Holliday Park Trail

Indianapolis, IN
Length: 1.50 mi.
Type: Point-to-point

About This Trail

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Holliday Park is an amazingly diverse park only 6 miles north of downtown Indianapolis and easily accessible from surrounding suburbs. The park has 3.5 miles of great trails that intersect each other, a playground with equipment for toddlers and older children, a nature center with regular workshops and kid-friendly center, plus a splash pad/water fountain area that is active in the summer months.

The trails are not locally addressed by definitive names, although a general map may be picked up at the nature center. You can jump on and off trails at various points allowing for shorter or longer distances. HiB Indianapolis has taken several routes, all of which are kid-friendly and dirt-packed and clearly outlined. Some trails feature rock stairs. The branch generally completes a 1.5 mile point-to-point hike starting at the nature center and ending at the playground.

The park is most well known for it’s “ruins,” which are located in the center of the park and feature the splash pad/water fountain. The Ruins are a long-standing symbol of the park. The three large statues on top were originally part of a New York skyscraper built in 1898.

This is an overall great place to spend a whole day. Hike it Baby Indianapolis loves to visit throughout the year to hike the trails, play on the playground, creek stomp (depending on river flow), and splash in the fountain.

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, and Visitor Center

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

There are two main parking lots at Holliday Park. You can park at either one. You can access trails behind the playground located just off the parking lot to the south OR access trails directly behind the nature center on the north side. The trails connect.

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!


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Getting There

The park is located off of Springmill Road. Only 6 miles north of downtown Indianapolis.