Explore the most popular beach trails in Indiana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
21 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Awesome one nighter on Dec 2 weekend. Beautiful views. Didn't see much wildlife, although we did see an eagle cruising over Lake Monroe. Last weekend of hunting season, we did hear numerous gun shots in the evening and morning. Encountered one hunter who was processing his deer on the trail. I'll do this trail again, but not during hunting season.

1 month ago

Great hiking close to Indy. Nothing rugged, flat trail, nice scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Paths clearly marked and great scenery. I would avoid climbing the dunes if you have physical restrictions, but fabulous view from the tops looking down on the lake...

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is awesome and gives you an awesome view of the lake from the top of a dune

Great trail with awesome lake views !! Easy hike and kid friendly

it's a great trail. A tip do not do it when it's hot out.and if you want to get a camp site the best ones are 6and2

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained trail with clear signage. Good for beginners. Has six campsites and site 6 has the best view. You could easily hike the entire trail in a day, but it is also a great place to camp/test gear for larger backpacking trips.

Giving three stars because too much of the trail is prairie. The areas of forest are much more scenic (beautiful in the fall), but I'm not a fan of the prairie areas.

**Deer hunters are present in the fall so be aware and wear something bright orange.

backpacking
2 months ago

The trail was beautiful! Well marked. It is also well maintained. We chose a camp site out by the beach. A great weekend!

We may have gone off trail, for sure. But going into the woods, there are some cool rock-faces to climb and just an overall beautiful area.

Pretty Trail with great tree-top views. I wish there were less signs on the trail but still enjoyed it!

Loved it in the fall last year. Great beginning backpacking trail.

Hiked in for the weekend and found a great campsite. They're not all easy to find- just look for the fire rings. Wonderful fall weather and great views. The hike in was pretty moderate but felt like it went quickly.

camping
3 months ago

The fact that there are a few backpacking sites here is awesome. the scenery is great for this part of the state. excellent overall!

backpacking
3 months ago

Great hike! Took my 8 year old son and spent the day fishing at our awesome campsite. The hike itself wasn’t difficult and the change leaves made for a pleasant time. I really enjoyed the old forest pine trees. We caught several bluegill and a bass from the shore.

Great hike. We wondered off coarse a little but the hike was great.

Great trail

Trail 3 & 6 were beautiful, moderate trails that led to Hell's point, a large viewing platform. Trail 9 was strenuous with a lot of steep hills, which would have been fine if there had been a nice view. Trail 9 led to a large pasture with no shade, that ran along the Indiana Toll Road...noisy, and not a nice view. I would skip trail 9 in future and replace it with trail 7 bluebird hill, which is also a loop back to trail 3.

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