Shades State Park Backpack and Campground Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews
#5 of 10 trails in

Shades State Park Backpack and Campground Loop is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brown, Indiana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Trail begins at parking lot #3 shortly after the entrance into the park. No vehicle traffic is allowed in this area. You must hike the trail to the camp sites that are marked. If you request fire wood when checking in, they will drive a vehicle with fire wood in the evening to your site. There is a water spigot and clean enclosed latrine style restrooms at the destination. The river and canoe camp area is a short 5-10 minute walk. Great place to skip stones and let the dog fetch sticks in the water.

hiking
1 month ago

camping
3 months ago

i love this quite little trail and camp ground

hiking
3 months ago

camping
5 months ago

Saturday, July 02, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016