Teeple Glade Nature Preserve
Teeple Glade Nature Preserve is one of a complex of protected glades in Harrison County. Glades typically occur on steep south or west facing slopes with thin, rocky soil. The resulting heat, dry conditions, and propensity to fire severely challenge trees and tend to favor a mix of species adapted to prairie-like conditions.
The first part of your walk will be along an old road, but after topping a small hill, you’ll turn right and descend. The trail works its way around the base or lower limits of the glade, so that most of the glade will be to your left, up slope.
Scattered oaks hang on above, while below you to the right is a somewhat thicker forest. After completing the loop, head back toward your vehicle along the same lane.
Harrison County. From the four-way stop in Elizabeth, go south 2.6 miles on IN 11. As IN 11 makes a sweeping turn to the right, continue straight onto Rosewood, continuing 2.8 miles to Rabbit Hash Road, then right 1.5 miles to Keen Hill Road, then left 0.4 miles to a gate and small pull-in on the right.
North 38 01.906 West 85 57.452
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Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 124
Nature Conservancy: Guide to Indiana Preserves; Page 108