Fall Creek Woods

The loop trail at Fall Creek Woods winds through Smith-Crisler state dedicated nature preserve. It features massive trees, steep bluffs, and a wandering creek. Visitors can experience many stages of growth of an Indiana forest, from young trees to towering ancients. The diverse landscape provides a more challenging hike. Enjoy the view from a bench overlooking a glacially-carved bluff and soak in the beauty of the woods. A large stand of maple trees makes this a dazzling autumn destination. In the summer, a colorful prairie next to the parking lot attracts birds and butterflies. 

History of the Smith-Crisler Nature Preserve

In 2009, Red-tail Land Conservancy acquired the 40-acre Smith-Crisler State Dedicated Nature Preserve in Henry County, Indiana to preserve and protect it forever. 

The history of Smith-Crisler State Dedicated Nature Preserve and surrounding land spans nearly 140 years with generations of families calling the land home.


Acres: 143

Accessibility: Open to the Public

Features: Parking lot, hiking trail (.75 miles), scenic overlook

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