John M. Craddock Wetland Nature Preserve

Muncie, IN
Length: 0.50 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The John M. Craddock Wetland Nature Preserve is apart of the Red-Tail Land Conservancy. It’s a gravel trail located near the White River. This out and back trail is short and quick but can be made longer by crossing the street and connecting with the White River Greenway (paved).

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

This a great spot for a child led hike. It’s compacted gravel so any stroller type will work on this trail. It’s ADA accessible and features an Osprey nest tower, and a covered pavilion with a green roof which is a great stopping point for snacks or observing nature.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

There is a small gravel parking lot located near the trailhead and along the White River there are a few marked spaces as well.

Trail Contributor

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My name is Paige and my hiking partner is my 3 year old son. I am originally from Wisconsin but move to Indiana for my husbands job. We joined Hike it Baby when my son was about 4 months old and shortly after became a branch ambassador.  I am also the team captain for the Calendar team.

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.