Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area (SRA), Lost Bridge East SRA, Dora-New Holland SRA, Mount Etna SRA, Mount Hope SRA 11,594 acres - 2,855 acre lake

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

on Bloodroot Trail

camping
2 months ago

This is a very good beginner trail. I actually got turned around once and back tracked about a mile but other than that I really enjoyed the trail, there's 2 campsites marked and a 3rd that isn't marked it's a very peaceful trail, highly recommend it.

backpacking
2 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

Over all the trail was a lot of fun it is just over 12 miles. Campsite 2 is actually two campsite. Both with a fire ring and picnic table. They are about 200 yards apart. Campsite one has a. Bush-crafted shelter on it not much room for a tent and trees for hammocks are almost non existent. This is a great trail for firs timers trying to figure out if they wanna get into backpacking, or even kids. I am a pretty big dude and I would have no problem doing this trail in one sitting. It is an externally well marked trail lots of road signs for the bikers. The lake is right there if you need to filter water. Although getting down to it can be a bit tricky. It was a really good trail just not a lot to see. If you want grand views and vistas this is not the trail for you. You you want a leisurely walk in the woods this trail is perfect

backpacking
4 months ago

I did the trail as a warmup for some trips we are getting ready for. There were 5 of us and we left around 12:00 the first day and backpacked to campsite #2 and camped. We hiked out the next morning and were done by 12:00. This is an excellent trail for beginners and is well marked other than the beginning, close to the maintenance building where some work was being done. The trail takes you to some pretty remote areas and was more challenging at times than I expected.

hiking
4 months ago

It's pretty decent. Not fantastic views but secluded in the back. Well marked trails except for one confusing sign : incoming/outgoing.

it is a moderately rugged trail with plenty of switchbacks and A really lovely loop system that is a lot of fun for all levels of hikers

backpacking
8 months ago

good hike for just about all conditions and skill levels

backpacking
9 months ago

This was a great 13 mile loop for an overnight trip! Campsite #2 is great with access to reservoir and very secluded. It has a fire pit and picnic table. Everything is well marked and maintained.

I love this hike! Never a disappointment.

backpacking
11 months ago

I'm a novice backpacker. This was a good trail to test skills and train. I hiked my gear from the Mount Etna trailhead to campsite #1 which is an easy 1.25 miles up to about 3 miles if you "hug" the reservior. The trail and campsite were well kept. It was a fun trip. My only complaint is poor access to the lake to get water to filter. Big problem if you want to spend more than just overnight. There were some streams, but too dry to get water out from them.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Excellent in spring and fall. Less quality in summer months.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hiked this trail last weekend, it's actually 13 miles not 9. First 6 miles is an exclusive Indiana farm land experience, the rest is nice forest hike.

I was able to gather a bit of water but I would not rely on it at all, most was farm land run off anyways.

Bugs were not too bad yet but the spider webs were crazy, both camp sites looked very clean and free of waste.

We did pick up some small snack bar wrappers on our way through but thats all the trash we saw, very clean and will be returning for sure!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Really fun trail, after mile 6 is mostly in the woods. If your camping at one of the site make sure to register and pay at the trail head by the interpretive center,,,don't just hike in.
You can stash water at Mt,Etna boat ramp if you don't feel like carrying water the whole way.