Autumn may be our favorite time of year, here in Southern Indiana. Walking among the falling leaves as they float from the crisp cool air to the ground is just so refreshing. It reminds us to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. Colorful fall foliage paints our rolling hills for miles and miles. Today we are sharing some of the best fall hiking spots in Southern Indiana where you can truly admire the fall season. Check out our best fall hiking spots list below:
Not only does Spring Mill State Park in Lawrence County boast beautiful fall foliage during the fall season, you can also discover tons of natural limestone located all throughout the park. There are various hiking trails to be explored as well as caves and an industrial pioneer village.
The Hoosier National Forest may just be one of the most beautiful places to admire fall colors. The forest in Perry County spans over 60,000 acres and includes lakes, sandy beaches, hiking, biking, camping, and more.
The O’Bannon Woods State Park borders the Ohio River in one of the southern-most parts of Indiana. The rolling hills are extremely beautiful here and the scenic views will not disappoint. There are approximately 26,000 acres to both hike and fish inside the Corydon and Harrison County park.
Harmonie State Park is located on the banks of the Wabash in Posey County. The scenic views of fall foliage alongside the river are a treasured sight to see. The park is a trail lover’s paradise and can be used for walking, biking, hiking, and more!
Located in Orange County, the Pioneer Mother’s Forest is one of the more unique hiking spots in Indiana because it is one of the last old-growth forests of its size in the state. These 88-acres of forest offer ample space for hiking. Fall time is one of the best times to visit the Pioneer Mother’s Forest because the fall colors are simply gorgeous.
This scenic 2,026-acre park was established in 1932 as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks. Located in Spencer County, the historic Lincoln State Park is the perfect place for fall hiking and admiring fall beauty in Indiana.
Last but surely not least we recommend hiking in the fall at Charlestown State Park. Located in Clark and Floyd Counties, this state park offers hiking trails that range from easy to challenging. Overlooking the Ohio River, the fall scenery at this park is a must-see.
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