John Grubb Ridge and Terrill Ridge Loop Trail is a 19.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Heltonville, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from September until May.
Pretty valleys with quiet streams, views of Lake Monroe from high ridgetops. This is a hike of a combination of old and current trails in the Deam Wilderness Area. The trail condition varies from good in most places on current trails to barely visible/bushwhacking on old trails. There are stream crossings where your feet will get wet during most of the year. There are pretty valleys along these streams going through nice hardwood and pine forests. There are fairly large hills to climb, but the grade is moderate. Views of Lake Monroe can be had from the ridgetops when the leaves are off. I recommend hiking this route winter, spring, and fall. During the summer, stay on the more maintained and used trails to avoid greenbriars and poison ivy.
Brother and I hiked in Friday -Sunday to mess with our bushcraft. Always an awesome area to hike. Were a lot of folks out enjoying. Not cold enough.
This trail was rather boring. The bottom part of the loop runs right next to the road for much of the trip. Fairly easy with minimal elevation and little wildlife. I suggest hiking deeper into the deam wilderness. More wildlife and a little better scenery. However if your mushroom hunter this Trail offers numerous different species of mushrooms.
The trails in Deam Wilderness are easy to moderate by my standards. The main trails are wide and easy to follow. You can get lost by taking side trails but that is difficult to do.