Tecumseh Trail is a 41.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Unionville, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length41.1 miElevation gain4,498 ftRoute typePoint to point
Dogs on leashBackpackingCampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeViewsWildlifeOver grown
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Before hiking or backpacking this trail, be sure to check the HHC website (https://www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org/category/trail-conditions/) or the DNR for information on trail or camping area closures. The forest on which the Tecumseh traverses is very actively logged by the DNR and private owners, so closures and trail re-routes are frequent. Sometimes trail reroutes can add miles of road-walking, which can drastically alter the nature of the hike you might have been expecting.

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Raymond Marshall
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BackpackingGreat!

nice an blazed the new shelter was great just looked inside. would have stayed the night but I couldn't find a water source near by

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Matthew Ebert
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Nathaniel Le Belle
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Nathaniel Le Belle
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Nathaniel Le Belle
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joshua kerr
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Nathaniel Le Belle
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JD Burchett
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Matt gilmer
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Fishing

Great trail. Previously reviewed this in 2018 when we did a 3 day hike. I came back with a different friend in 2019 and made this a 2 day hike, 20 miles each day, N to S. We stayed at the new shelter and got to view the great fire pit before it was announced to the public to that was cool. Considering leaving the pack at home this year and doing it in 1 day as a challenge.....we'll see!! Hope you enjoy it.

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Brent Freeman
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Alex Farrar
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CampingGreat!

Did a three day trip with some friends! The gravel towards the end (south) was a little bigger and hurt my feet. Additionally, after a full night of rain we had to do several stream crossings but neither of those things stopped us from having a great time!

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Jason Fishaholic Schneider
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Scott Schuman
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The Duck
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With the railroad crossing on Indian Hill being closed to vehicles and foot traffic, this is now a dead end trail. While it remains passable, it is considered trespassing. And without a parking area on the north side to shuttle around,

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James Reisert
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MATT ADAMS
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Hiking

beautiful hike! well manicured trail, exactly what I would expect a back country trail to be. The fall colors made for a great view along the way, even though the creeks were dry due to drought, walking thru the dry beds was neat. Fox Den shelter was a wonderful break from the rain!

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Aaron Gibson
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Derek Woods
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RunningBugsOver grown

Definitely follow the blazes as the GPX track isn’t right especially at the beginning where it wants you on the road. I did the whole thing in 8:16:47. Nice and cool morning and a hot afternoon up to 80. Dry conditions so all the stream crossings were dry. Plenty of hikers out probably 15 in total

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Aaron Gibson
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Kristina Buchanan
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HikingRocky

We did the trail S to N. The trail has its moments where there is a lot of beautiful forestry, lakes, and ponds. The Southern part of the trail is mostly gravel and at one point you have to walk on a very busy highway. There are a lot of nice places to camp along the way especially in the backcountry area. There are a lot of places to get water but when we went a lot of the creeks were dried up so take water when you are at large bodies to store for later.

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Cameron Boger
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Day 3 (10/5/20): Left Charlie’s shelter around 10A and pressed on to finish the trail at 6P. This section of the trail was mostly on trails and downhill hiking. There were a couple more sections of road hiking, as well as service road (gravel) hiking, and water was scarce. Once you get into Morgan- Monroe, be prepared for ups and downs. All in all, I would not do this trail again nor would I recommend it. I would hike the trails in Morgan-Monroe.

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Levi Ray
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Cameron Boger
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BackpackingOver grownPrivate property

Day 2: Three of us left Yellowwood campground and hiked northbound to the Charlie’s shelter. The section is mostly trail hiking as well as a couple sections of road hiking. There were some over grown but manageable areas. There were also even a couple spots with solid elevations changes. The shelter looks to have been built in 2019 and is a pretty sight to see. There are two fire pit areas, with the larger of the two having large stone seats circling the oversized fire pit.

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Cameron Boger
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BackpackingRocky

3 of us started at the southern drop off point and hiked up to the Yellowwood Lake campground... it’s pretty much service roads of large sized gravel, and very little trail hiking. You also have to road hike about 2 miles, on a road with no shoulder.

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Levi Ray
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Derek Sease
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Backpacking

Backpacked from north to south over 3 days. Stayed at Fox Den night 1, night 2 was in the Yellowwood State Forest campground (went around the east side of the lake to drop off payment at the office before setting up camp), and then finished out the trail and went to the end. Overall good trail, but several miles are on gravel roads and a couple miles are on paved roads. The stretches along 45 and 46 had little to no shoulder to hike on. Only a couple trees down that blocked the trail and felt like 3.5-4 liters of water was adequate between water sources to refill (all the smaller streams were dried up).

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Levi Ray
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