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Hike @ Southwestway Park

This weekend we'll be doing a Saturday morning hike at this local spot on the south side. The terrain here is mainly moderate with a couple of steep inclines and we'll plan on doing about 90 minutes of hiking and covering around 4.5 miles.

Admission to the park is free and we'll meet at the parking lot east of Mann Road where the trail head begins.

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 and we'll be meeting on the sidewalk in front of the school along Crittenden and leave at 9:45am. Please be on time! 

Please note:

Car pool leaving @ 9:45am

Hike @ 10:30am

Terrain: Moderate

Distance: 4.5 miles


See you at the hike,

Michael


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  • Jean M.

    Excellent hike! Great group of people and great trail.

    August 2, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    Great hike today! Thanks for being so welcoming everyone. Doc and I had a ball.

    1 · August 2, 2014

  • Barbara B

    It is raining here & looking at the radar, I think I'm going to opt out. Sounds like a nice park to hike to hope to do it at a later date.

    August 2, 2014

  • Will

    Michael, Hopefully this one won't get rained out! You missed a wet hike @ Shades! :)

    August 1, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    I would think so Laura. I haven't hike here but it looks easy enough. I'm breaking in my new boots so I hope it is not to rugged. I did some of Eagle Creek yesterday and lots of people were in sneakers.

    1 · July 28, 2014

    • Laura

      Ok. Then I'll sign up and give it a try!

      July 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It really isn't so rugged that it would demand special footwear. As nearly every trail is designed for mountain bike use and/or horses, it's pretty accommodating. I know of one steeper uphill with some tricky roots but walking it would be much easier than biking. Just be cautious and take your time. The rest of the main trails are pretty smooth and flowing- watch for small roots and nubs that will catch your toes. The north trail has a few logs to step over and some "armored" (flat paver stones) sections. A couple of connecting trails have larger stone gravel, I'd actually put those as more risky because loose rocks slipping under your feet can catch you off guard. Another couple of uphill connectors that go east-to-west will be steeper and aren't packed down yet. The really loose one coming from the levee forces me to walk my bike for the last rooty section. I'll ride down it, not sure I'll ever see anyone ride up it completely.

      July 28, 2014

  • Betty L.

    Something's come up and I can't go. Enjoy and I hope to walk with you all soon.

    July 28, 2014

  • Laura

    Brand new here, today is my first full day in Indy -- my hiking boots are still packed in a box somewhere between here and Colorado.
    Would this hike be moderate enough to do in sneakers? (I did put my hiking poles in the car for the drive, but somehow managed to box my boots and my camelbak!)

    July 27, 2014

  • Sharyn

    Is hike still on?

    July 26, 2014

    • Jackie B.

      It got moved to next weekend

      July 26, 2014

  • John M.

    Hike still cancelled?

    July 26, 2014

  • Peru

    I can't go on the hike next weekend due to other plans.

    July 25, 2014

  • Naomi

    I changed my mind because of the weather prediction. :-/ Hope there is another one soon.

    July 25, 2014

  • karan

    I'm a maybe. If it's not to long for me.

    1 · July 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's not a big park like Shades or Turkey Run- you can easily time or choose a distance you're comfortable with and turn around and go back. Just remember the river's always on the east side, unless they moved it again. ;)

      July 22, 2014

    • karan

      I'm going to a hike with a group close to home at this time, so I will meet you all next time. Have fun

      July 25, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    Looking forward to the hike. Bringing my hiking partner Doc Holiday.

    July 25, 2014

  • Mary G.

    I will be there... This is my first time hiking with you guys... Looking forward to it.

    July 22, 2014

    • Brian

      Worth repeating!

      July 22, 2014

    • Mary G.

      Lol was by accident :/

      July 22, 2014

  • Mary G.

    I will be there... This is my first time hiking with you guys... Looking forward to it.

    July 22, 2014

  • Jaime T.

    I'm doing the Eagle Creek hike this weekend, but I'll check back for others. I'm excited!

    July 21, 2014

  • Terry

    As long as the weather holds and no rain, I am a definite.

    July 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long is this hike?

    July 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's up to Michael, but there's at least a dozen total miles of trail, all of which is currently hiker permissible. The trails east of the levee are restricted from bikes but may have horse riders. It's more open but more flat. I'd advise against walking up the new MTB downhill flow trails
      (Big Fire North/South) that lead up to Mann hill, but the newest one off the south end of the park isn't officially open and leads to a more secluded section of the park and a pond. The north trail (Lenape) is tighter with less visibility around corners so use caution there. A new information kiosk is being built but I'm not sure if it will be completed by next weekend. Michael will have to clarify what his intentions are for length of the hike but plenty to explore. I'll be biking elsewhere this day or I'd consider joining, if only to see the trails from a non-biking perspective.

      July 18, 2014

  • Jackie B.

    I'm a maybe. I'll do a trial hike this weekend to see if my newly healed ACL is up to snuff...

    1 · July 14, 2014

  • Brian

    What happen to Shades??

    July 14, 2014

  • Peru

    More of a 'Maybe' :)

    July 13, 2014

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