Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily 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: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 226 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

wildlife

Series of interconnected trails for IU Research off of Headley Road. Lots of accessible areas but some will be off limits for time to time due to extensive research by the IU teams.

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blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

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muddy
scramble
2 months ago

It was a bit muddy and slippery in places due to recent rain. There is one point where the trail takes you down to the lake , it’s got quite a bit of lose rock and I wish I’d had my walking stick with me. I love this trail though.

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
over grown
3 months ago

Really pretty trail. Not super groomed so be ready to walk over water and tree roots. Pretty close to the road. Overall I had a pretty good experience and my dog loved it!

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muddy
washed out
4 months ago

The creek has flooded a few times this spring, which has washed out the trail in a number of places. Hopefully, the trail will improve with new growth and some maintenance.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Nice views of the reservoir, especially from the Weir Trail across the street from the small IU parking lot. The spur that goes down to the water is particularly pretty.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Great hike!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Good trails but not well marked. Very glad for app GPS!

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Very beautiful trails with awesome info signs and sights! Besides it being muddy, it was an enjoyable loop. Definitely recommend

hiking
Friday, April 10, 2015

Multiple trails make up the system around Griffy Reservoir (aka Griffy Lake). These trails are visited frequently and range from easy to moderate. The trails are decently maintained and well marked. There are numerous sites to pause and admire almost the system including the lake and numerous streams-creeks. There are trail closures due to weather, damage, and research areas so watch for posted signs at trail heads.

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Nice set of trails just south of Griffy Lake. Trails on both sides of the road and most are really well marked loop trails with lots to see and some info signs about the preserve along the way.

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3 months ago

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6 months ago

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11 months ago

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

trail running
Sunday, June 03, 2018

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Friday, March 09, 2018

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

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