the street. 39.828420, -86.173081
43 Super Walmart, 74 St and Keystone Ave Super Walmart at 74th St and Keystone Ave. Park to the left of the garden center. From Keystone Ave turn east at Ruth Rd and go to the Super Wal-Mart parking lot. Park to the left of the garden center. We meet at this location for several hikes including Lake Clearwater and Royal Pines. 39.88884, -86.119510
44 Lions Club Park in Clermont 3201 Tansel Road, Indianapolis, IN 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. 39.81124, -86.31986
45 Fall Creek Trail Walmart parking lot just east of the intersection of 56th St. and Emerson Way From the intersection of Binford Blvd and 56th St, go east on 56th St to Emerson Way. Go east through the intersection and take the first right into the Walmart lot. Park in the rear of the Walmart lot behind the Starbucks. 39.854318, -86.085237
46 Turkey Run State Park Turkey Run Inn parking lot 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 in the middle of the Turkey Run Inn parking lot. 39.884336, -87.203826
47 Holliday Park 6340 Spring Mill Rd. Enter the park off of Spring Mill Rd just south of 64th St. Turn left to the Nature Center parking lot. Meet in the parking Lot. 39.87195, -86.16242
50 Plainfield Trails Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center parking lot at 651 Vestal Rd., Plainfield 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. 39.707992, -86.412899
51 Monon Community Center, Monon Trail West end of Central Park Drive East in Carmel 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 drive to the parking lot at the end. Park in the back of the parking lot by the entrance to the Monon Trail. 39.951339, -86.1365426
52 Garfield Park 2345 Pagoda Dr Indianapolis, IN 46203 From Exit 109 on I-65, take Raymond St west to Pagoda Drive. Go south on Pagoda Drive and park in the swimming pool parking lot. 39.7344955,-86.1495886
53 Eagle Crest on West Side of Eagle Creek Park Eagle Crest 7201 Fishback Rd From I-465 W, exit at 71st and head west to Lafayette Rd. Alternatively, if coming from I-65, exit at 71st St and go east to Lafayette Rd. Go north on Lafayette Rd 1 mile to Traders Lane. Turn left and go 0.3 miles to Wilson Rd. Turn right on Wilson and go 0.7 miles to Fishback Rd. Turn left on Fishback Rd and go 0.2 miles. Turn left into Eagle Crest area (7201 Fishback Rd) 39.882190,-86.315998
54 Castleton Mall Food Court Food court entrance to Castleton Square Mall is located by Dick's Sporting Goods in the rear of mall Meet at food court near Dick's Sporting Goods on the north side of Castleton Square Mall in Castleton. 39.910096,-86.063430
55 Friendship Gardens - Plainfield S Center St, Plainfield IN 46168 In Plainfield, take S Center St south from Main St (SR40) a little less than 1/2 mile. Entrance to the park is on the west side of S Center St at Stafford Road. 39.696474, -86.400457
56 Newfields (Museum of Art) 100 Acre Woods From Michigan Rd and 38th St, drive west on 38th St past the entrance to Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art). Take the first right. There is a large sign that reads White River Parkway and a small sign that reads 100 Acres. Take the circle around into the parking lot. 39.825698,-86.188781
57 Broad Ripple Park 1550 Broad Ripple Ave Meet in front of the entrance to the dog park in the main parking lot in Broad Ripple Park, 1550 Broad Ripple Ave. Rest rooms are available in the Community Center. 39.869610,-86.132240
58 Meadowlark Park, Carmel Carmel, IN From US 31 in Carmel go east on W Main St past Guilford Rd to Meadow Lane. Turn left and go north to the park located at 450 Meadow Lane. We meet in the parking lot just in front of the bathrooms. 39.982282,-86.134111
59 Pendelton, IN North on I-69 about 18 miles to Pendelton From I-465 N, go north on I-69 about 18 miles to the Pendleton exit. Turn right after leaving I-69 and travel through Pendleton (road becomes State St) to just past the 2nd stoplight. Turn right and park behind First Merchants Bank building on the corner of E. State Street and in the main part of town. 40.002229,-85.745255
60 Southeastway Park 5624 S Carroll Rd, New Palestine, IN From I-465 SE take I-74 south to Acton Rd exit. Turn left under I-74 and then right on Southeastern Ave which turns into Indian Creek Rd S. Take until you reach Carroll Rd and then turn north until you get to the park entrance. 39.688084,-85.957804
61 Southwestway Park Southwest corner of Indianapolis From I-465 S coming west, take Mann Rd exit (there is no Mann Rd exit traveling east). Turn south on Mann Rd and go 2.7 miles to the park. From I-465 W, exit onto SR 67 (Kentucky Ave) heading southwest toward Mooresville and go just over a half mile. Turn left on High School Rd. In another .2 miles turn left onto W. Thompson Rd and go about 2.3 miles to Mann Rd. Turn right onto Mann Rd. and go 2.5 miles to the park. Turn left into the park. 39.656144,-86.242275
62 Mc Cloud Nature Park, Hendrick's County 8518 Hughes Rd, North Salem, IN 46165 From I-465 W merge onto I-74 at Exit 16B. Travel about 21 miles to SR 75, Exit 52. Turn left onto SR 75 and travel about 6.5 miles through North Salem. Turn right when SR 75 crosses W CR 500 N. You are now on Hughes Rd. Continue 1.5 m. to the park. An alternate route would be from I-465 W, taking US 36 (Rockville Rd) about 21 miles to SR 75. Turn right and travel about 6 miles to Hughes Rd. Turn left onto Hughes Rd traveling 1.5 miles to the park. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot. 39.827481,-86.682322
63 Pate Hollow, Paynetown SRA 4850 South SR 446, Bloomington, IN Allow 1 1/2 hours from I-465 S. Take SR 37/ I-69 south to Bloomington. Take Exit 120, go east on SR 46 to SR 446. Turn right (south) on SR 446 and go for about 6 miles. Look for the Paynetown SRA entrance to your right. Meet in the parking lot behind the park activity building located at 4850 South SR446, Bloomington. 39.092598, -86.423757
64 Prather Park (formally River Road Park) in Carmel River Road, Carmel, IN 46033 From I-465 N take Keystone Ave north to 116th St and turn east, go 2.4 miles to River Rd. Turn north onto River Rd and go 1.2 miles to Prather Park. Note you will pass River Heritage Park. In 2023 the park was renamed to Prather Park from River Road Park. Meet in the north lot by the restrooms. 39.970486, -86.049944
65 Broad Ripple Methodist Church Broad Ripple Methodist Church at 6185 Guilford Ave New parking location (which is free, for all days but Sunday morning) for many hikes starting from Broad Ripple, since the free parking lot on Carrollton is no longer free. 39.867872, -86.143053
66 Eagle Creek Park, Beach Parking Lot Drive into Eagle Creek Park at the 56th St entrance and go past the parking lot and take the first left towards the beach. The parking lot is half way down the hill on your right. This is the meeting location for the Friday, TGIF hike. 39.855151,-86.297930