Hiking Trail 10

MODERATE 53 reviews
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Hiking Trail 10 is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbus, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
495 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Follows ridge behind fire tower before looping northward crossing deep ravines and hilltops.

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16 days ago

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1 month ago

A nice hike with a couple of challenging climbs. It is best to hike this trail in a clockwise direction. This allows you to take a short rest at the CCC shelter before finishing the last quarter mile back to the trailhead.

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1 month ago

A great hike with a number of steep inclines. The lookout building makes for a nice resting point.

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1 month ago

This trail has a step ascent that makes swift walking difficult for those with breathing obstruction.

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2 months ago

Challenging elevation changes. Very peaceful.

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5 months ago

It was pretty dry, but I can see that if it was muddy it would be almost impossible.

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5 months ago

Great trail!

6 months ago

Fairly difficult hike but worth it.

6 months ago

Nice hike. No one around today.

hiking
6 months ago

It really makes no difference if you take this trail clockwise or counterclockwise! This trail can get pretty muddy after a good rain.

*NOTE* This trail is not ideal for older adults or individuals with mobility issues. If you're planning a trip with someone who needs these sorts of considerations, I recommend the Discovery Trail behind the Nature Center, the paved Friends Trail next to the fire tower, or possibly Trail 6 around Strahl Lake if they're up for a little bit more of a challenge!

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

A favorite trail from my years in Indiana. The last time I visited was right before I moved to Colorado, and my mom and I trekked out and back instead of around the loop. I hiked with my dog and a fully loaded pack, and I would still/also rate this hike as moderate, though the final hills on the way back do feel steep if you've been hoofing it the whole time.