Loop Island Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Loop Island Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Albany, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wildlife

Nice loop around a marsh and wetlands, which goes to the Ohio River.

hiking
15 hours ago

2 months ago

We took our 3 year old and 6 year old and they did pretty good. The first part of trail 3 is pretty steep but the kids managed to walk back up with little complaint as it's a paved trail. Lots of history here, would like to come back in October or November and stay until dark because it's a little eerie!

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

Local here. This trail is more of a walking trail but we biked it. We started behind the Falls of the Ohio museum building. It had rained that morning but the trail seemed ok just blocked part way because of flooding the week before. Might bike it again some day but not till it's cleaned up.

walking
10 months ago

HORRIBLE.. IM ALSO A LOCAL TO THIS AREA. THIS IS A HANG OUT FOR DIRT BAGS!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I'm a local, and while at the right time of day at the right time of year it can be beautiful in some spots, I honestly cannot recommend this trail.

a trucking company next to the wetlands will tow your car (probably after its been broken into)

There is considerable sketchy activity that occurs there and it's full of garbage, up to and including discarded drug needles.

i would recommend driving 8 more minutes to hit the trails at Lapping Park in neighboring Clarksville, Indiana.

Monday, May 23, 2016

walking
Friday, March 25, 2016

It's behind an old storage building (of sorts), so it's hard to find (and park, as you have to make a spot). Once you do park, though, head straight and there'll be a paved path that runs into a dead end of old railroad tracks. If you look on the right there's a path (not paved, but flat and easy) headed into the woods that "loops" around and puts you back onto the paved trail. It was a little muddy when I went because of the rainfall, but it wasn't all that bad. It was nice for me to find a trail I could do because I'm very clumsy and can't do difficult trails. It was nice to find this in the city. Nothing all that great, but it is nice to see a little bit of nature in the city.

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

If for no other reason to do this trail other than just to get another trail on your personal list, don't do it. It stars as a concrete walking path on top of a flood wall. As you look to the right towards the river, you can see tons, and I mean tons the weight, of trash. If you look towards the left you see a housing project. Once you actually get to the trail head and start, you see more of the same. Trash and debris. I suggest taking some sort of protection because you might need it. AWFUL!

walking
Sunday, September 20, 2015

this area is pretty deceptive when you first arrive. there is no real easy way to access the trail and it's right behind and old industrial area, so at first you feel like you might see a drug deal do down, or come back to your car missing it's tires. the industrial look is kinda cool and is a photographers wet dream. though I wouldn't recommend going close to getting dark. we parked right by the Loop Island Wetlands sign. after you walk through all the over grown concrete and get on the paved trail it's pretty nice. the paved trail takes you to some gravel and dirt trails that go along the wetlands. if you go out far enough one trail takes you to the river. overall it's a nice nature walk, nothing too hard. seems like a place highschoolers like to go to hangout by how many of them I saw and all the fast food trash left behind.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

I was not expecting very much from this trail but was pleasantly surprised. This trail is located behind a rundown abandoned leather company and the area looks ghetto. The trail is about 1 mile and is surrounded by silver creek and swamp and takes you to where silver creek joins the ohio river. I saw deer and people fishing. This place could be really nice if it was taken care of but it's still a place I would recommend to check out. Very cool!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

hiking
Wednesday, May 02, 2012