Kokiwanee Nature Preserve Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Kokiwanee Nature Preserve Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lagro, IN that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 196 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

This 5 mile loop in Kokiwanee Nature Preserve is a pleasant escape. With multiple trails to make your adventure as long or short as you choose. The highlight of your adventure is a stop at Kissing Falls in the southeast corner of the preserve.

1 month ago

Loved it! I enjoyed seeing the outbuildings of sorts though dilapidated. Also nice overlooking the Salamonie River. think I would love to come back even with a little bit of snow on the ground it would be beautiful.

backpacking
1 month ago

Wonderful scenery! Very well maintained and open trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Complete this scenic hike in an afternoon. We backpacked into the campsite along Bloodroot Trail, and the next morning drove to the Kokiwannee trail head. A lot to explore despite only being a few hundred acres. Trail as marked on AllTrails is incomplete. Go to the ACRES Landtrust website to get an accurate map. I would like to try it again at the height of spring wildflowers.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

7 months ago

Lots of cool trails here. Most trails are fairly easy. I like the trails following the river the best. Lots of small waterfalls and cliffs.

7 months ago

I love it here! Great rugged trails, far more then what's listed on this map! What beautiful views! If your looking for a nice walk in the woods this is a great place to start!

hiking
8 months ago

This trail map shown here is NOT accurate. There are many trails that are not shown and a total of around 5 miles. Not 1.4 m. Someone with Pro access needs to up-date this map. We recommend everyone to hike this trail system, it is a nice moderate hike and beautiful, rugged along the river. We loved it !

8 months ago

9 months ago

Super easy route. Nice trail. Would be good for cross country skiing

hiking
1 year ago

I have been hiking and camping across the river from this preserve at the Salamonie River State Forest for years and never knew this place existed. Very nice and quiet hike with good views of the rivers and several small waterfalls. There are many intersecting trails which got confusing, and resulted in some wrong turns but I will definitely come back when I have more time to spend.

walking
1 year ago

Nice park with lots of trails. Some of the trails have fallen trees in the pathway. Lots of scenery to see including waterfalls and ponds. Still lots of bugs and easy to get lots with all the splitting trails. Would do it again.

hiking
1 year ago

Me and my wife had a photographer follow us down to these trails for our engagement pictures. There are at least three nice waterfalls on this trail. If you go to the boat ramp here is a big waterfall on your left if you venture up the trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Flooding & heavy storm damage has made the trails even more fun. Our dogs loved that the one bridge was out and we had to cross the stream below.

The waterfall (Kissing Falls) is gorgeous right now.

Nice side trip for this & Tel Hy/Pehkokia in Huntington since Bloodroot Trail was closed due to flooding.

hiking
1 year ago

This is a favorite hike of ours- be sure to stop at other local hikes too: Hanging Rock, Hathaway at Ross Run and Asherwood.

Main feature is three waterfalls, a limestone riverbed, a pond and some moderately difficult hiking. You can park at the "easy" end and find the waterfalls quickly, but we always prefer walking the entire park. Print a map first (off the ACRES website) and bring bug spray & a hiking pole!

Also, don't let the sign leading down to the other waterfalls worry you- aside from a slim trail where you need to watch your footing from time to time, the most difficult part of that loop is getting up & down the "staircase"!

hiking
2 years ago

This was a great place for a Sunday afternoon hike. A nice moderate hike along the river, small ravines, a waterfall and lake. The trails are well maintained and you can do as many as you like. I think you would have to do every trail there in order to get in the 5 miles.

hiking
3 years ago

This is a terrific hike for any level, as long as you pick your trails carefully. There weren't any maps in the sign-in box, but fortunately I was prepared with one I had from a hiking book. There is a maze of trails going every direction and it is fun to follow each one to see where it goes! You could easily spend hours here and keep finding new things. This is a former girl scout camp and it makes me sad to think that our girls are no longer going here. It's beautiful! If you go, just make sure you bring plenty of bug spray!

hiking
3 years ago

This is a nice little hike. Throughout the preserve you will find a few buildings, a pavilion without any seating, several empty foundations (one with a beautiful fireplace), couple of working outhouses, a very nice pond (to bad you are not allowed to fish it), several small wooden benches & tucked deep in the southwest corner a small water fall. Most of the hiking is on a flat well maintained trail that goes all the way to the pond. There are several smaller trails heading this way & that until leading back to the main trail again. For some the trail may be just a little hilly pass the pond on your way to the waterfall, but worth the effort if the waters flowing. This is a good little day hike & provides plenty of nature.
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hiking
4 years ago

Beautiful motorcycle ride from Fort Wayne to hike on winding trails and visit small waterfalls. Peaceful country setting near Lagro, IN. Many species of wildflowers and even a few bald eagle sightings! This beautiful ACRES Land Trust Preserve offers a day full of nature enjoyment or even a short hike to the falls if you park in the Salamonie Watershed parkinglot on the other side of the preserve.

hiking
4 years ago

Went twice this summer, both times with children ages 4-8. Multiple trail loops thru the woods make it easy to adjust to fatigue level. Love the waterfalls!