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For Indianapolis I give it a five star. Great for biking, walking or running. For a beginner biker I’ve taken a few brutal spills but this time of year (Nov) it is a great running trail due to less traffic. Doesn’t hurt that it’s also like 10 min from home. Only 20 min drive from downtown on a weekend.

on Low Gap Trail

5 days ago

The Low Gap is a great trail for quick overnight backpacking trips. While the trail isn’t overly difficult there are some elevation changes that will get your heart rate up. Also, some creek bed hiking (beware of slick smooth rocks). The scenery in the forest is nice, particularly in the fall. I’ve been here several times and have not seen the sort of litter you see at campsites on other trails, which is nice. There are several established campsites in the backcountry area. Look near Gourley and Shipman ridge for some really good spots. There is one thing about the trail that to me really makes it more of a 3.5 star, the infamous overly long gravel road portion of the trail. The large pieces of sharp gravel can hurt your feet even in decent boots. Even with the gravel this is a worthwhile trail and worth repeat visits.

Watch out this trail is under construction so hard to complete the loop right now.
Don’t know how but my garmin GPS recorded 2.8 miles not as advertised, other than that awesome views.

Pretty Park, many trails. Seems a popular place to hike with your dog. Trails are easy. A little over a couple miles to hike. Large parking lot accommodating many vehicles.

Nice trail for a leisurely stroll. Not crowded. Not physically challenging with lots of mature trees and a maintained prairie.

hiking
9 days ago

My wife and I hiked Trail 7 around Ogle lake today about 1 week past prime fall colors, but the Beech and Maple trees were still beautiful. The trail felt a little shorter than the claimed 1.5 miles, but we didn't track it to be certain. Quite easy trail with little to no elevation to speak of. Although trail maps show the trail going away from the lake a bit on the North side, it appears the trail does stay near waters edge the entire loop. Heavily trafficked especially during prime times in the park. Nice views of the lake on all sides.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice trail overall. Other than the long uphill stairs and one other short section, the trail was not too difficult and mostly flat or slight inclines/declines. My wife and I started from Ogle Parking Lot and hiked in a counterclockwise direction. We were about 1 week past prime fall colors, but still beautiful as the Beech Trees and occasional Maple were beautiful. The trail map provided at the gates are not drawn to scale or at least not that great to rely on in regard to how close you are to a road, etc. The rail actually goes right next to Hesitation Point and the main road whereas on the trail map provided, it is not that close. Trail markings were mostly good. Also, it appears unless you hike out and back to the West Overlook, the trail is closer to 3.2 miles than 3.5 miles. We will hike again in the future.

I have been coming here for years. It is a short easy trail, good for just getting out and taking a stroll. The water crossings are a good practice to keep you on your toes and keep your dexterity up. Great spot.

fun place! wish the trails we're marked better, but otherwise they are very well maintained.

hiking
16 days ago

For being in Indianapolis, the trails are decent, but not nearly as good as Eagle Creek or Fort Harrison. Mosquitoes are a very real problem here. In the winter months it is kind of nice, but in the summer it is virtually impossible because of the mosquitos. So in the winter, if it is close to home, I recommend it. I definitely would not travel over 20 minutes to get here. There are much better alternatives.

hiking
18 days ago

Lovely hike. Very few people. Beautiful view of the reservoir particularly in the fall when all the leaves are changing.

backpacking
18 days ago

The Tecumseh trail is the primary through hiking trail for central and south-central Indiana hikers. There is also the Knobstobe, but it is located much farther south and less accessible for hikers that reside in the Indianapolis area. I have through hiked the Tecumseh trail several times and during all seasons. I have also hiked it north bound and south bound. Despite logging along several areas, the trail is still very worth while. Every time I spend time on the Tecumseh trail I come out as a better version of myself.

Hidden secret in Brownsburg! Easy way to get some nature time and not have to drive far. Can get a couple miles in and enjoy the creek and nature scenery.

Great moderate trail took the Cub Scout troop and they loved it.

I love this trail and so do my dogs. It is my go to Subday walk.

Very cool trail! Not a very big area, but full of features. Definitely will revisit again.

nice trail. Would rate it as moderate myself. I'm overweight and not in the best of shape and had very little difficulty. There were some sections that offer a little bit of a challenge though. Overall I really enjoyed my time on the trail.

super pretty in the fall. saw alot of pretty rock walls and water falls. trails are well kept.

The 8 to the 2 to the observation tower of the falls is not for the faint of heart! Wear appropriate clothing, specifically hiking boots. You will cross the creek several times, and the last several hundred yards are more like rock climbing! Hiking back out the 2's connection to the 8, will definitely test your endurance!

trail running
27 days ago

Best views in Indiana. Nice rolling hills great for a day hike or to venture out with the family.

trail running
27 days ago

They are currently expanding the trails here to make the course longer. When I wanted to get in some Vertical this is where I would go! The description says 2.1 miles but you can run the MTB part which connects the two trails to make it a lot longer and more difficult.

trail running
27 days ago

Awesome trail, not maintained as well as eagle creek but definitely more difficult with hills and tree jumping. I recommend this trail when Eagle Creek is packed on the weekends there is usually no one on this trail!!

trail running
27 days ago

Eagle creek is a extremely friendly park with very well maintained and marked trails!

backpacking
28 days ago

Started near the Tecumseh Trail head near Low Gap. The park is finishing the trailhead parking and park office across the street. So you have to park a 1/4 mile up the road at the Fire Tower. No biggie. the tail itself is well marked. However there was a reroute around Big Bear and reconnects just north of Fox Den Shelter. This is a little difficult to navigate but doable. My dog Sasha and I made it to Fox Shelter by 5:30pm the first night and Yellowwood lake to camp by 6:30pm the second night. It rained HARD on day one making switchbacks slippery. Then it temperatures dropped from 50°s to late 30°s at night. The logging really became a little annoying. But I do understand the need to revitalize the forest. Carry your water in. Most water supplies we're dried up. Look at a 4day/3night trip. All in all it's a great hike.

Completed the loop on October 13. Trail is a nice endurance hike, as we are preparing for Bright Angel in Grand Canyon. Not a lot of stunning scenery, and a lot of gravel road. Trail is poorly marked, so pay attention!

Easy beautiful hike ... well worth the walk to see the cool rock shelter as the entire walk is nice. The trail also passes a small pond in an unexpected place. Parts of the trail include a gravel road but even it was lovely winding through the trees.

The trail is not super well marked. When in doubt on which way to go, look for white paint blob on the trees. If it has rained prior to your walk, wear appropriate shoes as the trail gets muddy.

My phone clocked the trail around 2.7 miles total.

Nice hike, not too crowded... good waterfall, and easy enough for kids. Will be back. Go when water is high.

A beautiful trail. About halfway there is a little creek with what I think are clay banks. my family ended up taking the old road short cut. Someday I'll go by myself or with adults

hiking
1 month ago

Quiet trail, nice to put your feet in the water. some colorful fungi and other plants.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful scenery. Lots of colorful fungi. rocks and lots of acorns made it rugged. The best marked trail.

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