Trail

Blue Trail at Eagle Creek Park

Indianapolis, IN
Length: 3.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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The Blue Trail at Eagle Creek Park starts at the 71st Street parking lot.  The trail, located at the upper part of the park, takes you through the woods, around the Bird Sanctuary, and along the reservoir.

The trail offers lots of fun opportunities for kids to explore. There’s a hollow tree on the right side of the trail before crossing Eagle Creek Parkway to continue the trail to the Bird Sanctuary. The path on the Blue Trail is clearly delineated and packed dirt. There are some sections with roots and some small hills. Once at the reservoir, make sure to leave a few minutes to skip some rocks on the water. And, keep an eye out to see how many different birds you can spot!

The trail is accessible year round but do keep in mind that during the winter months, the temps feel even colder on the section of trail running along the reservoir.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Carrier needed Yes
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Lake, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

The daily fee for the park is $5 for residents and $7 for out-of-county residents. An annual pass can be purchased for $50-60.

The park has several parking lots. For the Blue Trail park in the lots just inside the 71st street entrance.

Trail Contributor

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Bailey Ludlam is Hike it Baby’s Membership Manager and one of the Branch Ambassadors for Hike it Baby Indianapolis. Powered by lots of coffee and a constant need to explore, she is always looking for new adventures, both on and off the trail. And, with two little boys in tow the adventures are endless!

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.