Trail

Cool Creek Park Trail

Carmel, IN
Length: 1.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Cool Creek Park has a great trail that starts close to the nature center and takes you along the creek, through woody areas, branches off to a nature play area and back to the nature center.

Technically there are two trails – Tulip (1.5 miles) and Beech Trail (1 mile) – but they intertwine frequently throughout the park. More often than not, you’ll hike both during a visit.

This park is great for bird watching. The nature center offers some fun activities for kids, guided walks and more.

This is a great place to visit year round and watch the seasons change. The park is open from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted.

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The trailhead is located right off the parking lot, a large area that services both the trail and nature center. The trailhead is located to the right of the parking with the nature center on the opposite side.

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.