Shades State Park

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Shades State Park is a peaceful park composed of beautiful sandstone cliffs and numerous ravines. The Pine Hills Nature Preserve is also located on the property and is open for long hikes through the diverse scenery. Camping during the warm seasons is permitted at the nearby Turkey Run State Park. The park's amenities include picnic shelters, hiking trails, fishing areas and camp sites.

The hiking trails at Shades State Park vary in level of difficulty. There are 11 popular trails on the property that make up approx. 10 miles when added together.
Trail length: 10 miles
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  • Posted by TrailAPI on January 5, 2013


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    Reviewed by Tagnrocky on July 29, 2014

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    Shades has some of the best hiking in Indiana. Many of the trails are rated rugged (by Midwest standards - no mountains here) and you will hike through streambeds at the bottom of ravines in many spots. Lots of natural beauty including waterfalls, sandstone cliffs along Sugar Creek & stone formations. Be sure to check out the Devils Backbone on trail 10 in the Pine Hills Nature preserve.
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