Leonard Springs Nature Park


Leonard Springs Nature Park packs a lot into its one mile loop trail; you’ll pass caves, springs, waterfalls, wetlands, and forest.


Waterfalls


Trails


Cave Entrance

Begin at the gate that blocks vehicular access to the gravel road at one end of the parking area. When the trail forks near a cave entrance, turn right and descend a set of metal stairs past the springs and another cave entrance.


Reservoir

Keep going; you’ll cross a stream through nice woods before emerging next to an impoundment, where a small wooden platform affords views of the wetland. You’ll skirt the wetland before ascending through a pinery, then connect with the gravel road you started on for the return leg.


Trout Lily


Directions

Monroe County. From the intersection of IN 37 and IN 45, go west 0.6 miles on IN 45 to Curry Pike/Leonard Springs Road, then left 2.5 miles to South Leonard Springs Road, then left 0.2 miles to the entrance on the left.

North 39 07.159 West 86 35.502
DeLorme 50:C2


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Facilities

None.


Nearby Natural Areas

Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve
Cedar Bluffs Nature Preserve


References

Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 106
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 264