Boat House Trails

MODERATE 24 reviews

Boat House Trails is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomington, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

A combination of trails off of the boathouse parking lot. Includes N, H, W, C, and L from the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve map descriptions. This trail starts and ends with steep slopes; however, most of the trail is on a relatively flat ridgetop. Views along the trail include valleys, upland forest, and occasional glimpses of the lake. The trail starts across the road from the boathouse and ends at the east end of the boathouse parking lot.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Well-maintained and well-marked. Griffy Creek Trail (C), and Lanam Trail (L) continue beyond the nature preserve's boundaries. Griffy Creek Trail parallels a dry stream bed that offers geodes, fossils, and a chance to meet some turtles.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

8 months ago

Best to come during week if possible.

trail running
8 months ago

Griffy Creek trail is a nice flat trail run, though there are a few places where you just hop the (shallow) creek. RT from parking lot to end of trail is just over 5k

9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

trail running
Monday, August 22, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

hiking
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Just a beautiful fall day in Bloomington. Trails were marked well. Lots of leaves so you just had to watch your step for rocks and roots. We combined a few trails for a good 5 mile hike. It was pretty busy, but never too many people to slow us down.