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

Beautiful trail.

backpacking
1 month 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
2 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
3 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

4 months ago

Good trail for first season hike

hiking
4 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

5 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
6 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
6 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.

hiking
6 months ago

I’ve been here twice and both times were such a life changing experience. However, the first time I completed this trail, there was a flood. The second time, our technology died and we had to hike in the dark without light. Even though these things happened, this has become a tradition that my friends and I have begun. I highly suggest this trail.

on Bloodroot Trail

backpacking
7 months ago

This is a wonderful trail for a beginner, during the summer and fall months it’s even more fantastic. They have even added more backpacking sites! There’s 7 of them now and all of them have amazing views. There are a few steep hills to climb at the backside of the trail but take your time and you can do it!

Beautiful and lots to explore! Will definitely be back.

I'm a beginner, I thought this trail was fun, beautiful, and would come back without a doubt. Scenic waterfalls and views of the river and nature in general.

Good trail, brought my pregnant wife along, and had lunch on the waterfall, we loved it.

hiking
8 months ago

fun in the snow, saw a super cool waterfall and climbed up inside with the ice.

Short loop. I measured 1.6 miles. Very well marked trails. Some beautiful views of small waterfalls and the Gorge. Easy jaunt through the trees. [Might b dangerous for small kids if not carefully supervised due to the heights and "cliffs" in some areas of the trail.]

A lake, river, and few waterfalls to see. Trails are not marked the best but not totally impossible to navigate with a little planning and a map.

Beautiful loop trail along a creek and through a woods. Saw a snake in a pine tree here!

Absolutely one of my favorite local hikes! Many trails to choose from featuring a pond, a river, and a few small waterfalls! Kokiwanee has it all!

10 months ago

it's a great trail. A tip do not do it when it's hot out.and if you want to get a camp site the best ones are 6and2

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