Three Lakes Trail

HARD 38 reviews

Three Lakes Trail is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Martinsville, IN 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 1230 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
21 days ago

Currently 11.4 miles instead of 9.4 due to a detour.

hiking
28 days ago

Just took a short hike looking forward to a longer visit

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month 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
4 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

hiking
5 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.

hiking
7 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
7 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
7 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.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

We decided to tackle the Three Lakes Trail over Presidents day weekend. My father and I started just after noon on Sunday 2-14 (Valentines Day) and figured we'd be done around sun down, then we planned to hike into the back country and camp for the night to try out our winter camping gear. Unfortunately for us, we severely under estimated how difficult this hike would be with 3-5 inches of fresh snow on it. We ended up only making it half way through the trail before sundown at which point we made the decision that we would probably have to set up camp and wait until morning to hike back out (camping is not allowed on the Three Lakes Trail but the storm was dumping more snow than we expected). After a night hovering around 18 degrees and a lot of cold weather camping gear that passed our test with flying colors we hiked out in about 2 1/2 hours Monday morning. All in all it was a great experience. But I wouldn't recommend underestimating the course like we did, we spoke with a DNR employee when we got off the trail and let him know what happened. He told us that under most circumstances if you get caught camping in that area a conservation officer will hit you with a $200 fine. So definitely a mistake you'll want to avoid.

hiking
1 year ago

Hiked with a friend on Oct.16, 2015. Beautiful day. Moderately challenging but scenic trail. There was a detour at the time we hiked it so I am unsure if it added or shortened the distance. Most of the trail was well marked, with the exception of the area around the edge of one of the lake's (lost the trail around the boat ramp but picked it up again a short time later). Only encountered a couple other hikers the entire way (weekday). Overall, pleased with the hike and would do it again.

hiking
1 year ago

Nicely marked and well traveled trail. The gnats and sweat bees were pretty bad but that is to be expected this time a year. It was challenging enough with some nice flat areas between the ups and downs.

hiking
1 year ago

We hiked from Cherry lake to Bryant Lake and there were a lot of mosquitoes although it was overall a nice hike. Upon leaving Bryan Lake and entering the dry stream bed to the east we lost the trail. GPS showed we were pretty much on it but we couldn't seem to find it and there were no markers. We attempted to follow the stream for a while but eventually got attacked by wasps and turned back. Maybe the rain washed out that section of the trail?

hiking
1 year ago