Burnett Woods Nature Preserve

Burnett Woods Nature Preserve protects sixty-eight wooded acres in a rapidly developing part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Noise from the nearby road, railroad yard, and airport is sometimes annoying, but the woods themselves will only improve with time.

Entrance Sign


A lollipop trail of just over a mile begins near the southwest corner of the property; orange posts periodically mark its tread. Spring wildflowers are abundant; false Solomonís seal is very thick near the entrance, and May apple, prairie trillium, bloodroot, trout lily, and ginger are common throughout.

Small footbridges span wetter areas, including a seasonal stream. Pawpaw seems especially common, and larger trees include maple, oak, hickory and beech.


Hendricks County. From the intersection of US 36 and IN 267, south 1.0 miles on IN 267, then left 1.2 miles on 100 South to a church parking lot on the left. Please try to avoid visiting during church services.

North 39 44.919 West 86 22.532
DeLorme 44:A5

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Nearby Natural Areas

Eagle Creek Park
McCloud Nature Park


Central Indiana Land Trust
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 83
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 523