Volunteer with The Nature Conservancy

Trail Building with Hoosier Hikers Council

Green's Bluff Nature Preserve, Indiana

Trail running through forest understory at Green's Bluff Nature Preserve.
Trail Building Join TNC and Hoosier Hikers Council at Green's Bluff © Matt Williams
Volunteer Overview

Join the Hoosier Hikers Council on the third of each month (through December) for a day in the woods! We will continue work on the new trail at TNC's Green's Bluff Nature Preserve in Owen County.

The Saturday workdays are:

  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21

When finished, this 5+-mile loop trail will traverse shaded woodlands and open fields, and it will highlight streams, waterfalls, rock formations and pollinator plantings. Learn more about this trail.

The trail is located on the southern section of Green's Bluff, so please refer to the directions below to find out how to get to the worksite.

Additional Details

  • No experience needed.
  • All tools and instructions are provided.
  • The terrain here is moderate.
  • Volunteers should be comfortable with physical activity including bending, shoveling, raking and hiking.
  • Please come prepared with drinking water, close-toed shoes and weather-appropriate layers.

Let us know if you'll be joining us!

Please RSVP to hoosierhikerscouncil@gmail.com to let us know that you’re coming to the workday so we can plan enough lunch for all the workers. Please be aware that we unfortunately don’t have the resources to accommodate special dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.


Green's Bluff is located west of Bloomington and south of McCormick's Creek State Park in Owen County. We'll be parking at a large powerline maintenance area that's accessible from a smooth, flat, gravel driveway. To get to the worksite, take W Porter Ridge Road west from State Road 43. There's a double-decker bus parked at the intersection of SR 43 and Porter Ridge Road. Go west about 0.5 miles to Green's Bluff Road, a gravel road which will be on your right. Follow Green's Bluff Road northwest for about 0.5 miles to Pawpaw Road, which is also gravel. Bear left onto Pawpaw Road and go about 0.3 miles. Go past a No Trespassing sign on a wooden post to a driveway on your left that leads to a green gate. There will be white flagging tape at the driveway and on the gate. Go through the gate and follow the gravel driveway about 0.4 miles through the woods until you emerge onto a large, flat parking area under the power lines.

In person work
Green's Bluff Nature Preserve
Jul 20 - Dec 21, 2024
9:00 AM-3:00 PM ET

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