Current Project

Nubbin Ridge Trail at the Bluffs of Beaver Bend Nature Preserve

The Hoosier Hikers Council began construction on the Nubbin Ridge Trail in October of 2017. When completed, the two and half mile trail will highlight stunning sandstone cliffs, distant views of the town of Shoals and the White River, and a mature woodland with large trees. Nubbin Ridge runs north and south on the east side of the Bluffs of Beaver Bend Nature Preserve, and it forms the backbone of the trail. The preserve is owned and managed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Nature Preserves, and we have been working closely with Tom Swinford, assistant director of the Division of Nature Preserves, and Ryan Keller, Southwest Regional Ecologist, to design the trail.

 

Here’s a map of the planned and completed sections of the trail. Click on the map for a larger view, and check back for updates!

BBBNP_Progress_Map

 

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

 

Click on the photos below for larger views.

Sandstone bluffs at Bluffs of Beaver Bend

Sandstone bluffs at Bluffs of Beaver Bend

Looking into the valley below Nubbin Ridge

Looking into the valley below Nubbin Ridge

 

View of White River from Nubbin Ridge

View of White River from Nubbin Ridge

Frozen waterfall at Bluffs of Beaver Bend

Frozen waterfall at Bluffs of Beaver Bend