Hitz-Rhodehamel Nature Preserve

Hitz-Rhodehamel Nature Preserve protects a large mature woods dominated by white and chestnut oaks. There are high ridge lines, steep slopes, and scenic intermittent stream valleys.


You can anticipate nice spring wildflower displays, ferns along the stream valleys, and gorgeous fall foliage.


There is a relatively new, well-marked loop trail.


Brown County. From the intersection of IN 45 and IN 135, south 1.0 mile on IN 135, left on Greasy Creek Road, then immediately left onto Freeman Ridge. Continue 1.1 miles to a sign on your right; park along the road.

North 39 15.335 West 86 13.819
DeLorme 51:A7

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Nearby Natural Areas

Brown County State Park
Deam Wildernesss
Selma Steele Nature Preserve
Yellowwood State Forest


Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 111
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 182
Nature Conservancy: Guide to Indiana Preserves; Page 116