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hiking
16 days ago

Trail maintenance totally neglected and trash everywhere. Can't recommend.

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

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

Wooded part was excellent. Trail in prairie portion was over-run and needs attention. Easy walk.

Did the outer loop and mixed variations, about 3 hours of hiking. Family of 5 with a 6, 12, and 14 year old and were able to navigate with little difficulty. Trails are not marked very well, but if you have a decent sense of direction you will be fine. the Falls are filled from the South not north. So after a good southern rain (Indy) the falls will be pretty.

There are full elevation changes with improvised steps to assist. all-in-all it was a very fun afternoon with really great in woods views of tall mature trees with Good quality ID markers to teach the different types of trees in the woods. I suggest the CR 50 s parking lot. Its small but forces you to get out and hike.

Nice 2.5 casual hike; bland scenery.

Beautiful trail.

nature trips
3 months ago

wanted to get out of the house on this beautiful day so took my husband out on this trail. absolutly loved it and had a blast.

hiking
3 months ago

I may be biased from growing up in the area, but when I think of Indiana, my childhood home of Peru, in Miami County comes to mind. Growing up my mom would take me on trips to Missenwa Reservoir to picnic, play in the water, and hike. The Native American history is rich here, and Francis Slocum's story has always fascinated me. I encourage research before going on this walk to truly appreciate its beauty and history as I have come to.

hiking
3 months ago

What an amazing place! Very rugged and long haul. Very quite. Lots to see!

Some forks in the trail are not marked at all, so this turned a bit into a guessing game. When you get to the parking lot, go on the unmarked wider trail and just a bit farther down will be a sign. We went with young children and took the wrong one from the start, which added a lot of time. It was pretty, but our kids were over it by the time we actually found the waterfall.

Also, the day we went there were a LOT of active spiderwebs that we had to gently push through. (ALL had spiders in them.) Just be prepared for that.

But this was very beautiful and only about 40 mins from SW Fort Wayne.

Much better autumn trail than summer... need to have long pants and long-sleeved shirt. Trail not cared for well... or well used... massive spider webs cross trails every few feet... poison ivy all over trail itself and thorns and nettles. Nice view, good exercise but not for summer hiking in shorts or t-shirts.

ive been going here since i was a child. its even become my adult escape just because of the drive time from fort wayne. be prepared for bugs, twisted ankles, waterfalls and deep breaths. many dont believe that there are hills in norther indiana. but once you go past that first waterfall and climb up from the bottom youll bite your tongue. I have found a total of 7 waterfalls on the south side of the river. go explore.

Took the whole family. Loved the trail. Beautiful area to spend part of the day in.

This was a great escape! Fairly moderate trails, quite enjoyable.

hiking
4 months ago

we had a great hike today! beautiful location!

Nice shaded trail! The waterfall was cool! Will definitely return!

So much to explore on these trails even though they are impossible to follow. One of the best hiking trail places in Indiana in my opinion. I was confused why there were so many no horses signs when it was obvious that a lot of horses have been on the trails. The horses destroy the trails and make it very muddy in some areas

Some confusion about the Mount Etna State Recreational Area. No horses allowed there, if you were on horse trails you were in the wrong place. Mnt. Etna S.R.A is on the southeast edge of Salamonie Lake. There is a 13 mile trail (hike, bike, snowmobile) that loops from Mnt. Etna through Lost Bridge East to Lost Bridge West and back. The Bloodroot Trail(s) can be accessed from any of the above locations. You don't have to walk the same trail in and out. A very nice trail, well maintained, mostly wooded. There are also 6 backpack campsites (walk in only) available from the Mnt. Etna location. The trail shown for Lakeview and Boundry Trail is at Salamonie River State Forest on the northwest side of the dam, and yes there are horse trails there. The DNR has maps and info available on their website.

could be nice but horses have the trail rutted so bad I can't recommend it.

Shaded trail great for walking your fur babies. Nice little waterfall with a stream along the trail.

6 months ago

loved it!

6 months ago

loved this!

hard to follow the trail. not marked very well... not great for beginners.

Drove from Ft Wayne to do a photo session with our dogs and we were not disappointed! We’ve gone to all the trails around the city and wanted to go somewhere with more...everything! This was it! The trails were well maintained and well directed. Our dogs had a blast during the session at the waterfall and we had a blast watching them! Will come back, for sure!

Salamonie State Forest and Dam have plenty of trails hike, with scenic rivers, lakes and cliffs . Not all of the trails tie together. Many are separate and in different locations in the forest. The trail path's are not clearly marked and it can be easy to become disoriented and lose your way. In certain areas you are allowed to fish, hunt and camp. Both primitive and RV. The campgrounds are not very well maintained nor are they anything to marvel at. Overall it's a solid place to visit if you're within an hour travel time. I've been coming here since I was a child and will continue to do so but for no more than the hiking and fishing.

Beautiful and lots to explore! Will definitely be back.

I'm a beginner, I thought this trail was fun, beautiful, and would come back without a doubt. Scenic waterfalls and views of the river and nature in general.

Good trail, brought my pregnant wife along, and had lunch on the waterfall, we loved it.

hiking
Friday, November 24, 2017

Short loop. I measured 1.6 miles. Very well marked trails. Some beautiful views of small waterfalls and the Gorge. Easy jaunt through the trees. [Might b dangerous for small kids if not carefully supervised due to the heights and "cliffs" in some areas of the trail.]

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