What is Indian Creek Trail?
Indian Creek Trail, Inc. is dedicated to the development and care of Indian Creek Trail for the use and enjoyment of residents and visitors.
Indian Creek Trail, Inc. is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We work closely with Harrison County Parks, which manages the trail. The Harrison County Community Foundation has provided critical leadership and funding for the trail.
When is the trail open?
The Indian Creek Trail is open all hours and all year, with natural beauty during every season. Note that the trail is not lighted at night.
Are the trails accessible?
The main Hayswood Section meets ADA design guidelines, while the connected loop is surfaced with gravel and exceeds 5% slope in areas. The Doolittle Section is concrete, but has a few areas of steep slope. Occasionally, the creek floods the trail and leaves debris on the path.
May I bring my dog?
Sure! Dogs are welcome on the trails, but out of respect for other trail users, we ask that you keep dogs leashed even if they are well behaved. Please come prepared to pick up any deposits.
What about safety?
We know of no uncommon dangers along the trail. If you’re not looking for solitude, you may want to bring a companion with you. The trail is not lighted at night, but there is cell phone service along each of the trail sections. Certain hazards like ice, mud, and floodwaters may exist seasonally.
Are there restrooms?
There are no restrooms along the trails. Hayswood Nature Preserve has public restrooms located above the trailhead area, and the restrooms at the YMCA trailhead are open during some seasons.
Are there benches?
There are a few benches and large stones at which you can stop and rest along the Hayswood and Doolittle sections.
How can I get involved?
First, get out and enjoy the experience and tell others about the trail. Second, join the many trail users who help keep the trail clear of natural debris and litter as they travel the trail. Third, share your pictures and comments on our Facebook page. And finally, become a member to support the trail’s future and get involved with our efforts.