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DePauw Nature Park Trail Lengths

Trail Lengths

Connector Trail:  1.1 miles
The Connector Trail starts at DePauw's athletic fields and goes to the entrance of the Nature Park at West Walnut St.

Creekside Trail:  1.7 miles
The Creekside Trail runs along Big Walnut Creek.  There are lots of spring wildflowers in bloom along this trail from mid-April to mid-May.

Prindle Trail:  1.7 miles
Prindle Trail P1, is 1.3 miles long and goes from DePauw's main campus to the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics. Prindle Trail P2, is 0.4 miles long and goes from the Welcome Center in the Nature Park to the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.

Quarry Trail:  1.2 miles
The Quarry Trail goes along the south side of the quarry pond and through the quarry bottom.

Rail Trail:  1.0 mile
The Rail Trail follows the old railroad line that was used to transport aggregate from the quarry. 

Rim Trail: 1.9 miles
The Rim Trail goes along the entire rim of the quarry, offering spectacular views of the quarry.  Stay clear of the rim’s edge because the rocks near the edge are unstable.

Woodland Trails:  1.6 miles
The Woodland Trails are steep and rugged.  Most of the forest in these areas is growing on deposits left over from the quarry operation. Bicycles are not permitted on these trails.

Woodland Trail, W1: 0.4 miles
Woodland Trail, W2, W3: 0.5 miles
Woodland Trails, W4, W5, W6: 0.7 miles

Total:  10.1 miles