2020 52 Hike Challenge ~ Hike #20 Blog on May 16

Elliott Woods Nature Preserve within Prairie Creek Park in Vigo County Indiana

General Info

Elliott Woods, the north addition to Prairie Creek Park, is located at 3230 W. French Drive in Prairie Creek Indiana.

Its canopy of trees has all but eliminated under-story making visibility good for woodland recreational activities. At least 26 species of trees, eleven varieties of flowers, and nine species of wildlife have been counted. A nature trail, approximately 1.9 miles long, transverses these woods as they are a natural nature study area. Click here to view a map of the area.

My visit

This is my second visit to the Elliott Woods Nature Preserve this year. Tracy and Dexter accompanied me on this hike. We took a "Selfie at the Sign", but it was horrible and didn't get posted! 

The wildflowers were gorgeous this visit! The woods was very colorful. I have visited the preserve many times, but this is by far the prettiest. If you have some free time, I would recommend hiking this trail soon before the flowers start to fade. The trail is gravel, and there were only a couple of places that were muddy. 

I took a ton of pictures and tried to capture the wildflowers. My pictures don't do the preserve justice, though. Scroll down to see my pics from this hike. If you're interested in seeing all of my Elliott Woods and Prairie Creek Park pics, click here.