Current Project

Green’s Bluff

The Hoosier Hikers Council is rerouting the trail to the bluffs at The Nature Conservancy’s Green’s Bluff Nature Preserve in Owen County. We’re building new trail and covering existing trails that are steep and unsustainable.  We are currently working on the reroutes every Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm and on the third Saturday of each month from 9 am to 3 pm.

If you plan to attend a work day, please download and complete this TNC annual Field Volunteer Agreement and return it to Jesse Moore (jesse_moore@tnc.org) or bring it to the work day. This form needs to be submitted only once a year.

Click on the maps and photos below to see larger versions.

Progress Map

We’ll update the map below to show our progress. As we complete new trail and cover up old trail, the green and red trail sections will be replaced by blue. Check back each month for updates!

Green's Bluff Trail progress as of 6/30/2021

Green’s Bluff Trail progress as of 6/30/2021

Photos

Bluff Wall

Bluff Wall at Green’s Bluff

 

Ferns at Green's Bluff

Ferns in the bluff overlooking Raccoon Creek.

 

Mountain Spleenwort at Green's Bluff

Mountain Spleenwort

 

Raccoon Creek Reflection

Raccoon Creek at Green’s Bluff

Blackburnian warbler

Blackburnian Warbler at Green’s Bluff

Directions to Green’s Bluff

Green’s Bluff is located in Owen County, south of McCormick’s Creek State Park. From the north, take SR 46 to SR 43 and go south about 5 miles to Sherfield Road (once you pass a farm named Sugar Hill, look for Sherfield Road on your right). From Bloomington, take SR 48 (West 3rd Street) to SR 43 and go north about 6 miles to Sherfield Road (once you pass the Church of the Firstborn and go up a hill, look for Sherfield Road at the top of the hill on your left). Go west on Sherfield Road to the T at CR 75 E/Heddings Road. Turn left and keep bearing left to Heddings Cemetery. The parking area is at the far end of the cemetery.

Here’s a Google map showing the location of the property: