Trail 8 Loop

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Trail 8 Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, 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.

4.1 miles
485 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


4 months ago

The views became monotonous.

5 months ago

About the most variable terrain you can find for Indiana. Some good lookouts. The lake trail was nice too but very crowded.

7 months ago

Be prepared for a serious climb up some steep stairs and you'll need to climb over a down tree so if you're short like me (5feet nothing) this can present a fun challenge. Enjoy!

7 months ago

little weedy this time of year. nice hike though

8 months ago

Great hiking trail!

9 months ago

Nice loop hike, with creeks and very pretty lake about half way. Long set of stairs make the climb out easy. Lot of down ash from ash borers. It follows the road for quite some time but traffic was mild. Highly recommend the nature center.

10 months ago

Nice but you'll have some of trek by road... added an extra 1.2 around Lake Ogle.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

This trail meets up with trail 7 to go around the lake. It was awesome! Go the extra 1.5 miles around the lake i- it won't disappoint.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Just an FYI - you might want to consider taking the trail clockwise (turn left at the first wooden bridge) otherwise you walk up the 150-step staircase instead of down it (:

*NOTE* This trail is not ideal for older adults or individuals with mobility issues. If you're planning a trip with someone who needs these sorts of considerations, I recommend the Discovery Trail behind the Nature Center, the paved Friends Trail next to the fire tower, or possibly Trail 6 around Strahl Lake if they're up for a little bit more of a challenge!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This trail didn't fee at all "remote". It's well marked and has some interesting features but definitely not anything to write home about. I'd come again with family.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

If you are a serious hiker stay away from this trail.
Way to many people.
You think you are hiking to a remote lake but what do you find but a parking lot with a play ground with a tun of people.
Also a good portion of the hike runs along the road.
For the casual hiker it may be ok but not for serious hiker.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Without intending to, I hiked this counter-clockwise. I am sure this increased the challenge, but I figure it just builds more muscle :) Very nice trail. There is quite a bit of poison ivy along the trail in the beginning, so be careful. I added trail 7 around Ogle Lake. Not sure why this is showing I gave it three stars. I gave it five.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Good solid hike on well marked trails. Took the family and went counter-clockwise. Should have read the reviews first because about 3.5 miles into the trek was almost 150 steps up. At least they were kind enough to add a bench halfway up to catch your breath. Unfortunately the park map states it is 3.5 miles but both mine and my son's pedometers put it between 4.8 and 5 miles. My kids thought I tricked them into a longer hike than they wanted.
Lots of roots and fallen trees which adds interest to the trail - watch your step.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Well marked trails. Would rate as easy-moderate. No real expansive views that could be considered breathtaking, but definitely pretty.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Very beautiful scenery and a solid hike overall. Easy to navigate around.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Clockwise is definitely the way to go. Counter has you walking up an ungodly amount of stairs.

Monday, May 30, 2016

It was awesome.... Sorry everyone... I uploaded the wrong picture... Can't figure out how to remove...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Started hike clockwise. This was definitely the easier route. Good hike. Not difficult, nice distance for a mid day hike

Friday, January 22, 2016

Great hike! Done this trail many times. Yesterday went clockwise for the first time. Snow on the ground and saw some deer close to us! Nice views. Fun trail!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Nice loop! Headed out clockwise on the Hike #8. Glad I went in that direction because counter clock wise would have meant lots of steps UP vs down. Initially the trail is near the park road and hearing and seeing the cars early on wasn't ideal but the trail eventually turns away from the main road and quiets down. I added the Hike#7 to this route so this hike was approx 5 miles.

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