Big Walnut

It took my a little while to get to this entry, but at the end of January, we visited Big Walnut nature preserve in Putnam Country Indiana. Big Walnut is co-managed by the Nature Conservancy and the Indiana DNR.

The conservancy protects 2600 acres and was designated as a national natural landmark in 1985.

We hiked the Tall Timbers Trail and made our way down into the bowl and to the Big Walnut creek. The hike was moderate with some steep inclines. We had great weather for January.

View of the creek

100 year old graffiti. No idea if they are talking about the Lost Generation

View looking out from the bowl

And we saw this guy having lunch on the drive home!

We will definitely have to make a return trip in a few weeks since there are supposed to be a lot of wild flowers during the spring.

  • Parking: Small lot at trail head
  • Trail: Moderate, runs along steep cliffs, use caution when ascending and descending
  • Solitude rating: High

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