Mason Ridge Trail

EASY 39 reviews

Mason Ridge Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Martinsville, Indiana that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

11 months ago

Heads up: this trail is a little closer to 4.0 miles in distance.

I hiked this trail clockwise with my parents (who are in their 70's) and it took us a little over two hours. This trail is relatively easy and could easily be hiked by older adults, with a recommended mobility aid (trekking pole, etc.)

Overall this a great trail for hikers of all skill levels, just watch out for some of those roots!

*side note: we hiked this trail June 25, 2017 and there were several trees down along the trail.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Beautiful trail. Not very hard so you can really enjoy the hike.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Took the kids and it was great for them. Would be a good trail for dogs on a leash, and also trail running.

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Great trail to take the kids on.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nice easy trail. We have completed it several times with our dog, toddlers walking, and baby in the pack. For the loop, we suggest starting on the Low Gap portion and returning on the Mason Ridge Portion. There are several stream/drainage crossings, so it gets muddy if there has been rain.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Nice easy trail. Lots of downed trees. Park has lots of potential- low traffic!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I went out to Morgan Monroe today with my wife and our dogs to get some trail time since it was so nice out. Things were great until we got half way through the trail and found out that they've closed the entire southern portion of this trail and a large portion of the Tecumseh Trail while they destroy half of the forest for a bike path. I really love this place and I hate to rate it so low, but to not even reroute the track and just close it like this is horrible.

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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Hiked this loop starting at the low gap trailhead. The trail is relatively easy, but does have some decent elevation change. It's hard to channel the ol' inner woodsmen though, being so close to the road for most of the loop. Still an excellent 3.5 mile jaunt.

hiking
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hiked this a couple of weeks ago and the trail was really muddy at the time so it took a little longer for us to complete than it normally would. Parts of the trail are nice, parts of it run along the road. We also heard a lot of gun shots in the background, like someone was doing target practice.

hiking
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This trail is actually in Martinsville and helps connect the Low Gap Trail parking lots. It also crosses Forest Road to complete the "loop" and you can find the Mason Ridge/Low Gap sign in the south parking lot. Great views along the way of this nice, easy loop.

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