Fall Creek Trail

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#1 of 3 trails in Fort Harrison State Park
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Fall Creek Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Indianapolis, IN that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

2.5 miles 111 feet Loop
hiking trail running lake river views
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Casey Smith
6 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

I like hiking at Ft. Ben because it has paved and unpaved trails- which means you can go for a walk in pretty much any weather. The hills are fairly moderate- not too crazy but steep enough to keep things interesting. Good for biking, hiking, fishing, and picnicking!

Sid D
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Easy walk close to the city

Marabeth Williams
1 month ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

Our favorite place this year. Hike with dash.

Marabeth Williams
2 months ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

First family hike AWESOME, a little muddy, wear your boots. Great day.

Andre Lee
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Took my first hike in years this past weekend. We chose this trail because it's close to home. Great atmosphere! Nice clear paths. I took time to climb a few of the steep hills along the way. Trail is also parallel to the water. Great views. We went early morning so not much traffic on the trails. Can't wait to go again

Eric Lewis
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

why is there a picture of the wood banked turn from Town Run Trail Park in here??

Chris Keys
10 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Had a blast on National run day.

Tony S.
11 months ago

We hiked the Fall Creek Trail past Duke pond and back on Camp Creek Trail. There was a moderate crowd, and a sunny day. The trail is well marked and can support a moderate level of traffic. Nice views of fall creek from some wooden observation platforms. This is a good hiking trail and better for hiking than the Lawrence Creek trail. I think it is the best hiking trail in Fort Harrison State Park.

Alex C.
11 months ago

Alex C.
11 months ago

Very trail

Alex C.
11 months ago

Great

Alex C.
11 months ago

Kelley Heiland
1 year ago

22 Completed16 Reviews

Nice Park for a short Hike or Bike Ride , best to pair up with Town Run.

Shawn M
1 year ago

39 Completed21 Reviews

Great trail along the creek with a nice observation platform along the way. It's pretty muddy out right now and this one hooks up to Harrison Trace if you want to switch to a paved path.

Luis Andrade
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great place to picnic and walk the dog

Kristin Charpentier
2 years ago

19 Completed10 Reviews

Nice trail in the fall with easy to moderate elevation and terrain gains. Beware after heavy rains because the mud on the trails gets very slick with not enough stability to hike up safely. Wide variety of walkers and dog walkers on this trail. No bikers which is a change from the other trails in the park

Vonnell Benes Herold
3 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I hiked through Ft. Harrison where there were no trails when I was a kid so hiking on this trail was a treat. I agree it is a good trail for a novice hiker but the scenary, the friendly people you pass and the opportunities to stop and relax or have a small picnic is enjoyable for everyone. The terrain throughout the whole hike changes which makes the trail interesting. There are a lot of people with dogs but 99% of them follow the leash law so there is no issue sharing the trail.

Ash Barker
3 years ago

27 Completed14 Reviews

I tracked 4.5 miles (7k) in about an hour and a half on these two interconnected trails, which are really one loop trail that is bisected by a multi-use paved path. Even at 8am, they were fairly busy.

All in all the trails combine for about a 4k hike. I looped back and did the Falls Creek trail again, coming back along the multi-use path as I just hadn't stretched my legs enough at 4k.

Trail condition was fair, not good as the trails had grown over a bit and were not well maintained. More attention is being paid to the multi-use trails and local picnic shelters that this park is clearly designed for.

The trail itself was a rolling easy walk. The only interesting bits of elevation gain had actually be totally covered by a wooden boardwalk and stairs, which I was a bit bummed by.

So I had to pay for an only middling hike. I feel a bit bad for hikers in the city as the terrain was interesting but has been totally supplanted by a more multi-use park for dog-walkers, strollers, bikes and roller blades. A shame really, as some of the spur trails that ran paralel to the river were actually quite fun to ramble up.

Overall, if you've got the time to get outside the city a bit and find a better state park, then I would do so. This park is likely a great place for a picnic or to take the kids for a bike ride, but any technical hikers or trail runners will be really disappointed, especially for a pay park.

Gail A.
3 years ago

Being the type of person that hates going on a trail, then turning around and going back, I found that you can turn it into a loop with only a short amount of paved walking. When you get to the group of wooden steps along the river, veer to the right after the first set of steps. A trail takes you up to a paved portion of another trail where you go left, then take the first left back into the woods. You are now back on FC Trail going the opposite direction, and you still get the great views of the river.

Desma Leinart
3 years ago

10 Completed8 Reviews

Hiked 6/6/12; the weather was great not too warm or cool. Scenary is beautiful, lots to look at and take pictures of. The history of the trail is interesting too. Some areas of the trail are off limits for repairs, which are looking good, growing nicely. Not too busy for a Wednesday early evening. The trail is easy to walk on and navigate. There are areas with picnic tables right off the trail for a snack break if needed. It took appromixately an hour and ten minutes to hike with a small Shih-Tzu.