Boat House Trails

MODERATE 34 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

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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.

1 month ago

A couple steep slopes but otherwise an easy hike. Nothing spectacular in terms of view.

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8 months ago

Not a bad hike, but definitely a very easy hike. I'm not sure why it's rated as moderate. Nice for an afternoon/evening hike.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Best to come during week if possible.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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

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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.

trail running
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Well maintained easy to navigate trails very close to town. With that they can be pretty "high traffic" but thats to be expected when you have such great trails this accessible. I love to use the trails for trail running because they are closer to my home than Pate Hallow, and there is still plenty to see along the way. All of griffy would be great to take out younger children or those of you who want to get out in the woods but don't have time to run out to the Deam or Morgan Monroe.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Great trails

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Griffy Lake is a beautiful and well maintained nature preserve just outside of Bloomington. The trails are easy to moderate, in good condition, with trail heads close to the boathouse and parking area. These trails aren't the longest you will hike in Indiana by any stretch, but they make it up in scenery. Many of the trails hug the edge of Griffy Lake, bending around steep vertical banks and rock shelves (there are also plenty of flat rocks for skipping, just mind the boating enthusiasts). Kayak and canoe rentals are available at the boathouse and charge by the hour. Unfortunately, camping and campfires are not permitted.

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Nice set of trails right off of the boathouse parking lot. A few trails branch off from the main hiking trail but they are well marked on the posts and trees as you work your way around the lake.

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