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Hike @ McCormick's Creek

We’re getting closer to spring and although the snow may not be totally finished with us, it’s still great a great time to get out for a hike. For this event, we’ll be headed southwest of Indy to McCormick’s Creek State Park and plan on hiking along the creek itself as well as checking out a few other trails within the park.

We’ll plan on doing between 5 and 5.5 miles for this hike and the terrain will range between moderate and rugged areas, with a few hills providing some great views and one massive staircase. Be sure to come prepared to deal with whatever weather we may be experiencing that day. 

It’s $5 per vehicle to enter the park.

We'll be meeting within the park at the Hill Crest Shelter. The parking spots along the street are usually where we park, since they're close to the restrooms across the street. A map of McCormick's Creek is located here at the Department of Natural Resources website. Scroll down on the page to the "Maps" section.

Car Pool Info: Our car pool will be meeting 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 on Saturdays. We'll meet on the sidewalk at the school entrance front near the corner and leave at 10am. Please be on time.

Please note:

Car pool @ 10am

Hike @ 12pm

Terrain: Rugged to moderate

Length: 5 to 5.5 miles


See you on Saturday,

Michael

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  • Becky S.

    Had an amazing hike, hello to all who where there I hope Ted's tailbone is ok today. See ya all at next hike.

    March 17, 2014

    • Ted S.

      I am fine Becky, lol. Thanks for your concern. one small bruise on my hand.

      March 17, 2014

    • Ted S.

      I am fine Becky, lol. Thanks for your concern. one small bruise on my hand.

      March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful park and great people!

    March 17, 2014

  • Barry A.

    Fantastic! Beautiful weather, beautiful park!

    March 16, 2014

  • Bruce

    Great group of people. Great weather and scenery.

    March 15, 2014

  • Vicki A.

    Great weather, good company and a beautiful park. No complaints.

    March 15, 2014

  • Kristen

    Thank you for a great hike Michael!!! It was great to get back on the trails!

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Found it. Follow signs to swimming pool then you will see a sign for hillcrest on the right.

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im having trouble finding yhe shelter too.

    March 15, 2014

  • Barry

    Hillcrest shelter. Follow park around around and should see sign.

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am in the park, where are we meeting?

    March 15, 2014

  • Pete

    For those wanting to get lunch before the hike, there looks to be a Subway in downtown Spencer on E. Morgan St. Instead of turning left (toward the park) on Morgan/46, turn right and it's about 5 blocks away.

    March 15, 2014

  • Pete

    Weather forecast for Spencer this afternoon: sunny with temps in the mid-50s. GREAT hiking weather!

    March 15, 2014

  • Vicki A.

    Pete if u don't confirm by 9:00 a.m. tomorrow I will hit i-70 out of greenfield. Hope to hear from you one way nor another.

    March 14, 2014

    • Pete

      Just sent message.

      March 14, 2014

    • Vicki A.

      See u there.

      March 15, 2014

  • Lisa

    it's been a couple of years since i've hiked w/ the group, but i hope to be able to join you! tomorrow sounds like fun...glad spring is near! i'll try to be there and meet you at chatard. if not...i'll try for the next excursion.

    March 14, 2014

  • Vicki A.

    Hey Pete - I have not received your phone number. Let's just plan to leave the parking lot at Kohls (96th and I-69) at 9:45 a.m. tomorrow. I will be parked out near the Steak and Shake in a Pontiac Vibe. Please confirm and/or let me know if your plans change and you won't be there.

    March 14, 2014

  • Susanna K.

    Enjoy! I am not able to attend due to another meeting that time.

    March 14, 2014

  • Vicki A.

    Is anyone interested in carpooling from the Kohls at 96th and I-69? I can drive but, since I commute an hour each way to work, I prefer to ride and contribute cash for gasoline. I was thinking we would need to leave the Northeast side around 9:30 a.m. Let me know if you are interested.

    March 12, 2014

    • Pete

      Vicki--I'm interested. I'll EM my phone no.

      March 13, 2014

  • Kellie S. L.

    Greetings, I won't be able to attend. Hope everyone has a great time and the weather is nice.

    March 13, 2014

  • Will

    I love this park! The first state park in Indiana. :). Unfortunately, this is the same day as the Shamrock Run, so looks like I won't be able to attend. Next time friends. :)

    March 13, 2014

  • Gloria J. D.

    Anyone interested in carpooling from the Martinsville area?

    March 12, 2014

  • Katherine "Pippi" E

    I Will be able to come after all. Look forward to meeting you all.

    March 12, 2014

  • Todd R.

    I won't be available this Saturday; however, I hope everyone has a great hike and I look forward to the next hike.

    March 11, 2014

  • Sharon

    I have a meeting at work so I am not able to attend. :(. Luv this place! Have fun and I'll hopefully see you on the next hike!

    March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We would like to attend. Is there a way to confirm the car pool? We would be arriving by Indygo bus to Bishop Chatard. Thanks.

    March 9, 2014

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