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Scout Ridge Nature Preserve Guided Hike, Monroe County
Start Date: 5/16/2018Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 5/16/2018End Time: 7:30 PM
Event Description:
The Division of Nature Preserves is teaming up with some of our partner organizations and land trusts to hold a series of  hikes on nature preserves.  The partner for this hike is INPAWS - Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society.

This is an evening hike starting at 5:30 PM

A trail runs through this 15 acre nature preserve located in Morgan-Monroe State Forest. The site is a mix of Beech-Maple and Oak-Hickory forest that extend over a rugged hillside. Although small in acreage, this impressive woodland is host to a rich and colorful assemblage of spring wildflowers and ferns.

This preserve is located south of Martinsville in Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Park at the camping picnic shelter at Scout Ridge Youth Campground. 

Driving Directions
On SR 37, about 5 miles south of Martinsville, there is an entrance to Morgan-Monroe State Forest (and Scout Ridge NP) via Chambers Pike. 

-From Chambers Pike and Crossover Rd, go east on East Chambers Pike.  Follow East Chambers Pike for about 2 miles to its junction with N Old SR 37.

-Turn left onto N Old SR 37.  N Old SR 37 becomes Forest Rd. 

-Continue on Forest Rd/Old 37 for about 1.5 miles to the Main Entrance to Morgan-Monroe SF.

-Turn right into the Main Entrance and continue on Forest Rd for about 5 miles to Fire Headquarters/State Forest Office.

-Continue past or north of Fire Headquarters/State Forest Office to the first road that goes right (Scout Ridge Rd).

-Right on Scout Ridge Road a short distance to Picnic Shelter where the trail for Scout Ridge Nature Preserve begins.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear

Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray

Bring binoculars and hand lens if you have them

Restroom facility available

Register with the red icon at top right.
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Contact Information:
Name: Roger Hedge
Email: rhedge@dnr.IN.gov
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