- County: Monroe
- Donated by: Anonymous
- Features: beautiful ridgeline, creek valley, barred owls, wood thrushes
- Acres: 66
- Year acquired: 2002
- Trail: 0.5 mile, moderate
Scarlet Oak Woods
Named for the scarlet oak trees that display brilliant red fall colors, this property protects a mostly mature, open forest that borders a unit of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest and the Danny Smith II neighborhood. A short trail follows a ridge that runs the length of the property, with a deep valley to the west of the trail. The very top of the ridge was a clearing a few decades ago, and now has younger trees than the rest of the preserve.
- From the intersection of SR 45 E and Smith Rd in Bloomington, go east on SR 45 thru New Unionville for 4.3 mi.
- Turn right on Viking Ridge Rd and go to trail access at end of the road.