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Scarce O'Fat Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 551 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wildlife

Blowdown

Bugs

Over grown

Snow

No dogs

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Reviews (224)
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Recordings (179)
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Steve Wilson
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HikingBugs

We had some confusion with the arrows at one of the intersections with Tecumseh Trail, but figured it out.

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John Lashbrook
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Hiking

This is a trail you dont want to miss - add to your wish list. Hike counter clockwise saving the High King section for the grand finale. There's deep ridges, large trees, creek crossings, and spectacular scenery.

Song Brewer
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HikingOff trailOver grown

A third of the trial seem to be on the fire trail, be prepared for lots of bugs following you most of the was. The trail is very well marked.

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Ajay Bhoja
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HikingBugsMuddy

Great trail, hot and muggy with lots of mosquitoes. Lots of frogs along the trail.

Andrea Koontz
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HikingBugsOver grown

Despite some summer overgrowth and bugs, this is a nice trail. The trail doesn’t follow the All-Trails path in a few places, but it’s well-marked and easy to follow. There is a bench at the top of High King Hill that may have a decent view of the lake in the fall/winter.

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Mike Martin
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Hiking

Good loop. About 1 miles of gravel road at the top. Coming back down the sign does not say scarce of fat trail. Need to come down Tecumseh trail. Ends at high King Trail Trail head.

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Amy Clewell
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Hiking

Beautiful hike with kids, trail sign said 4 mile loop but seems to be closer to 5 miles. Lots of creek crossings, and up and down into the high forest.

Reginald Wolford
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Hiking

Tried to go here on 5/22 but the dirt road to the trail head had a big puddle. Was afraid I’d stall the car! Still want to try it sometime.

Cindy G
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HikingMuddy

Very enjoyable trail for our family. There is a section that follows gravel road but most of the trail is in the woods. Crisscrosses the creek down in the ravine which is always fun. The road to the trailhead was washed out-passable but I don’t have the best vehicle for that! Parts of the trail were muddy but that was to be expected as it had rained all night and part of the day before we headed out. Considering the rain it was in great condition.

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John O'Reilly
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Hiking

Rattlesnake! Was a great hike! We missed that you are supposed to drop down on the Tecumseh trail about half way through the loop...and honestly that is the best part of the trail. Our diversion however brought us past the largest rattlesnake I have ever seen! Heard it before we saw it.

Abbi S.
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Hiking

One of my faves. Usually I have issues this time of year with ticks in Yellowwood. No issues today though!

Matt Evans
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Hiking

Trail wasn’t muddy at all even though it rained all night before and the entire time I was out on it. The creek was easily passable. Perfect day for it.

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Danielle Hynes
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Hiking

Cool trail, minus the part that goes along a gravel logging road. About halfway through the trail meets up with the Tecumseh and that was our favorite part. It meanders alongside a creek for a bit and was really beautiful. Trail would be 5 stars if not for the logging road.

Tim Lappin
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Hiking

Well-maintained! A little muddy this time of year but not too bad.

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Laura Alford
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HikingMuddy

Trail was really muddy but we’ve been on it before and that hasn’t been an issue so it was more weather related with the melting snow recently. Great overall trail with some good hills and views. Watch for a turn that isn’t well marked on the road portion of the trail which we missed.

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vitian Robinson
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HikingMuddy
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Cady Linn
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Hiking

Moderate trail that is good for dogs or kids. Pretty views of the lake. Missed peak of leaf change. Would be a beautiful walk to enjoy colorful leaves.

Strait Hill
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Hiking

Nice little hike. Nice trail. Last little stretch with a view of Yellowwood Lake.

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Stephen Bagwell
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Hiking

I would highly recommend this trail to a beginner who wants to push his or herself. It’s clearly marked and I didn’t lose cell phone signal the whole way, so it’s impossible to get lost! It takes you pretty deep into the woods, I saw a bunch of gray squirrels, chipmunks and a few deer. Lots of great scenery.

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M Hopkins
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Hiking

Enjoyed the hike. Pretty easy for the most part. Beautiful forest.

A.J. Moir
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HikingBugs

Quiet and well-maintained. There wasn't much to see except a dry creek bed. Only one spider web for me. For animals I saw a few chipmunks and one snake.

Jodie Newman
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Scott M.
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Scott Kizer
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Hiking

A good hike. The best part is about halfway. Very deep ravines and beautiful trees, great scenery. There is a bench dedicated to the tecumseh trail, in this area. Which had me concerned I strayed off path for a sec.lol

GM J
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Hiking

I recommend this trail. Part of it is a gravel road, but still nice trail. Well maintained.

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