McVey Memorial Forest

Farmland, IN
Length: 4.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 2    Average: 4.5/5]

McVey Memorial Forest is a 249 acre forest located in Randolph County. Edna McVey established this nature park in her will so that generations to come would enjoy it. McVey Memorial Forest is a wonderful example of upland forest, river bottom, prairie, and wetlands, as well as a 30 year restoration project. Bush Creek meanders through the woods to the Mississinewa River. The property’s trails traverse the hardwood forest over bridges and varied terrain. The McVey Memorial Forest is also adjacent to hundreds of acres of DNR forest; making this area one of the largest wildlife corridors in East Central Indiana.  Total trail length is 4 miles.  (Information from Red-tail Land Conservancy)

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, Shelter, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Parking lot right off the main road at the trailhead

Trail Contributor

[Total: 2    Average: 4.5/5]

I have been a Branch Ambassador for HiB Muncie since it started in April 2016 and became a National Volunteer within the Calendar Team in November 2018.  My hiking buddies are my two children and my husband joins as often as he can on the weekends.  Outside of HiB, I am a preschool teacher and a homeschooling mom.  I enjoy reading, hand lettering, games, and of course, the outdoors.


Trail Map

Getting There

From Muncie: Take N. Broadway Ave. to 67 N.  After 7.5 miles, keep right and continue on 28 E.  After 5.4 miles, turn right onto 1 S.  Go 1.8 miles and the trailhead will be on your left.  (If using Maps, once you’re on 1 S, it may tell you to turn onto W 750 N at the 1.5 mile mark.  Ignore that and keep going a bit further to the trailhead located directly off 1 S!)