Lake Vista Trail (Trail 4)

MODERATE 16 reviews

Lake Vista Trail (Trail 4) is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Providence, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers 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
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

The Lake Vista Trail is my favorite in the area. Anyone who is not in pretty good condition should take the "left" side going in as the climb is gradual.
The variety of trees and wildflowers in the area always amazes me and if you know someone who is knowledgeable about native plants take them with you because it is a great place to learn.
The view from 'the top" is not as good as it was twenty years ago but it is still worth the hike. Being at eye level with the neighboring knobs is breathtaking and a small part of Deam Lake can still be seen far below through the trees.
The sandstone outcropping at "the top" is a great place to relax and eat lunch so throw a small blanket in the backpack along with a sandwich.
One last note to all of those who walked it before I did this year, I did not see a single piece of litter and I was pleasantly surprised. Keep up the great work!

4 months ago

beautiful... flowing creek with gorgeous rocks, then it goes up, up up...pretty steep for a bit. trail markers are sparse at times, but you can see the trail mostly

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9 months ago

Nice short loop trail. A little overgrown in places and very steep near the north end. Beautiful wooded area to hike through.

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10 months ago

trail is not marked well. some trees are down. nice hike, strenuous uphill sections. cool rocks at the top with names carved in them. some of the dates are 1800's. neat!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Awesome trail! You work your way up the incline for the first half then back down the other side down into the bottoms on the way back. Awesome view from the top when the leaves are off the trees! Make sure when you get to the top you climb the rocks (there's a Side trail but climbing is much more fun). Atop the rocks there's a weather right ammo can with a log to write in and first aid essentials.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

This trail is a great workout, and has good views when the leaves are down. It doesn't see much traffic, so the trail can be hard to follow at times and the decent from the top can be very slippery. If you add Trail 1 directly across the street, you end up with a 2.5 mile figure 8.

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