Hike @ Eagle Creek

Believe it or not, this will be our first trip to Eagle Creek this year, so we'll end our neglect of this local spot and pay it an overdue visit. We'll plan on doing between 2 and 2.5 hours on the trails here. The terrain is mainly moderate, but please be sure to bring plenty to drink to keep yourself hydrated, especially if we run into some muggy weather.

It's a $5 admission to the park and we'll be meeting at the parking lot for the Peace Learning Center. A map of Eagle Creek is located here.

The hike itself will consist of two different routes through the park, one covering the northern part of Eagle Creek, and the second will route through the southern half. We'll begin from the parking lot of the Peace Learning Center and follow the trail up to the Ornithology Center, then hike part of the fitness trail, and cut across the middle of the park to return to where we started at the Peace Learning Center. (If anyone needs to take off at this point, they can.) We'll then hike the southern part and loop back to return to the Learning Center.

If you enter from the 56th Street entrance, once you pass through the gate house, you'll continue on the street you're on (Eagle Creek Parkway) and eventually pass a parking lot on your right. You'll stay on Eagle Creek Parkway for quite a while until you reach Walnut Point Road. Take a left there. Walnut Point also leads to the marina. After getting on Walnut Point, the first intersection you come to will have a ranger station on the right, but here you will make a left and then a quick right into the Learning Center parking lot.

If you enter from the 71st Street entrance, once you pass through the gate house, you'll wind your way through the park, staying on the same road (Eagle Creek Parkway), until you reach Walnut Point Road. Take a right at Walnut Point, which also leads to the marina, and continue down the street to the first intersection. A ranger station will be on the right. Take a left there and then a quick right into the parking lot.

Car Pool Info: NEW LOCATION! To avoid the Farmer's Market crowd, our car pool will be meeting a new location for this hike, so please be aware that we will not be meeting alongside Broad Ripple High School. Instead, we'll meet along the west side of Bishop Chatard High School, which is on the corner of Kessler Boulevard and Crittenden Avenue, at 5885 Crittenden Avenue. The parking along the street is free and we'll meet on the sidewalk in front of the school at 9:30am.

Please Note:

Car pool @ 9:30am

Hike @ 10am

Terrain: Moderate

Time: 2 to 2.5 hours

See you at the hike,

Michael

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  • Billy

    That was fun! And the opportunity to extend the event to include more hiking was nice too!

    July 1, 2013

  • Charlotte

    A really nice, comfortable hike. I was able to talk with a variety of other hikers and actually, the rain was quite refreshing (because it didn't down pour). Hoping to make Turkey Run!

    July 1, 2013

  • Debbie Jean

    I enjoyed the hike even with the rain, it was refreshing & think my friend enjoyed it too, it was her 1st group hike. If anyone was able to get any good pics, maybe of the deer or anything else, I hope you will upload & share here.

    June 30, 2013

  • Madison

    I'm new to the group. Does RSVP closed mean that it's full and no one else can attend?

    June 27, 2013

    • Mark

      Of course you should be on time, but this way the organizer can make sure everyone who is coming is there, so they don't start an event and leave people behind that are still looking for a parking place or something like that...

      June 30, 2013

    • Pat Smith

      Rsvp closed means you're out of luck. But check back because sometimes people drop out of meet ups.

      June 30, 2013

  • Mark

    I had a great time, sort of lost the main group after a while, but I found some others to hike with. Can't wait to try it again!

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a nice time today! Looking forward for the next hiking...

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Pat Smith

    I loved the hike.Cant wait for next one.

    June 29, 2013

  • Vicky

    A great hike, with nice people & perfect weather!

    June 29, 2013

  • Mark

    Mark [masked]

    June 29, 2013

  • Mark

    I am running a little late and would like to meet up with the group bit there is no number to call ?

    June 29, 2013

  • Wendy

    Sorry last minute thing happen we cannot make it

    June 29, 2013

  • Autumn

    Sorry overslept...maybe another time....

    June 29, 2013

  • kok hwang chow

    hai
    is anyone live near to IUPUI?? i need a ride

    June 28, 2013

  • Teresa Hultz

    :( be doing another event that day.

    June 28, 2013

  • Eileen Murtagh

    Looking forward to it.

    June 28, 2013

  • Tushar

    Deadline @office ... cant join this time .. have a good hike !!

    June 28, 2013

  • Lisa D

    Unfortunately I have a funeral to attend. I hate to miss this. Have a great hike.

    June 27, 2013

  • Kris Stengele

    I'll be waiting at the carpool area for whoever might want a ride! I am able to fit four people in my car. Can't wait to meet everyone!

    June 26, 2013

  • Paula

    I just had a coworker pass away. I will need to attend the funeral, therefore, I must cancel my RSVP for Saturday. This would have been my first hike with this group. I look forward to hiking with you in the near future. Have a great hike!

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing one guest

    June 26, 2013

  • Charlotte

    Matt & Anita, I totally like your determination (o:

    June 26, 2013

  • Tatya Dotson

    I'm sorry I can't make it. Packing is not nearly done to be out in time. I was really looking forward to this one as it's the first place I hiked with the group. Have fun!

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to carpool.

    June 25, 2013

  • Matt Zelenak

    Is this completely shut down? I'd love to get out and go for a hike with a bunch of people, but I didn't see this until today ( Mon 24th ).

    June 24, 2013

    • Anita

      Matt, I saw this too just now. Let's just go anyway, if we can't walk with the group it will be you and me =o)

      June 24, 2013

  • Kris Stengele

    I have a car if people need a ride...

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Caroline

    Please include me.

    June 16, 2013

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