Trails in Indiana

Versailles Park Trails

County: 
Ripley
City: 
Versailles

Descriptions: 
 
 
Take a drive through the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Indiana with Versailles State Park, Indiana’s second-largest state park, as your destination. This area has deep history rooted in both the Civil War and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Versailles State Park dedicated a CCC commemorative statue in 2010. Numerous fossils tell the story of an ancient sea that covered the region. During the Civil War, Morgan’s Raiders made their way through the area that is now the park. The town of Versailles was briefly under Confederate control.

 

 DESCRIPTION OF HIKING TRAILS:

TRAIL 1. MODERATE (2.25 miles)—Circles upland woods and ravines along the eastern bluff of Laughery Valley, featuring oak, hickory, maple, beech, tulip poplar, black walnut and other native trees. Look for limestone sinkholes along the way. Trail can be accessed from below, from the Old Fire Tower Road or near Oak Grove picnic area. Parents, please watch children at road crossings.

TRAIL 2. MODERATE (2.75 miles)—Makes a figure 8 along the hill of the southern edge of Fallen Timber Creek/ravine. The trail rounds Campground A to near the CCC-constructed Oak Grove shelter, where Trail 1 can be picked up. Encircling Campground A, access can be made near Oak Grove picnic area, behind Trailside shelter, from several points in the campground, and from Fallen Timber bridge at the lake.

TRAIL 3. EASY (1.5 miles)—Begins north of Fallen Timber bridge and goes east along Fallen Timber Creek. Crosses the creek three times before joining Trail 2. Numerous invertebrates inhabit the creek bottom.

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS.

 

 

VERSAILLES PARK TRAILS MAP download

 

 

INFO
Type of Trail: 
Park
Surface: 
Natural