Leonard Springs Nature Preserve, Indiana

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4685 S Leonard Springs Road, Bloomington, IN 47403

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