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A good challenge but the views are worth it! bring trekking poles or a walking stick!

Secluded spot with a couple shelters and benches downstream on the Salamonie River.

hiking
13 days ago

Secluded spot with a couple shelters and benches downstream on the Salamonie River.

great hike nice waterfall

Pretty easy trail to get done in a day. I did it in under five hours. The trail was pretty wet and soggy but it was still a good hike. I would definitely recommend this trail for a good day hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views

backpacking
2 months ago

The trail was much better than expected from the reviews here. I enjoyed the outing. I walked it straight through, so I didn’t camp, but the sites looked much nicer than I had envisioned. It was nice to not have to dodge the muck left by horses on so many of the other trails at Salamonie. My watch tracked the distance at 11.65 miles. I’ll be back.

super pretty in the fall. saw alot of pretty rock walls and water falls. trails are well kept.

Nice hike, not too crowded... good waterfall, and easy enough for kids. Will be back. Go when water is high.

Did the outer loop and mixed variations, about 3 hours of hiking. Family of 5 with a 6, 12, and 14 year old and were able to navigate with little difficulty. Trails are not marked very well, but if you have a decent sense of direction you will be fine. the Falls are filled from the South not north. So after a good southern rain (Indy) the falls will be pretty.

There are full elevation changes with improvised steps to assist. all-in-all it was a very fun afternoon with really great in woods views of tall mature trees with Good quality ID markers to teach the different types of trees in the woods. I suggest the CR 50 s parking lot. Its small but forces you to get out and hike.

backpacking
3 months ago

I hiked to campsite #4 during mid to late summer on this trail.

The first few miles are pretty boring, as said here elsewhere, but then you get into some trees and eventually near the lake.

When I was there, there was an infestation of spiders in the forest. I'm not joking when I say I walked through hundreds of webs and spiky butt spiders in the couple of miles of forest. They weave particularly strong webs so it is pretty annoying. Not sure if it was the time of year or what, but it's worth noting.

Beautiful trail.

backpacking
5 months ago

One of the best places to backpack in Indiana. Some of the sites have great scenery of the lake. The only access to water is from campsite 6 so make sure that is something you bring

Some forks in the trail are not marked at all, so this turned a bit into a guessing game. When you get to the parking lot, go on the unmarked wider trail and just a bit farther down will be a sign. We went with young children and took the wrong one from the start, which added a lot of time. It was pretty, but our kids were over it by the time we actually found the waterfall.

Also, the day we went there were a LOT of active spiderwebs that we had to gently push through. (ALL had spiders in them.) Just be prepared for that.

But this was very beautiful and only about 40 mins from SW Fort Wayne.

ive been going here since i was a child. its even become my adult escape just because of the drive time from fort wayne. be prepared for bugs, twisted ankles, waterfalls and deep breaths. many dont believe that there are hills in norther indiana. but once you go past that first waterfall and climb up from the bottom youll bite your tongue. I have found a total of 7 waterfalls on the south side of the river. go explore.

Took the whole family. Loved the trail. Beautiful area to spend part of the day in.

This was a great escape! Fairly moderate trails, quite enjoyable.

backpacking
6 months ago

The scenery is not super exciting for the first half of the trip, but once you loop around to the woods it gets a lot better. It is also used for mountain biking so the second half of the trail is a lot more windy, with small hills to hike up and down which we liked. We used this trip as practice for a week-long camping trip in August so we picked it for the distance/elevation changes and didn't care as much about the scenery.

FYI - no pit toilets so be prepared with a trowel to dig a hole and toilet paper. Also, the only campsite that has access to the lake is #6 (or #2 if you're looking at the map that just has two campsites listed) so if you are packing light on water with the intention to use a filter to refill, be sure to at least stop at this campsite.

Nice shaded trail! The waterfall was cool! Will definitely return!

So much to explore on these trails even though they are impossible to follow. One of the best hiking trail places in Indiana in my opinion. I was confused why there were so many no horses signs when it was obvious that a lot of horses have been on the trails. The horses destroy the trails and make it very muddy in some areas

Very easy to hike trail. Be ready for the distance though. The campsites are reachable in about 2 hours (6miles). The trail is very well marked. The best sites are 2 & 6.. 6 has two sites and has the best view and picnic tables. Sprint has very limited service. Be ready to get your shoes muddy and bring bug spray.

Shaded trail great for walking your fur babies. Nice little waterfall with a stream along the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

easy trail to test gear. besides that very disappointing. most of the trail was next to fields and half of what use to be the woods part has been cutt down and is now a field of wood chips.

on Bloodroot Trail

8 months ago

Good trail for first season hike

hiking
8 months ago

Overall good trail. I did it as a solo overnight trip to test out some new gear. A good portion of the trail is on grass and it’s well marked the entire way. Trail was extremely muddy and waterlogged. Views of the lake were nice. There are 6 campsites, all with fire pits and some with benches/picnic tables. It’s a nice beginner hike.

Drove from Ft Wayne to do a photo session with our dogs and we were not disappointed! We’ve gone to all the trails around the city and wanted to go somewhere with more...everything! This was it! The trails were well maintained and well directed. Our dogs had a blast during the session at the waterfall and we had a blast watching them! Will come back, for sure!

on Bloodroot Trail

9 months ago

Easy hike and the trail was very well maintained

Salamonie State Forest and Dam have plenty of trails hike, with scenic rivers, lakes and cliffs . Not all of the trails tie together. Many are separate and in different locations in the forest. The trail path's are not clearly marked and it can be easy to become disoriented and lose your way. In certain areas you are allowed to fish, hunt and camp. Both primitive and RV. The campgrounds are not very well maintained nor are they anything to marvel at. Overall it's a solid place to visit if you're within an hour travel time. I've been coming here since I was a child and will continue to do so but for no more than the hiking and fishing.

backpacking
10 months ago

The trail was marked very well. We just had a whole mess of rain, so it was pretty muddy, naturally. We tried to get water from the lake, access can be difficult depending on where you're at. I don't have a reference point, but we changed the name to Siltamonie Lake. Getting water might be difficult.

It is a really good trail to break-in a beginner backpacker or hiker.

backpacking
10 months ago

The begging and ending of the trail (same route) are mostly plain, either walking parallel to the road or cornfield. I did the trail on a Saturday after about a week of rain and the plain areas of the trail were basically a marsh. The middle chunk of the trail, where the campsites are located are wooded scenic for northern Indiana.

The trail is well marked, possibly a little too well marked taking away a sense of adventure. You're also never too far from the state roads and can hear cars driving by in the distant. With that said the trail was great to get my pup back into backpacking shape and I would suggest to anyone wanting a quick easy camp, or beginners.

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