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Shades State Park Backpack Trail

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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Point to Point

773' 235 m

High

671' 204 m

Low

144' 44 m

Up

242' 74 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly A short and easy trail. There’s a privy, water, and wood provided at the backpacker’s campground.

Description

The trail to the backpacker's campground wanders through the woods and across multiple creeks for several miles before depositing you near the river at the campground. The end of the trail has nice sites, water, a privy, and firewood ($5 honor system). It’s hardly ever full even on busy weekends, and the raccoons aren’t nearly as active as they are at the main campground.

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Andy Beecham

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#101

in Indiana

#9,862

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May 1, 2021
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