Hiking, Biking, and More

Trail hiking or biking gets your heart pumping and muscles burning. Here are just a few ideas and ideal sites for area hiking and biking.

Hike Brown County State Park

Located just outside of Columbus, Brown County State Park has plenty of trails for easy to advanced hikes, as well as access to horseback riding, swimming, and camping. Brown County is one of the many beautiful spots in southcentral Indiana for hiking.

Walk Around Anderson Falls Waterfall

Located just 15 miles east of Columbus, Anderson Falls offers a unique walking trail, as well as a beautiful waterfall everyone can enjoy.

Bean Blossom Bottoms Nature Preserve
Head a few miles north of Bloomington for a scenic 2.5-mile trail featuring a mile and a half of elevated boardwalk through this magical wetland preserve. Despite its comparatively short trail system, the uniqueness of well-maintained boards bending and sloshing under your feet combined with bustling bird activity and stunning wetland photo ops makes this destination well worth the trip.


Volunteering allows you to escape your normal routine while helping others. Reach out to a favorite charity or neighbor to lend a hand. Even picking up trash when you are out walking helps you stay mentally and physically healthy.

If you have a desire to help others, Columbus Regional Health has volunteer opportunities for you to share your special talents and expertise. As a volunteer, you will play a vital role in serving hospital patients, visitors and our community. Learn more at crh.org/volunteer.

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