Jimmy Nash Trail

The Jimmy Nash Trail offers a surprisingly rugged and wooded experience for being so conveniently located within the city limits of Martinsville, Indiana.  The HHC worked with local residents to build this 2-mile loop trail in 2010 within the 90-acre Jimmy Nash City Park.  The trail meanders within the mature forest and steep ravines which wrap around the

The start of the Jimmy Nash Trail at the park's pond is well-marked

The start of the Jimmy Nash Trail at the park’s pond is well-marked

playgrounds and picnic areas dotted throughout the high hills for which this park is known.  With the first winter snow, this park quickly becomes the most popular place in town, having one of the best sledding hills around.  Local residents also blaze a challenging loop for cross-country skiing.  If you are in the area, this park is worth a visit!

The terrain at Jimmy Nash Park is rugged enough to need steps and bridges

The terrain at Jimmy Nash Park is rugged enough to need steps and bridges

To locate the start of the trail, look for the lake.  When you enter Jimmy Nash City Park in their main parking lot, the swimming pool will be on your left, and the lake will be ahead and to your right.  As you walk up to the lake, the trail head is on the right, which is the south side of the lake.

Here is a map showing the park and Jimmy Nash Trail.

Here also are the GPS coordinates of the Jimmy Nash Trail, in standard gpx format:  Right-click here  and select “Save As”.

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Directions

Take Hwy. 37  to Martinsville.  At the stoplight just north of the city, at Highway 252, turn north onto Hospital Drive.  Go ¼ mile north to the stoplight.  Turn left onto Morgan Street.   At the first stop light, turn right onto Home Avenue.  Go 3 blocks to Jimmy Nash City Park.

 


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