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.

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

awesome and fun. 6 backpacking campsites.

Good trip lots of horse ruts

I absolutely love this place. Great fall camping and can't wait to bird watch in the spring. Trails are very well maintained, much to do and see. I highly recommend this place.

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3 months ago