Explore the most popular horseback riding 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
4 days ago

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

mountain biking
4 days ago

All skill level trails from beginner to advanced. Geared for and maintained for more intermediate to advanced mtb’rs. Nice park, camping available.

SAFETY WARNING: this trail is located 5 miles from birdseye trail in birdseye. This trail has no mile markers and doesnt lisy the distance at the start either. it is 3 times the distance 11.8 miles. Most importantly this trail is not listed in google maps, whereas birdseye trail in birdseye that is 12 miles long and unmarked IS. I dont know what ridiculous oversight allowed this to happen but any experienced hiker knows this is extremely dangerous to a non experienced hiker. the trail being rated as "easy" , this should certainly be noted. This is a disgrace. I almost died as the sun was going down and there are bobcats in the area and i had no extra water or food beyond the 2 bottles i brought and an apple. Found out i can call 911 on satellite.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trails! Pretty narrow in most spots though, and can be difficult to navigate / there’s not a lot of markers. I took my small dog with me and he had no issues with the trail. Will definitely go back.

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!

backpacking
16 days 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
18 days ago

So it’s actually a pretty descent hike. For the most part it’s well maintained but can get confusing due to lack of signs. Since I’ve never been there I appreciated the App to help me find the way. Anyway... so the hike consists of most of trail 1, trail 2, & part of trail 4 which is actually a loop trail but on here looked like an in & out that reconnects to 2. The trees were still pretty thin but the views of the lake are awesome. As an Arizona girl (now... I grew up in SB) it was nice to have a line of great pines to walk along.

trail running
26 days ago

Beautiful trail. If your gonna run it, dig deep and focus. A lot of ups and downs. Your legs will feel like jelly when your done. However, it's worth it.

A pleasant, secluded, springtime hike on a moderately rugged trail up and down hills and along ridges. Trail varies among narrow but well-maintained paths, seldom used horse trails with the expected hoof wear on the path to abandoned logging and maintenance roads. Occasional blown down branches and trees, but easy to get around until cleared. Good groupings of early spring ground flowers, plenty of squirrels and some birds.

Good hiking and quiet. Great for my dog.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite trails for its variety, length and relative lack of hills. There are multiple water crossings that, depending on the time of year can be thigh deep, bring sandals! Several seasonal waterfalls exist just off the trail. An 1800’s cemetery is included in this trail along with several homestead sites that make this trail something to discover!

hiking
1 month ago

Went in late March with 3 other friends. We had a blast, beautiful scenery. Trail was very well marked and maintained. Only real con was there weren't really any good camping places except for about 3 or 4 places we saw on the south west side of the trail.

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is great if you can't or don't want to complete the whole trail. You can do a 3-miler which loops back to your car or the same with a 7-miler.

trail running
1 month ago

Scenic views and nice inclines.

trail running
2 months ago

Life this place! A little trouble with druggies in the parking lot and people breaking into cars but other than that this place rocks! Love the trails and I’m thankful for the guys that maintain them!!

I’ve trail nut like Hoosier forest other trails watch for the year horse poo. A lot of it when I went

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Not a difficult hike. Crosses with dirt roads. Good to be outdoors.

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.

Great trails!

backpacking
2 months ago

This isn't a terribly challenging trail, plan on 2 hours or so to get from trailhead to camp. Great trail for a beginner or if you are taking someone backpacking for the first time. You get a little challenge and a pretty good payoff of lake views. Several easy to find campsites make for a comfortable stay with beautiful lake views. Enjoy!

Great relaxing trail.

This trail is mostly covered in gravel, which I'm not a fan of, but did have a few good climbs.

hiking
2 months ago

It was pretty muddy because it had rained a lot during the week, but this is still a great park close to Indianapolis.

mountain biking
3 months ago

They both easy and very advanced trails for serious bikers. Enjoy some camping and fishing but not a lot of things to do outside of small park. Great for a weekend camping trip, not a serious destination for longer trips.

Great trails!

hiking
3 months ago

A lot of fun. Definitely challenging if you are new to hiking or (and) out of shape. I liked how clear the trail was. The lake was very pretty, looking forward to hiking this route again in the spring and fall for more foliage.

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