Indianapolis: Fall Creek Loop

Take a bus to the start of this 6.2-mile stroll through Fort Harrison State Park's secluded woods and creek-split hills.

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Mapped by Swati Gunale

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.6



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From Ivy Tech bus stop J, head W on Rising Rd. and turn R onto Wheeler Rd.; @ 59th St., turn L downhill into wooded confines of Fort Ben


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Go R onto paved rd.; look for signs to Delaware Lake and Fall Creek Trail. Continue past playground/parking area on L. During WWII, this area housed German POWs


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Continue along paved road, passing the blues of Delaware Lake on R


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R @ T onto gravel tread of Fall Creek Trail


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Gravel path turns to packed dirt as it parallels bend in creek; bear NE


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L @ Y; trail spikes up and over bluff, briefly leaving the creek


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Back @ creekside, look for great blue herons near boardwalk. Go E across steep hillside. In .1 mi., keep straight @ 3-way along creek. Note: Sometimes muddy


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Straight @ 4-way; join Camp Creek Trail


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Straight @ 3-way past Duck Pond and cross wooden bridge ahead


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Turn R onto Camp Creek Trail for descent into dense woodlands


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Cross Camp Creek on bridge


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Turn R to close loop back @ Fall Creek Trail. Go to bus stop