Welcome to Spring 2018 and Our Fifth Season of Hiking!

Sunday hikes require “pre” sign-up, to help us know how many will be attending in advance.  Please check schedule for details, and call, text, or email Laurie Abrams.  

Remember, the HealthRidge Hiking Club disclaimer and rules must be signed on first day of participation.  There is no cost for membership, however, some areas, such as state parks, etc., may have a $7.00/car fee associated with entry.

Hikes will only be cancelled when there is heavy rain, lightning, severe weather conditions, leader cancellation, or unforeseen emergencies. If time allows, cancellation emails will be sent, or Call HealthRidge/Hike contact to inquire about cancellations.

April 29-October 25 2018

(Spring Hiking Season)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Description: Nature Hike-Spring Flower Recognition / (PRE SIGN-UP REQUIRED) Call or text HCH Contact
Location: Trojan Woods
Time: 1:30-3 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: High School Parking Lot on Trojan Lane near woods
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Alan King
Rain Date: Sunday May 6th
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell, labrams@hcmhcares.org

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Wilbur Wright Trail
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Wilbur Wright Trail & YMCA Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: South Mound Cemetery
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Bundy Street Entrance (Meet Directly Beyond Gates – You can park on side street that runs east and west)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Memorial Park
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Smith Building Parking Lot (Lower Level)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 1.5 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Baker Park
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Baker Park (located on Trojan Lane) parking area between shelter and main playground
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Forest Ridge Parkway
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion – Back Parking Lot – Rear Parking Places (Overlooking Pond)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Westwood Park
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: $3 per Vehicle (entrance fee)
Meeting Place: Upper Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Wilbur Wright Trail
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Wilbur Wright Trail & YMCA Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: South Mound Cemetery
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Bundy Street Entrance (Meet Directly Beyond Gates – You can park on side street that runs east and west)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Memorial Park
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Smith Building Parking Lot (Lower Level)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 1.5 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Baker Park
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Baker Park (located on Trojan Lane) parking area between shelter and main playground
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Forest Ridge Parkway
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion – Back Parking Lot – Rear Parking Places (Overlooking Pond)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

 Thursday, June 7, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Memorial Park
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Smith Building Parking Lot (Lower Level(
Trail Distance (Approximate): 1.5 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Westwood Park
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: $3 per Vehicle (entrance fee)
Meeting Place: Upper Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Wilbur Wright Trail
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Wilbur Wright Trail & YMCA Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

 Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike – Paved Surface
Location: South Mound Cemetery
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Bundy Street Entrance (Meet Directly Beyond Gates – You can park on side street that runs east and west)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Description: Leisure Hike / Paved Surface
Location: Memorial Park
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Meeting Place: Smith Building Parking Lot (Lower Level)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Description: Nature Hike-Scenic w/Lake views and Forest (PRE SIGN-UP REQUIRED). Call, email, or text HCH Contact 765.521.1216
Location: Summit Lake
Time: 1:30-3 pm
Cost: $5 per Vehicle (entrance fee)
Meeting Place: Beach parking lot and walk over to Trail 1
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Leader: Sonny Carter
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell, labrams@hcmhcares.org

 

(Fall Hiking Season)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Description: Nature / Historic Hike  (PRE SIGN-UP REQUIRED). Call, email, or text HCH Contact 765.521.1216
Location: Mounds State Park
Time: 3-4 pm
Cost: $7 per Vehicle (Entrance Fee) + Driver Gas Contribution
Meeting Place: Main Parking Lot Beyond Entrance Gate
Trail Distance (Approximate): 5 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Sonny Carter
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell, labrams@hcmhcares.org

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Baker Park
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Baker Park (located on Trojan Lane) parking area between shelter and main playground
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Forest Ridge Parkway
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion – Back Parking Lot – Rear Parking Places (Overlooking Pond)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Memorial Park
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Smith Building Parking Lot (Lower Level)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hills – Fast Paced
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Westwood Park
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: $3 per Vehicle (entrance fee)
Meeting Place: Upper Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Wilbur Wright Trail
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Wilbur Wright Trail & YMCA Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: South Mound Cemetery
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Bundy Street Entrance (Meet Directly Beyond Gates – You can park on side street that runs east and west)                                                                                                 Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hills – Fast Paced
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

 Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Memorial Park
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Smith Building Parking Lot (Lower Level)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hills – Fast Paced
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Baker Park
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Baker Park (located on Trojan lane) parking area between shelter and main playground
Trail Distance (approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (back to parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 Work, 765.524.4928 Cell

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Forest Ridge Parkway
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion – Back Parking Lot – Rear Parking Places (Overlooking Pond)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Baker Park
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Baker Park (located on Trojan lane) parking area between shelter and main playground
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Westwood Park
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: $3 per Vehicle (entrance fee)
Meeting Place: Upper Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Wilbur Wright Trail
Time: 6:45-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Wilbur Wright Trail & YMCA Parking Lot
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: South Mound Cemetery
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Bundy Street Entrance (Meet Directly Beyond Gates – You can park on side street that runs east and west)Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hills – Fast Paced
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Memorial Park
Time:5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Smith Building Parking Lot (Lower Level)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hills – Fast Paced
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Baker Park
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Baker Park (located on Trojan lane) parking area between shelter and main playground
Trail Distance (approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (back to parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 Work, 765.524.4928 Cell

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Description: Fitness Hike – Paved Surface
Location: Forest Ridge Parkway
Time: 5:45-6:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion – Back Parking Lot – Rear Parking Places (Overlooking Pond)
Trail Distance (Approximate): 3 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 45 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Shawn Thurston
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Description: Prairie Grasses – Nature Hike (flowers, grasses, butterflys, birds, assorted bee species, and hummingbird clearings) (PRE SIGN-UP REQUIRED). Call, email, or text HCH Contact 765.521.1216
Location:  Steussy-Williams/Wallen Hike
Time: 1:30-3 pm
Cost: Free!
Meeting Place: Behind Steussy’s House in front of Barn – 1401 CR 125 W., New Castle, IN
Trail Distance (Approximate): 2 miles
Estimated Hike Time (Back to Parking): 1.5 hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Leader: Helen Steussy-Williams and LeeAnn Wallen
HCH Contact: Laurie (Stonerock) Abrams, 765.521.1216 work, 765.524.4928 cell, labrams@hcmhcares.org