Wabash Heritage Trail

Wabash Heritage Trail is a 12 mile footpath extending from the Tippecanoe Battlefield at Battle Ground nearly to Fort Ouiatenon.


Along the way, it shadows Burnett's Creek before joining and following the Wabash River. The northern portion along Burnett's Creek is my favorite; the segments closer to and downstream of Lafayette tend to be noisier and more developed.

I recommend starting at the Wah-ba-shik-a Nature Center, adjacent to the Battlefield; I generally turn around on reaching the southern tip of Heron Island, not far beyond the Davis Ferry bridge and County Park.

Access is also available at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette.


Tippecanoe County. North trailhead: From I-65 Exit 178, go south 0.4 miles on IN 43 to Burnett Road, then left 0.4 miles to 9th Street (becomes Railroad Street), then left 1.7 miles to the park/monument entrance on the left.

Northern End:
North 40 30.396 West 86 50.700
DeLorme 31:E11

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Restrooms and water at Battlefield Museum in Battle Ground.

Nearby Natural Areas

Clegg Gardens
Prophetstown State Park


Bloom: Hiking Indiana; Page 81
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 64
McPherson: Indiana Best Hikes; Page 180