Indianapolis: Sycamore Loop

This 6.1-mile loop wanders into Indiana's only wilderness area, Charles C. Deam Wilderness, along an exceptional ridgeline to the sometimes-dry Sycamore Branch Creek
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This 6.1-mile loop wanders into Indiana's only wilderness area, Charles C. Deam Wilderness, along an exceptional ridgeline to the sometimes-dry Sycamore Branch Creek

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.5

Waypoints

SYC001

Location: 39.0347709655762, -86.3212203979492

Head N past metal gate on Terril Ridge Trail

SYC003

Location: 39.0411186218262, -86.3209838867188

Stay on main trail, bearing NE between hills

SYC004

Location: 39.0502281188965, -86.3139495849609

Turn R onto Sycamore Trail

SYC005

Location: 39.0533790588379, -86.3043365478516

Pass Wildlife Pond Campsite

SYC006

Location: 39.0425491333008, -86.2959671020508

Enter white pine forest; view to L of Browning Mtn.

SYC007

Location: 39.0404815673828, -86.2910842895508

Primitive campsites scattered along Sycamore Branch Creek

SYC009

Location: 39.0391426086426, -86.3017807006836

More campsites; streamlet enters on R

SYC002

Location: 39.038215637207, -86.3210525512695

Go straight @ Sycamore Trail (no.216)

SYC008

Location: 39.0387687683106, -86.2989349365234

Stream crossing, first of many if stream is flowing

SYC010

Location: 39.0386657714844, -86.3152694702148

Switchback to higher elevation

SYC011

Location: 39.038215637207, -86.3210525512695

Turn L onto Terril Ridge Trail; head S .2 mile to parking area