• Grindstone Nature Area deer
  • Grindstone Nature Area yellow wildflowers
  • Hinkson Creek Trail
  • Grindstone Nature Area purple wildflowers
  • Grindstone Nature Area
  • Grindstone Nature Area shelter

Grindstone Nature Area

2011 Old Hwy. 63 S.

Directions Large Map

Acres: 199

Park Hours: 6 am to 11 pm

Multi-Use Trail Miles: 6.0 miles (1.8 miles concrete, 4.2 miles limestone)

Nature Trail Miles: 5.2 miles, dirt

Maps & Documents

Map of Grindstone Nature Areaopens PDF file

Park Amenities

Connection to Capen Park
Dog – Leash Free Area
Bicycle Repair Station
Hinkson Creek
Grindstone Creek
Historic Silo
Historic Spring House

Restrooms (open year round)

  • ADA drinking fountain

Picnic Areas


This large nature area is a leash-free area for dogs (except on the Hinkson Creek Trail), has over five miles of nature trails, a picnic shelter, restrooms, and is a trailhead for the Hinkson Creek Trail and the Grindstone Creek Trail. Wildflowers grow in the prairie areas.

Park History

Capital Improvement Projects