IU Research Trails At Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

MODERATE 7 reviews

IU Research Trails At Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is a 5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bloomington, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles Loop

dogs on leash






Series of interconnected trails for IU Research off of Headley Road. Lots of accessible areas but some will be off limits for time to time due to extensive research by the IU teams.

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6 months ago

Good trails but not well marked. Very glad for app GPS!

8 months ago

Very beautiful trails with awesome info signs and sights! Besides it being muddy, it was an enjoyable loop. Definitely recommend

1 year ago

Multiple trails make up the system around Griffy Reservoir (aka Griffy Lake). These trails are visited frequently and range from easy to moderate. The trails are decently maintained and well marked. There are numerous sites to pause and admire almost the system including the lake and numerous streams-creeks. There are trail closures due to weather, damage, and research areas so watch for posted signs at trail heads.

2 years ago

Nice set of trails just south of Griffy Lake. Trails on both sides of the road and most are really well marked loop trails with lots to see and some info signs about the preserve along the way.