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Hike @ Fort Harrison

  • May 26, 2012 · 10:00 AM
  • Fort Harrison State Park - Indianapolis

Since it's going to be a scorcher this weekend, we're going to save the Shakamak trip for another time. But not to be outdone, we're going to do a local hike on Saturday morning. Please be prepared for any kind of weather and be sure to bring plenty to drink.

The entrance fee to the park is $5 per vehicle.

We'll be meeting in the parking lot just west of Delaware Lake. When you pass through the gatehouse, continue on the street and make the first right you come to. This will take you past a parking lot on your left and ahead will be the lake. The parking lot is to the left, and a building with rest rooms is in the center of the yard there. The Fall Creek Trail begins nearby and that's where we'll begin. The DNR page on Fort Harrison that provides a PDF of a map is located here .

Car Pool Info: At 9:30am our usual north-side car pool will be meeting along the west side of Broad Ripple High School (1115 Broad Ripple Avenue) in the free parking spots along Compton Street just south of Broad Ripple Avenue (this is not a parking lot--we park on the street and usually gather on the sidewalk under the tree near the cement bench). The best places to park are directly beside the high school between Broad Ripple Avenue and 62nd Street. These spots are free on Saturdays and are usually wide open when we meet for the car pool.

We'll plan on getting lunch at the nearby Panera on 56th Street for our after-hike grub.

Please note:

Car pool @ 9:30am

Hike @ 10am

Terrain: Easy and Moderate (4-5 miles)

Time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours

See you at the hike,


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  • Debbie J.

    Great hike :)

    May 26, 2012

  • Leanne

    Capella and I had a great time hiking with this group. Despite the heat warnings, we were able to stay cool in the shade and Capella loved swimming in the water!

    May 26, 2012

  • EvaMarie

    Glorious summer day for a walk & talk in the park with hiking buddies old & new.

    May 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a car, I bike to work. I could use a ride :(

    May 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey is anyone coming from Fishers or Castleton?

    May 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Michael for adjusting the schedule. Fort Ben should be fun this Saturday. I look forward to visiting Shakamak at a later date.

    May 23, 2012

  • Charlotte

    Whew!!! I'm going to try my best not to back out. Also an extra bottle of "frozen" water works well for the back of neck and forehead if you're a "wuss" like me.

    May 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like it going to be about 100 degrees Saturday make sure you bring plenty of water and dress appropriately.

    May 23, 2012

  • Charlotte

    I'd like to ride with someone if that's alright.

    May 16, 2012

  • Aaron B.

    I'll be in KY for that weekend riding my bike 2 different days for the Horsey Hundred.

    May 15, 2012

  • Ed

    If we're doing trail 1 we'll be there for that part.

    May 15, 2012

  • Sharon

    Heading to my mom's after that....

    May 15, 2012

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