Tangeman Woods Trail

Located between Gnaw Bone and Columbus, just north of SR 46, Tangeman Woods is a small but scenic property owned by the Sycamore Land Trust. The original trail there was built by the Bartholomew County Soil and Water District as an outdoor lab nature trail.

Original Outdoor Lab Sign at Tangeman Woods

Original Outdoor Lab Sign at Tangeman Woods

Fall Leaf Colors at Tangeman Woods

Fall Leaf Colors at Tangeman Woods

HHC expanded and rerouted the trail in 2020 and 2021. Though the trail is just over a mile in length, it features large, hardwood trees and several bridges that cross small streams. The terrain includes some steep ravines, but HHC’s reroutes have removed treacherous¬†approaches to the bridges to make the trail an easy to moderate hike. Since it’s located less than a mile from SLT’s Touch the Earth Natural Area, you could easily hike both areas in an afternoon!

Tangeman Woods Bridge Approach

Tangeman Woods Bridge Approach

To get to Tangeman Woods, go north from SR 46 on Country Club Road and take the first left at W Old Nashville Road. For the time being, parking is available at the Harrison Township Fire Department about 200 yards west of Country Club Road. Park away from the fire department garage so you don’t block their access. Sycamore Land Trust is in the process of installing a new parking area near the Recycling Center farther west on W Old Nashville Road. Here’s a link to a map of the trail: Tangeman Woods Map.

Here’s a Google map showing the location of the Harrison County Fire Department: