Explore the best canoeing 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
3 days ago

backpacking
8 days ago

Trail was mostly gravel, I like the more backcountry trails. Once you hit the lake trail and going counter clockwise, I had to traverse the creek, which while shallow, was far. Bummer. The other creek crossings were dry or dry enough to easily pass. At the dam, the lake view is beautiful, but there's only 1 real campsite - which you can reach via car (38.482765,-86.568347 camping spot, 38.482519,-86.569353 parking lot). There was someone posted up there by early afternoon who drove to the site. I was hammock camping so that was fine for me, but if you weren't, there wasn't much flat area to spread out other than the 1 spot.

It's marked as moderately traveled, but on a mid August Saturday and Sunday with a high of 80 low of 60, I only saw 1 other person on the trail, and he was on a horse.

I would do this one again, but definitely recommend a hammock.

Well marked and maintained. Lotsa spider webs on trail when we went, but that's just nature at work. We did just the loop starting from the boat ramp. Beautiful day!

hiking
14 days ago

backpacking
14 days ago

Treeline obscures view of the lake for 95% of the trail. Lots of small gravel in the trail but rain can cause some areas to flood. More than enough hills to get your heart racing, but nothing that will wipe you out. Might be a bit much for beginners. Very limited backcountry camping options, best bet is to bring a hammock.

on Westwood Park

hiking
16 days ago

Nice hike with wildflowers and lake views. I enjoyed the variety of foliage. You don't feel the elevation gain much as there aren't any big climbs.

hiking
16 days ago

backpacking
18 days ago

Prep for a 3 day backpacking trip. Looking forward to a hike without a pack in the next couple weeks. Westwood is an incredible part of this community!

hiking
21 days ago

Just what I needed near home (Cicero) in preparation for a 3 day Smoky Mountain hike. Great hike with my son from Chicago this Sunday afternoon. I'll be back!!

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Love this place and all the trails

1 month ago

Beautiful in the fall.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful place.