2020 Hike #46 on October 8th at McCormick’s Creek State Park in Spencer Indiana (Trail 7)

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General Info

McCormick's Creek State Park is an Indiana State Park. It is located at 250 McCormick's Creek Park Road in Spencer Indiana.

Explore the spectacular limestone canyon, flowing creek, and scenic waterfalls that highlight Indiana’s first state park. Hike trails featuring diverse forest trees, spicebush, and native wildflowers, including a trail through Wolf Cave Nature Preserve and an accessible trail at the recently renovated nature center. Experience history as you climb the fire tower, use shelter houses or cross the stone arch bridge created by the Civilian Conservation Corps, or examine the historic Statehouse Quarry near White River, which furnished limestone used for the Indianapolis Statehouse. Relax in the lobby of Canyon Inn, open to all park visitors, or watch birds from the dining room porch. Catch cultural events such as concerts in the park amphitheater or attend the several special events hosted annually at the park. McCormick’s Creek State Park offers active enjoyment through all seasons of the year. Click here for a map of the park.

My visit

Tracy and Sadie accompanied me for Hike #46 of 2020. We went back to McCormick's Creek State Park to hike trail #7. This is our first time on this trail. Our hike was 3.9 miles, but Tracy and I hike part of trail #4 also (to get to the Firetower).

Trail 7 will take you to the White River. There is a boardwalk along the way. We also left trail 7 and crossed the creek in order to see the Old Quarry. The creek is so low right now that we were able to cross it without getting our feet wet. The fall foliage is still patchy, but there were areas along the trail where the trees were very vibrant. Scroll down to see my pics from this hike!!


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2020 Hike #46 Photo Slideshow (Set to "Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews)

View of the White River

View of McCormick’s Creek

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