Tipsaw Lake Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Tipsaw Lake Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Leopold, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

hiking
26 days ago

Fun trail but was COVERED in all different kinds of ticks. We had to stop every 30 min or so to pick the ticks off. After the trail we went straight to the beach to change into swimsuits. We found another ~15 ticks on our clothing and socks. We had used a deet free bug spray. I would suggest getting something stronger if doing this trail in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

birding
3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice trail ! In early spring parts of the trail could be flooded due to the lake and spring rains.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great trail for mountain biking or hiking.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, very muddy in spots after a recent rain but very worth it. Had the trail all to myself.

7 months ago

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7 months ago

I liked it and loved all the pine forest around the lake.

7 months ago

10 months ago

Love this trail! Fun as can be! Between the lake view, all the Pines, creek crossings and maintenance of the trail its perfect! Not hard at all (has its moments though) only saw one backcountry campsite but did see two group sites at recreation areas. Definitely a trail I will come back to!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail for a day hike

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Nice trail, listed at 5.9 miles on map. Opportunity for water and restrooms at beach area in season. Trail follow a the road for a short time on the south side of the lake and you can hear the beach at a point or two on the trail. We met a pair of mountain bikers, but otherwise nobody else on the trail. There has been a fair amount of rain lately, so several wet and muddy spots where you will get your feet wet, but also a couple of places to filter water, if needed. I expect a couple of the streams have water except when it's really dry out. we parked at the beach and enjoyed a swim and picnic after the hike.

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Hiked a day after rain so it was sloppy but totally worth it!

Monday, July 06, 2015

Hiked the lake on July 5, 2015 and it was messy muddy which made it that much more fun. A lot of obstacles to overcome with trees down across the trail which made it more challenging. It was awesome!