Sycamore Loop Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Sycamore Loop Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Heltonville, IN that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.9 miles 699 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

great

backpacking
2 months ago

7 months ago

Love this trail!

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This was a nice easy trail, the weather was great and things were really starting to green over. It was a little busy even in March. But if you want a great day hike or to take advantage of some really cool off trail camping spots then this is definitely a must see.

1 year ago

Hike was nice and eazy... We went in October and almost no parking was to be found, had to park down the road a ways... Was a bit crowded... but I tend to like the back country... but very nice...

camping
1 year ago

We get off trail and hammock camp with the kids. It's a great overnight.

hiking
1 year ago

Not a bad trail for some miles ,scenery not fantastic,terrain flat or rolling, a few nice camp spots

hiking
1 year ago

One of my go to hikes in the area. Very pretty lots of pine growths along the way and places to camp. Water can depend on the season/ time of year if you are camping out to be aware of that. Solid loop trail always a suggestion for those looking for a solid hike in the area. Park at the fire tower walk through the back of the parking lot where there is a barrier to stop cars from going up the road and the trail eventually starts on the right hand side.

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail for a couple kids (11ish) and well maintained. Did the whole sycamore loop (and some of Axsom, Terrill Ridge and Grubb Ridge) and all very worthwhile. Sycamore was the nicest hike.

Great campsites and the trails are more like a state park trail given how maintained (and worn). Easy hike for sure, less backcountry feel. Been hot lately, so no real water in the creek beds (luckily we packed enough). Would hike again and likely go further north (off trail) to get a bure more remote.

Fire tower is always a plus and given the blue skies.....great view. Will come back in the fall for even better views.

hiking
1 year ago

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hiking
1 year ago

Well maintained and little used trail in the Charles Deam Wilderness located in the Hoosier National Forest. The trail was peaceful and you are not only able to see wildlife and flowers but hike along a creek and past a small pond. There are also multiple camp sites located on this trail that are in excellent locations.

hiking
2 years ago

Maintained well with some nice camping spots along the way. Nice sections going through the pine forest and along the creek. Parking right by the fire tower where you can go up for an amazing view.

hiking
2 years ago

My first hike in the Charles deam wilderness. Loved the solitude. Nice single track for the first 4.9 miles. Not a fan of the Terrill ridge road (maybe 2.5 miles) the took me out to the graveyard and back to the car. The drive from the west side of Indy to the trail head was maybe 90 minutes. My Guide book said the trail head was 5.5 miles on Tower ridge road. However, It was a little further.

hiking
2 years ago

It is a very nice trail. Has a nice stream that you walk along for a while. Very nice camping spots around groves of pine trees. I didn't see anyone all day. I did see several deer.

hiking
2 years ago

Well maintained. It was the first beautiful day outside this year and a lot of people were hiking. Campsites are well-marked. Not too difficult of a hike and it took me approximately three hours to complete.

hiking
3 years ago

A very nice trail and well maintained, that sets in some really beautiful forested area. There are a lot of deer around, so there is plenty of wildlife to see too. If you are into overnight camping, there are many nice areas to set up camp along the trail. A great trail that is well worth your time hiking!

hiking
3 years ago

Absolutely a beautiful trail. Well maintained and great surroundings. Enjoyed the pine area a lot. Took a little over 2 hrs to hike.