10 Best Hiking Trails In Indiana

Updated on: February 2023

Best Hiking Trails In Indiana in 2023


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Rail-Trails Mid-Atlantic: The definitive guide to multiuse trails in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

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Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio: The definitive guide to the region's top multiuse trails

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Hiking Indiana (State Hiking Guides Series)

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5 Arizona Fall Hikes

A quick road trip is all that is necessary for some of the best hiking in the world. Arizona offers something for hikers of all types.

Red Rock State Park

Some of the busiest trails in the state are found just north of Sedona. Don't let that scare you away. Every avid hiker should enjoy the red rocks of Sedona at least once. Red Rock State Park is a good initiation to Sedona hiking. As an added bonus Oak Creek runs through the park and is a great place to watch the fall foliage colors change. Red Rock State Park is a family friendly hiking destination with many opportunities for wildlife viewing.

White Tank Regional Park

This park is practically in my backyard. You can't talk desert mountain hikes without mentioning the White Tank mountains. I often recommend the White Tank Mountains because it has a variety of trail lengths and challenges. For example the park offers the wheel chair friendly and paved Waterfall trail. I personally love the Goat Camp Trail because it is a bit more rigorous. You'll find scattered petrogyphs, views of the University of Phoenix stadium and the valley skyline.

Picacho Peak

This is the location of Arizona's only civil war battle, and it is translates humorously to Peak Peak, but Picacho Peak is more than history and a funny name. The award winning Hunter Trail is a nice start for intermediate hikers. Nearby campgrounds beacon you to turn your trip into a full on vacation especially in late October early November when the weather is nicest. Picacho's desert vistas and Saguaro lined trails are what Arizona hiking is all about.

Chiricahua Mountains

Located in southeastern Arizona and known as the wonderland of rocks is Chiricahua National Monument. It is geologically one of a kind. In a state as huge and wondrous as Arizona, it is sometimes forgotten because it is out of the way and isolated from major airports. Its worth the trip. there are 17 miles of hiking trails to await anyone who is willing to make the drive. The trails are laid out on a volcanic range, with green tinged precariously balanced rock, cacti, pine forest, and over 300 bird species.

Horton Creek Trail

East of Payson hikers can find a 4-mile hike to a year round spring. Following this old wagon road along the creek lined with cottonwood, box elder, and Arizona sycamore is delightful to those seeking fall colors. As a bonus the trail can be followed beyond the spring all the way up to the impressive Mogollon Rim.

Plan Wisely

The above five spots traverse this great state and offer a variety of climates, obstacles, and rewards. Much like the Boy Scouts always come prepared. Check the local weather, and click the links I provided. In other words do your research before you hit the road. As always, happy hiking.

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