How to get to Cedar Bluffs, in Monroe County, Indiana
Starting from Bloomington, Indiana
Cedar Bluffs is maintained by the Nature
- Go South on Walnut Street as far as you can go, which is to
say, until it crosses highway 37. This is 5 miles South from 2nd street.
- Continue on what was Walnut, which is Old 37, 1 mile, to the
first possible right turn. Turn right, go .1 miles, and turn right onto
- Follow Ketcham Road for 3.8 miles to Cedar Bluffs. (Ketcham
Road twists around farms and things a lot. Don't turn right .9 miles
west, unless you want to go see the Oolitic Quarry and elevated
railroad trestle.) Park under the high-tension power lines. If you
cross a normal sized bridge over a creek, you've gone about 100 yards too
- You should see a path going up the hill underneath the power
lines -- follow that, and turn right at the top of the hill to see one
of the prettiest places in the state. Don't be fooled like I was into
thinking the 10' cedars at the top of the hill are the "attraction" of
- Oh! I hope you're not afraid of heights!
- Spring, around late March, will find the place blanketed in wildflowers.
- Here's a crude map (129k)
I made with MapInfo and TIGER line files...
Also of interest to the same type of folk may be the Sycamore Land
last updated March 11, 1996
Actually, it turns out you can go home again.
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