hiking
6 days ago

great trail. perfect if your a serious hiker. up and down lots of hills. Barkley (my dog) and I loved it. WE WILL BE BACK!

backpacking
10 days ago

Trail is well marked. Was able to filter water from the creek beds. Well travelled and worth spending a night on. Thanks to the Hoosier Hikers for the work they do to maintain the trail.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Currently 11.4 miles instead of 9.4 due to a detour.

hiking
21 days ago

Truly one of the better scenic hikes in the area. However probably 4 miles or so of the trail is on gravel service road which is all around awful to walk on. I was able to do the hike in about 3 hours. Also, there is a lot of hunting around the trail this time of the year so make sure to wear bright colors! All around it is well marked and a great backcountry hike.

hiking
26 days ago

Just took a short hike looking forward to a longer visit

Love this trail loop, scenic and a few good hills to add some challenges!

hiking
1 month ago

Large rock roads are annoying, but actual trail in woods is beautiful. Always feel great after completing the 10 mile loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with some difficulty, which makes it a terrific workout. Not always well-marked.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike

Excellent loop trail with decent hill elevations good scenery - not too much traffic

hiking
1 month ago

I read the reviews prior to going myself. About half of the trail is rock roads, which is awful on your feet. The actual trails, though, did not disappoint. I recently moved down to Illinois for work, from North Dakota, where I've been used to plains hiking in the Badlands, but I am originally from Georgia and have hiked several sections of the App Trail in the north Georgia mountains. I did have some difficulty with some of the inclines, as some were very, very steep gains and I didn't have poles with me. The most scenic areas are parts of the mostly dried creek bed and then the natural rock shelter. The rest was just a walk in the woods, and a very long walk at that. Everything looking basically the same made the length of the hike a bit of a struggle. I agree with the Hard rating of this hike.

I've hiked this trail a couple different occasions, overall great trail and good workout.. The reroute did get confusing my first experience and trail ended up being a little over 10 miles.. Great hike and highly recommend it to other people interested!

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail with accents spaced nicely. Quite a bit of traveling on gravel backroads, but nothing terrible.

on Low Gap Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Good long hike. Not too challenging other than distance. Typical hike in the woods. We got a hard down poor in the middle of the trail which turned the trail into a stream. Made for an unusual experience. An average payoff for the effort.

Nice lengthy trail. Might have passed a dozen other hikers. Not extremely scenic. Down in the creek, which was dried up, was the prettiest area. Other than that, it was just a walk in the woods. Took about 3h45m. Feet are a little sore from walking on all those rocks.

Take lots of H2O. A little dry at the bottoms right now

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail. I love Morgan Monroe forest good trails and not many people out on them.

camping
4 months ago

Great trail, very scenic and lively. Walked it in the end of June, not many bugs or ticks.