This detailed guide showcases the 100 best day hikes throughout the state of Indiana. In one handy volume, you will find all the information you need to enjoy self-guided tours of the most scenic hiking paths and trails. Hiking Indiana includes a trail-finder grid so you can choose the hike that has all the features you want. Each trail is marked on an easy-to-read map, and each trail description includes the trail distance, approximate hiking time, difficulty rating, and points of interest along the way. The trails range the full spectrum of difficulty-from short, leisurely strolls to long, rugged hikes-no matter where you want to go:
- From the lake shore in the northwest, through the canyons of the west-central area and the hills of the south, to the river valleys in the far southwest;
- From hikes through the urban areas of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, and historic Vincennes to the expansive wilderness of Hoosier National Forest;
- From the dunes, ponds, and marshes of Indiana Dunes State Park along Lake Michigan to the Wyandotte Cave State Recreation Area by the banks of the Ohio River.
Hiking Illinois makes it easy to enjoy self-guided tours of trails in scenic areas in the north, central, and south sections of the state. You’ll discover beautiful trails in 59 featured spots, including Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area, Moraine Hills State Park, Beall Woods, and Mississippi Palisades State Park.