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hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

The falls are almost dried up at this time, down to a few trickles, still about my favorite trail, love the canyon and all the cliff views!

Great hike, good elevation but good trail pattern to ease the climb. Somewhat a low gap trail ‘little brother’. Fairly low traffic and great scenery. Perfect Sunday morning excursion.

trail running
11 days ago

backpacking
12 days ago

The hike was enjoyable, albeit a bit arduous at times. There are some great places to rest near the lake. Be wary going off trail, most of everything you see belongs to giant spooky spiders who know how tall you are, and primarily make webs at that height.

hiking
12 days ago

it was amaze-balls.

definitely one of the best places I've been in indiana!! It's been very dry for months now and there was no water anywhere when I was there.
However that allowed me to get to a lot of places that may not have been easily accessed had it been flowing.

not a hard hike at all, a lot of elevation change but nothing too crazy but you definitely need to be able bodied to do the whole loop.

backpacking
17 days ago

Really beautiful trail! Pretty easy to walk--elevation changes were for the most part gradual and not too steep. The trail was incredibly well marked and easy to follow, even with lots of dry stream beds and fallen leaves covering the trail. Very quiet. Lots of really nice places to camp along both lakes. Doesn't get much better than this in Indiana!

backpacking
19 days ago

The trail is 15.5 miles not 11.5. I hiked the trail counter clockwise from trailhead. The tail is well marked and I didn't run across any other backpackers until day 2. Camped at Indiana lake south side by the dam. Overall enjoyed the trail, plenty of water available.

hiking
19 days ago

backpacking
20 days ago

Labor Day and I had a free weekend but no buddies to go backpacking with, so I chose this loop. Holiday weekend and so I had three days, two nights. Perfect weather that weekend! I could've done the loop in two days, but I was happy to take my time. I thought this trail was mostly easy, well marked, good campsites. I ended up joining a family group there for the weekend because I didn't want to bushwhack to see Jason's Falls on my own. I wouldn't say it was worth it, unless we didn't actually find the true Jason's Falls. I would do it again if I wanted an easy, relaxing loop with some decent views. The spiders and webs across the trails were crazy, traffic was light on the trails, people everywhere were friendly. Water was readily available almost the entire time around the loop. The ticks were really bad too, just a warning. I think my 3 and 5 year old kids could do most of this, just doing some of the shorter loops.

A gentle trail, mostly packed gravel, but certainly has areas without it. The low hills, winding curves, a few deer and a nice gravel road or two makes for an enjoyable trail run.

hiking
26 days ago

Fun trail but was COVERED in all different kinds of ticks. We had to stop every 30 min or so to pick the ticks off. After the trail we went straight to the beach to change into swimsuits. We found another ~15 ticks on our clothing and socks. We had used a deet free bug spray. I would suggest getting something stronger if doing this trail in the summer.

This was a very nice and quiet trail when I hiked it at 8:30am on a Saturday in September. I would suggest stopping a little before halfway when you get near the lake. Hop off the trail to take a peek. The downside is that the trail was covered with spider webs. I literally walked into 50 of them.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago