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Hike at Eagle Creek Beach

Indianapolis, Indiana

4.4/5
based on 5 reviews

Details

Distance

6 miles

Elevation Gain

200 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Zackary Mason

Eagle Creek Beach has everything to suit anyone's adventure needs. They have beaches, lakes, outlooks over the lakes, wildlife, forests, windy roads covered with pine trees, and much more. If you are located in the Indianapolis area and are looking for a fun place to go then Eagle Creek is your answer!

As you pass through the entrance of Eagle Creek, you will drive through windy roads surrounded in pine trees. There are signs telling you where everything is located. There are lots of different places to park depending on what you wanna do.

If you like hiking, take a trip to Eagle Creek. They have a great variety of trails. Some between 1-2 miles, and other up to 6 miles. As seen in the picture above, you can hike a trail the goes right in between two large lakes! Kayaking at Eagle Creek is a great experience. Being out on the kayak allows you to see amazing views of the lake and the large forests themselves. If you are a photographer, try it out! Eagle Creek is known for Red-Tail Hawks, and Bald Eagles. The picture above is a Red-Tail Hawk. Eagle Creek is for all age groups. It's a great place to take family, and friends. Once you go once, you will wanna go again!

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole
ADA Accessible

Reviews

I went here right after Thanksgiving last year and loved it! Very expansive park with a huge lake to hike around! A fantastic place for bird watching, and the nature center was really nice and educational - there were even baby ducks there the day we went! Awesome Family-Friendly park

Very unique and peaceful hiking area. The trails we chose were not difficult at all, and we especially enjoyed walking down on the trail that splits the lake. Didn't see any eagles that day but we still enjoyed our time.

A gorgeous place to hike! I go here all of the time. Smaller simple trails for beginners and longer tough ones for people who like a challenge, they all connect so you can keep going as long as you’d like. It’s very big for a park by a city! Very shady, beautiful forest and beach trail. You can see the animals up close and even go fishing in specific places.

Many different trails and difficulties. I just let my legs decided which way to go 😊 but I have certain physical limitations so I can't do really rugged trails and I had no problems with the intermediate trails here.

My experience at Eagle Creek Beach was awesome. There was so much to see, and so many picture opportunities. I'll definitely be going back soon!

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