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

views are beautiful from the top of the lake

Muddy trail with many large puddles after it rains, plenty of water wildlife, flat trail

very nice surprise

Nice trail. Well marked. Very scenic with the water and birds.

hiking
28 days ago

Well-maintained and well-trafficked trail that’s good for hiking or trail running. Definitely would consider this to be more easy than moderate

Loved it! Very kid friendly!

1 month ago

Nice hike through bird sanctuary and through woods.

Loved this trail!

Awesome trail through the middle of two lakes. Lots of bird life, and the E & SE portion of the loop is nicely elevated for larger views.

Park at the Orninthology Center. A few parts of the lake portion are submerged, do be ready to walk on boards & rocks. Mostly the trail is comfortably wide and solid for walking.

trail running
4 months ago

Love eagle creek! Several great trails.

trail running
4 months ago

Just discovered this trail on All Trails app and I live close enough to walk there! What a great trail for hiking or trail running. Lots of variation,ups and downs to keep your blood pumping, over many fallen trees on the trail, under them as well. Today the trail was muddy in several spots, difficult at times to know if you were on the actual trail, no markings.....but all that said, I can’t wait to get back over there and do it again!

trail running
4 months ago

I live near here so an annual pass is a must! This is a beautiful park 15 minutes from Downtown Indy, though you’d never know you were so close because of the setting! I run this trail often, it’s about 6.5 miles if you complete the loop. You have some slight elevation, run beside a lake, lots of variation. I’d rate it as a very enjoyable somewhat moderate trail. If you’re experienced more of an easy rating. It’s definitely worth your time to visit Eagle Creek Park and the Red Trail is my favorite of all!

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy trail though most is near the creek so flooding can be a big problem depending on the time of year. Be prepared for it to be closed or very muddy. Other than that, very easy, wide, flat trail.

on Fall Creek Trail

4 months ago

The trail is totally flooded today. Come prepared for a nice walk on the road. Wait till the waters recede and I’ll give it 5 stars !

hiking
4 months ago

Trail follows the western shoreline if Eagle Creek Reservoir. Trail maps are not available from Indy Parks. Outstanding views of the reservoir. Some low lying areas are extremely wet. Times of heavy rains will probable make portions of the trail underwater. Lots of blowdown on the trail.

A bigger version of the South Overlook Trail. More of trail is through Eagle Creek Park forest.. It partially follows what is called the fitness trail located in the northeast portion of the trail. Exercise equipment available for those that chose to exert themselves even more.

hiking
5 months ago

Really nice trail! Loved it! Well marked, well traveled. Two spots, very small area, where ice was still present. Ground was frozen so it was not muddy.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun trail yesterday that is still snow packed. Not too strenuous and there are stairs near the Creek to cut down on erosion. Great place to bring the dog. Took about an hour on the full snow pack just because there were some icy spots. I expect it will be muddy once it melts. Ample parking and not crowded at all.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

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

A superb loop combining various trails within the heart of Eagle Creek City Park. This loop takes you through some of the best parts and combines the trails in an efficient and even fun manner.

A superb loop trail that combines all of the trails into one nice perimeter loop. It turned out to be a perfect 10km. I'd recommend parking on the south side as it makes for an easy starting point. Although, any parking lot will do. The part along the highway isn't super ideal, but it's a good trail, with the walk around the lake being a highlight. This will get you off of the main walker's routes, so enjoy!

trail running
9 months ago

A fun mix of trails at Fort Harrison State Park. This nice Oct morning had good weather, well kept trails and about a dozen deer, including 2 bucks! The less traveled route is my favorite - narrow, sharp turns and a few small inclines.

hiking
10 months ago

A really nice and well maintained trail.

Nice wooded path that hugs the reservoir. Some wild flowers in bloom along water. Trail needs some small clean up in certain areas off path, but close to trail . I bet early morning would give walkers more bird life to view. Great city hike!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beautiful in the fall.

on Fall Creek Trail

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

The map shown here is not quite Fall Creek, it starts out at Fall Creek and loops onto Camp Creek Trail, looking at the map from the park here: https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/ftharrison_trail.pdf
This is a nice, easy trail that follows the water, you can see the disc golf course across the creek, and can actually walk across if the water is low. There are many side trails that are unmarked. Great for an easy hike.

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

This is such a great trail. You can connect into other trails or just follow this one. This is actually about 6.5 miles.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A quiet trail that makes you forget you're right in the city. I like to run this trail. Closer to 6 miles. Almost 7 of you add on the loop by the 71st Street entrance.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

A great trail that takes makes you forget you are still in the city. Eagle Creek is a great park to enjoy.

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