Leonard Springs Nature Preserve

Leonard Springs Nature Preserve is another hiking spot that I first heard about from a member of Women Who Hike. It is located in Bloomington, Indiana near the Monroe County Fairgrounds. My mom and I went this past weekend to check it out.



img_3699 There are two caves, a wetland, and numerous waterfalls. It had stormed the night before so the waterfalls were really loud. The birds were happy and sang to us as we hiked.


Shirley Springs Shelter Cave

There is a 1.1 mile hiking trail that traverses the Nature Preserve. It is classified as rugged; I’m guessing because there is a number of stairs. Otherwise, the trail is not that difficult.

A short portion of the trail runs alongside a farm where mom and I were startled by something large in the corner of our eye moving. It was a cow.


4685 S Leonard Springs Road, Bloomington, IN 47403