2020 52 Hike Challenge ~ Hike #4 Blog on March 1

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. View a map of the area by clicking here.

My visit

Parking for the Elliot Woods Nature Preserve is within Prairie Creek Park. Elliott Woods is located across French Drive on the northeast side of the park. The trail has several elevation changes. This makes for a good workout! The trail has gravel which definitely helps during rainy times. We only came across two other people during this visit. If you’re looking for a quiet hike, this is it! Scroll down to see the pics from this hike. Click here to see the Prairie Creek Park photo gallery (which contains photos from previous visits to the park.)