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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
165.00 ft (50.29 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
3.40 mi (5.47 km)
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The Schoen Creek Trail at Fort Harrison State Park offers a fun variety of scenery, including dense woods, open grasslands, and soggy wetlands. Wildflowers and cattails abound in the springtime, as do deer and raccoon. Numerous wooden bridges cross various smalls streams as the trail rolls into small ravines. The remains of the old Fort Harrison are also along the trail: large crumbling concrete structures and footings of buildings that existed when Fort Harrison was actively used as an army base.

Park at the Millennium Grove Picnic Area near Camp Glen and the equine section of the park. There are no bathrooms or potable water at the parking area, but both are available just up the road within the state park. This multi-use trail is also used by mountain bikers, and although the bicycles should yield to hikers, it is best to allow the cyclists room to pass. While you can hike the loop in either direction, hike in the clockwise direction; cyclists ride in the opposite direction and are more easily visible.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Historical site. Variety. Bridges.

Cons

Dries slowly after rain.

Trailhead Elevation

831.00 ft (253.29 m)

Highest point

839.00 ft (255.73 m)

Address

N Post Rd
5401
Indianapolis, IN 46216
United States

Features

Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Near lake or river
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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