Chain O'Lakes Trails Loop

EASY 25 reviews

Chain O'Lakes Trails Loop is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Albion, Indiana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
958 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

There are 12 trails at Chain 'O Lakes SP. Trail 9 is marked rugged, but it seemed more moderate to me. You can indeed make a loop out of all the trails. Some go around the lakes or channels. Some are in meadows. Very nice hiking in Eastern Indiana!
Bring bug spray in the summer.

23 days ago

1 month ago

This is my favorite place to hike and run. Beautiful every season.

hiking
1 month ago

This was without a doubt one of the coolest parks that I have ever been too. The tranquility is off the charts and there is so much to do and see here. I would recommend visiting and look forward to going back myself.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I went and did most of the loop 2 weeks ago when the red buds were in bloom; majestic AF. No other soul was encountered except mother earth in her finest form. Walking around the Lakes made me feel as if i was in a Japan with the pink blooms and still water.

hiking
5 months ago

7 months ago

Plenty of trails here. We completed trail 10 to 6 to 1 for just over 5 miles. This time of year traffic is zero, but this trail would be amazing in fall. some stairs on trail 6, but not many.

9 months ago

Many trails for my dog to go crazy over and lovely wildlife crossing our paths.. The markers on a few trails were slightly confusing, but who cares when it's pretty out? Can always use some more exercise

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 13, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

canoeing
Monday, March 07, 2016

I usually get a yearly pass. Its a great place to camp, hike, and boat!

canoeing
Thursday, January 07, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The state park officially declares there are 15 total miles in trails, and my muscles agree. We went two weeks ago & started at the parking lot out by the canoe camp, hiked in on trail 4, did 3, then 10, then road walked up to the schoolhouse and used 8,7&5 to get back to 4. Since the dogs did well with that mileage, we went back this past weekend and hiked all the trails, including loop 9, which is a bit narrow but not that difficult.

Good things to know- bug repellant a must for the lake loops. You can & should avoid the beach if you don't wish to see people (and quite possibly you won't even see another hiker!). Water fountains at beach front & schoolhouse mean you can carry less water. There is parking at various trail heads but you can easily make your own route. If the schoolhouse is open, be sure to peek inside- I loved the artifacts.

All in all, we will definitely be back for hiking because the trails are challenging plus give us the mileage we need! We'd like to go camping here also, but it was at capacity last weekend so we'll definitely try the off season for that!