North Shore Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

North Shore Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomington, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

fishing

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lake

North Shore Trail (3 miles RT)- This trail begins along North Headley Road, north of the boathouse. Please use care when walking on the road to reach the trailhead. Steep slopes, narrow pathways, and rock outcrops make the North Shore Trail the most Rugged trail at Griffy Lake. Please stay on trail.

8 days ago

beautiful views, some down trees. no big deal. some difficult spots, great hike. I did mine when the sun was rising, amazing.

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13 days ago

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

It was a nice trail. We completed the 3.3 mile round trip with our 4 year old, 3 year old and 4 month old. Some parts were really in need of repair, they have been almost completely washed out. That said, the trail was beautiful and it was nice to have picnic tables by the lake for lunch before heading back on the trail for the trip back.

5 months ago

Great lunch break but needs some cleaning.

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5 months ago

7 months ago

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Monday, June 20, 2016

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Did both the North Shore Trail and Loop. Both were very exciting and fun, with a lot of altitude changes and great views. Although the trail is not marked well at all, the path is pretty cleared out so you can find your way through. So many nice spots to sit next to the water. Definitely recommend this one for avid hikers!

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Friday, May 06, 2016

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Friday, April 01, 2016

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Friday, April 01, 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Trail was not very well marked, and we were confused a lot about where to go - but in the end it was a good, solid hike. Should be rated "moderate" in my opinion, there were a lot of slippery, steep hills and even a rock face we weren't sure how to get around. Very pretty, though - I will be doing it again now that I know the route!

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Friday, January 08, 2016

Nice trail but the best thing about this spot is kayak rentals. Nice bird watching. A fun place to go but crowded on nice summer days.

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Sunday, November 08, 2015

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Friday, November 07, 2014

The first half of this one is a loop that brings you down right along the lakeshore with some great views of Griffy Lake. The trail continues on at the top of the loop and eventually will connect you with the North Shore Loop Trail. Like the others at Griffy Lake, it's marked well and nicely maintained.