Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

Good and relaxed. The lake is amazing. Bring floating gear to chill in the lake. Your shoes will take a beating from all the horse shit. It's a horse/walk trail. But had fun.... Cheers

backpacking
2 days ago

Super muddy in certain areas but there is walk-around paths to avoid it. Very beautiful. Some areas were just breathtaking. My 5 year old cane along and loved every minute of it!

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail. Not too many people on a Saturday morning. Not a "hard" trail as stated, closer to a moderate.

Loved the trail, along the creek. TON of spider webs.

backpacking
12 days ago

This was a great warm up backpacking trip for the season. The views from the peninsula are breathtaking! They made the somewhat muddy trail totally worth it!

backpacking
14 days ago

Great camping with beautiful sunsets over Lake Monroe. The swimming was great to get all the mud and dirt off. One of our only complaints were about the trail, it is heavily trafficked by horses so it was very muddy for a large portion of the hike. Our doberman loved the hike and the camping.

This hike started out fine. we went counterclockwise from the fire tower. We passed by a few campers but were the only ones on the trail on a late Sunday morning. We didn't realize that part of the trail near the end was on the gravel road we drove in on. The last mile of the path was also super overgrown and muddy like no one had hiked it for months. We probably wouldn't return, but it was a decent length and started out great.

Nice trail. A short loop is available. Some interesting rock formations along one bank of the river. However, can't get close enough for a better look see.

hiking
21 days ago

A good choice for us. Good shade from the heat, good variety of up and downhills. Very pretty, but lacking in scenic lookouts since there's no large peaks around. I'm 45 in fair shape and would consider the full loop moderate. Don't let the 'hard' label worry you too much. We spotted several toads, a few turtles, a snake, and some very active fish once we reached the lake.

22 days ago

Went in the thick of tick season, right after it rained. This was otherwise a pretty hike, but between the mud, overgrown parts that weren't well maintained, constant spiderwebs, and bugs (including the ticks), was ready to be done early. The trail was also hard to follow at some points, which reminds me that the Alltrails trailhead is different from the trailhead located by Google Maps.

It’s not at all difficult and paved the entire route

hiking
29 days ago

Lost of horse poop. Decent camping spots once you hit the lake.

Very awesome hike with neat views. I took my puppy and ended up going 6 miles for 3 hours total. Two other people had dogs and both were off leash, so that was annoying. One was well trained but the other was obnoxious and got my dog too excited. Also passed by lots of backpackers and runners. Ended up with 4 ticks at the end, so watch out.

My brother and I hiked this trail a few different times. Easy hiking and beautiful landscape. The campsites along the lake near the end of the peninsula are absolutely flawless with phenomenal views!

Really good trail. You can alter the distance how you would like. I did the full outer loop. It took me and the dog 2.5 hours. Good scenery.

backpacking
1 month ago

First time on the Peninsula Trail and we loved it. It was crowded but the weather was perfect and we got one of the last spots on the west side of the peninsula. One of the prettiest sunsets I’ve ever seen. The trail was a little damp but not too bad. Can’t wait to go back when the water is warmer so we can swim!

camping
1 month ago

I think this trail was a great trail. Good job!

walking
1 month ago

It is a busy walking and and biking loop. Definitely an easy walk not moderate by any means. It is well maintained.

It's a nice park except for the fact they charge $7.00 for parking. Would've been cool to know that before driving all the way out here.

hiking
1 month ago

Great little getaway for an hour during lunch if you work nearby.

Do this trail at least 2 times a year and is good as long as have not had a hard rain. Low areas of mud. But beautiful views of the lake.

Great trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice views of the Ohio River!

hiking
2 months ago

*we found an E-collar at the beach section of this trail today. Pertainer brand with a black colllar. I put it on the bulletin board in the flyer box.*
Great hiking spot. Gets muddy and slippery on parts of the trails from the hose back riding.

Not terribly memorable or scenic, but worth a look if the weather is decent. The last couple of miles are too close to camping, ranger station, etc. for my taste.

Worth a visit, but not quite as scenic as other trails in the area.

Pretty but not really a hike. At 1/2 mile and although there is 1 steep climb part don’t see Howe this could rate as moderate. It’s pretty but beware plenty of Ohio river pollution.

2 months ago

Did west as east seemed to be active with heavy equipment. Part park road not all tra

Great trail for novice backpackers. We only saw a handful of people while we were on the trail, but the camp sites by the lake get full as the day goes on. Very dog friendly.

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