Three Lakes Trail

HARD 54 reviews

Three Lakes Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Martinsville, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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.

9.5 miles 1269 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

A 10.00 mile circular trail that connects three property lakes.

hiking
16 days ago

The trail was awesome! We loved it! There was some issues with fallen trees and the rangers needing to remove fallen trees, resulted in a mile detour (that we did not take) or what was referred to as Mud City. Lucky for us, the ground was frozen and through that part there was no mud.

The ups and downs were a killer but was well worth it, even during the winter time the scenery is beautiful. It was definitely a harder hike and took us a good 3 plus hours to make it through the whole thing.

We took our three dogs as well, and they loved every minute of it. They were worn out for a good day afterward! We can't wait to come back and try the other longer trails in the area.

hiking
20 days ago

Have to agree with others that the reroute looks and is terrible to walk on. Also got confused on another reroute earlier (we went clockwise) in the trail. The end also had quite a bit of reforestation sections that just looked awful, but the lakes and remainder of the trail are quite nice

hiking
2 months ago

My first long hike. Loved the lakes. Lost my Fitbit. Couldn't wait to hit the Low Gap trail after finishing.

hiking
3 months ago

Currently 11.4 miles instead of 9.4 due to a detour.

hiking
3 months ago

Just took a short hike looking forward to a longer visit

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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
7 months ago

Nice trail. Easier than low gap. Trail marked pretty well except one spot. If starting from cherry lake going clockwise, at paved road go left (on the road). The trail picks up again about .25 mile ahead on the right. Trail is overgrown in some areas. Some mud. Lots of gnats, deer flies, especially close to the water. Two ticks. Met about 10 people on the trail. Mostly shade.

hiking
7 months ago

They changed the route. Did not seem near as hard as it use to be.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice trail.BUT THE REROUTE WAS VERY POORLY MARKED.be sure you know where you are going.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Took a little more than 3 hours to do the full loop. My GPS says 10.3 miles from start to finish. Overall I really enjoyed this trail. The hills are good. Had me breating hard at the top. Some really good views from the lakes and over all a really good day.

backpacking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The trail was fantastic with the exception of a reroute that takes you on the road for a couple of miles. There was one sign to indicate the change; good thing we had a map. Loved the hills and lake. There were several steam crossings which could use a few rocks or timbers for steps. Will definitely do again!

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of elevation changes, pretty terrain and lots of creeks to cross. Fun for the dogs, challenging for us and there was a picnic pavilion for when it rained. A great trail but watch out on fire roads- easy to get off course

hiking
10 months ago

We backpacked the loop and had a great day even though it rained the last hour. The trails is a bit longer than the app states which was fine with us. There was a fair amount of trash Nu all the trail heads but once you were 1/2 mile in it was fairly pristine. A good amount of elevation change and with the exception of a brief stint along a forest road all good trails. For this long of a hike this close to Indy and without tons of traffic I'll rate this five stars.