Third Saturday Work Day October 21st

This month the Hoosier Hikers Council will begin work on a new trail at the Bluffs of Beaver Bend Nature Preserve near the town of Shoals in Martin County. This DNR nature preserve is another example of the surprising landscapes tucked away throughout Indiana. As its name implies, Bluffs of Beaver Bend is notable for the towering stone bluffs that overlook a horseshoe bend in the east fork of the White River. Our new trail will be about two and a half miles long, and it will highlight views from the bluffs as well as a mature woodland with large trees and interesting rock formations.

Please RSVP to to let us know that you’re coming so we can plan enough lunch for all the workers. Please be aware that we unfortunately don’t have the resources to accommodate special dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

The preserve is located just south of Shoals, which is about 30 miles southwest of Bedford on US 50. From Shoals, go south at the flashing yellow light at the intersection of US 50 and Main Street. Follow this road through town to the T at Water Street/Spout Springs Road. Turn left on Spout Springs Road and continue for about a mile to an unmarked road on the right just after crossing a bridge. There’s a parking area about 500 feet down the road. Here’s a link to a Google map showing the preserve:,-86.8028744,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x886c2973c1adf1e5:0x5e1feebce1a2adde!8m2!3d38.6581296!4d-86.8058873?hl=en

We’ll meet at 9:00 am at the preserve parking area, and we’ll work until 3:00 pm with a break for lunch. Please bring water and work gloves, the HHC will provide tools, lunch and training.

Bluffs at Beaver Bend Nature Preserve

Bluffs at Beaver Bend Nature Preserve