Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Bloomington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I find reviews here confusing. The Clear Creek Trail (paved) and the Rail Trail (unpaved) are not the same thing, though they intersect. And neither is anywhere near Bryan Park!

20 days ago

Not a bad hike, but definitely a very easy hike. I'm not sure why it's rated as moderate. Nice for an afternoon/evening hike.

24 days ago

Great flat paved trail for running, walking or biking that goes through some pretty landscape.

Nice trail when it’s not busy. Go on a weekday if you can. Parking can get tricky on nice days.

Nice views of the reservoir, especially from the Weir Trail across the street from the small IU parking lot. The spur that goes down to the water is particularly pretty.

Great trail. Copperhead are pretty prominent in the area though. Our dog did get bit and the vet said he usually gets loads of bite wounds from the Griffy area. Snakes are always a possibility so be careful.

on Boat House Trails

8 months ago

Well-maintained and well-marked. Griffy Creek Trail (C), and Lanam Trail (L) continue beyond the nature preserve's boundaries. Griffy Creek Trail parallels a dry stream bed that offers geodes, fossils, and a chance to meet some turtles.

beautiful views, some down trees. no big deal. some difficult spots, great hike. I did mine when the sun was rising, amazing.

11 months ago

It was a nice trail. We completed the 3.3 mile round trip with our 4 year old, 3 year old and 4 month old. Some parts were really in need of repair, they have been almost completely washed out. That said, the trail was beautiful and it was nice to have picnic tables by the lake for lunch before heading back on the trail for the trip back.

loved the signs! great shade snd easy trail

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great lunch break but needs some cleaning.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

it is an all paved trail, great for skating, biking, etc. I prefer a rough terrain over paved though.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Best to come during week if possible.

Monday, March 27, 2017

trail running
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Griffy Creek trail is a nice flat trail run, though there are a few places where you just hop the (shallow) creek. RT from parking lot to end of trail is just over 5k

mountain biking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Perfect trail for a family bike ride or a jog.

Good trails but not well marked. Very glad for app GPS!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Did both the North Shore Trail and Loop. Both were very exciting and fun, with a lot of altitude changes and great views. Although the trail is not marked well at all, the path is pretty cleared out so you can find your way through. So many nice spots to sit next to the water. Definitely recommend this one for avid hikers!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This is a really nice trail for an easy hike . It has benches, a drinking fountain , garbage cans and bags for doggie waste . It is all paved and has several bird feeders along the way . It was excellent to bird watch lots of birds everywhere . It did not have a bathroom along the four mile route just an FYI. The trail was marked well for mile markers, turns, roads, and stops. It had a fair amount of walkers and bikers and felt very safe to walk alone . Overall , this was a lovely little trail !

Very beautiful trails with awesome info signs and sights! Besides it being muddy, it was an enjoyable loop. Definitely recommend

Friday, March 18, 2016

Trail was not very well marked, and we were confused a lot about where to go - but in the end it was a good, solid hike. Should be rated "moderate" in my opinion, there were a lot of slippery, steep hills and even a rock face we weren't sure how to get around. Very pretty, though - I will be doing it again now that I know the route!

Friday, March 04, 2016

Me, my wife and 4 children enjoyed our time there (on foot). Lots of small loops and connectors for the children to explore. We had it all to ourselves on a Saturday.

horseback riding
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

10/10 would hike again. Best new trail

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Easy and fun trail. Would definitely recommend.

paddle sports
Friday, January 08, 2016

Nice trail but the best thing about this spot is kayak rentals. Nice bird watching. A fun place to go but crowded on nice summer days.

mountain biking
Friday, December 25, 2015


Sunday, November 01, 2015

Just a beautiful fall day in Bloomington. Trails were marked well. Lots of leaves so you just had to watch your step for rocks and roots. We combined a few trails for a good 5 mile hike. It was pretty busy, but never too many people to slow us down.

trail running
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Well maintained easy to navigate trails very close to town. With that they can be pretty "high traffic" but thats to be expected when you have such great trails this accessible. I love to use the trails for trail running because they are closer to my home than Pate Hallow, and there is still plenty to see along the way. All of griffy would be great to take out younger children or those of you who want to get out in the woods but don't have time to run out to the Deam or Morgan Monroe.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Great trails

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