Explore the most popular wildlife 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
1 day ago

Good trail that is close by and easy to get to.

For safety and maintenance reasons, this park should be closed in the winter months. Tons of trees blocking the trail, leaves covering the trail making it very slippery, and not well marked. THIS TRAIL IS 7.2 MILES. The map on alltrails is not accurate in terms of where the trails lead. Several instances of having to walk through a river so be prepared to have your feet soaked.

Nice workout. Tough hill to get your blood pumping.

Nice, easy quick trail to spend some quiet time in the woods by the water. You may come across someone fishing.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice trail that is easy/moderate. During wet or rainy times, the trail can be slick and muddy in many places. Twice we lost the trail, but that is also easier to do when the ground is leaf covered. We crossed at least 10 streams in total. The lake is visible from most of the trail except for a couple of areas.

Trails 2&3 are pretty well marked, fairly challenging for beginners with a couple of nice hills to get the old muscleS warmed up, however when we moved across the street to trail 1 it is not marked very well. As this was our first time really hiking and not just walking on pavement at a county park we found our selves walking in a circle with no clear path to get off this endless loop. We did and still had an wonderful day am looking forward to returning in the spring when the leaveS come back.

hiking
8 days ago

A good walk to visit the remains of the old Rose Island park.

on Peninsula Trail

9 days ago

Nice trail. We we’ve been backpacking on this trail twice, once in February and once in August and it was a good experience both times. Park at the Grubb Ridge parking area. From there it’s a fairly easy 1.5-2 hour hike to the shore. There are many ready to go campsites right on the lake. This is a popular camping area and there was quite a bit of trash left behind at some sites. On our February trip we got some rain/slush overnight and the trail gets very muddy quickly.

on Low Gap Trail

9 days ago

The Low Gap is a great trail for quick overnight backpacking trips. While the trail isn’t overly difficult there are some elevation changes that will get your heart rate up. Also, some creek bed hiking (beware of slick smooth rocks). The scenery in the forest is nice, particularly in the fall. I’ve been here several times and have not seen the sort of litter you see at campsites on other trails, which is nice. There are several established campsites in the backcountry area. Look near Gourley and Shipman ridge for some really good spots. There is one thing about the trail that to me really makes it more of a 3.5 star, the infamous overly long gravel road portion of the trail. The large pieces of sharp gravel can hurt your feet even in decent boots. Even with the gravel this is a worthwhile trail and worth repeat visits.

To start, the "walking trail" sign is pointing away from the paved section. We walked down to the playground and never saw another trail head. Went back and took the paved loop back to a trail leading to an overlook. Perhaps we missed something because I never saw a creek or a bridge. There may have been a split that led down; where we went up. There were a lot of leaves on the ground. I'd be willing to go back to find out.

Pretty Park, many trails. Seems a popular place to hike with your dog. Trails are easy. A little over a couple miles to hike. Large parking lot accommodating many vehicles.

backpacking
13 days ago

Loved this trail... halfway through I got to catch a couple fish and make a meal... I headed back just before it got dark. There were some elevation changes that would make this a moderate trail but the last leg of it mellowed out and followed a ridge. Good times.

Nice trail for a leisurely stroll. Not crowded. Not physically challenging with lots of mature trees and a maintained prairie.

hiking
14 days ago

My wife and I hiked Trail 7 around Ogle lake today about 1 week past prime fall colors, but the Beech and Maple trees were still beautiful. The trail felt a little shorter than the claimed 1.5 miles, but we didn't track it to be certain. Quite easy trail with little to no elevation to speak of. Although trail maps show the trail going away from the lake a bit on the North side, it appears the trail does stay near waters edge the entire loop. Heavily trafficked especially during prime times in the park. Nice views of the lake on all sides.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail overall. Other than the long uphill stairs and one other short section, the trail was not too difficult and mostly flat or slight inclines/declines. My wife and I started from Ogle Parking Lot and hiked in a counterclockwise direction. We were about 1 week past prime fall colors, but still beautiful as the Beech Trees and occasional Maple were beautiful. The trail map provided at the gates are not drawn to scale or at least not that great to rely on in regard to how close you are to a road, etc. The rail actually goes right next to Hesitation Point and the main road whereas on the trail map provided, it is not that close. Trail markings were mostly good. Also, it appears unless you hike out and back to the West Overlook, the trail is closer to 3.2 miles than 3.5 miles. We will hike again in the future.

Really beautiful hike. Pretty well marked. Definitely one to try and one that I will do again.

hiking
15 days ago

Went during late fall and the trees are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. The rugged trial (9) is more just a lot of hills, so it’s definitely not a terribly hard hike, but it’s very peaceful and relaxing. There’s quite a bit to explore there as well.

15 days ago

The trail was well marked and dog friendly.

hiking
15 days ago

Fun trail that is not very hard. Has decent
Elevation for this area. Had rained so the trail was slick with wet rocks, roots and leaves.

We did parts of this trail today, a gorgeous fall day in the Midwest. This is a great park with offerings for just about everyone. The map that is online characterizes Trail 2 as rugged, and maybe for the Midwest it is. Trail 1 runs along the lake and is considerably busier than #2. If you are looking for the road less traveled, try #2.

Takes you to see 2-3 waterfalls. 1 only moves water when it gets a lot of rain. Trail 7 has 2 different legs: a rugged trail that takes you through a creek bed and down some pretty steep rocks, and the moderate: bypasses a lot of that, but you climb a lot of stairs. Love this trail, the scenery is beautiful

I really enjoy visiting here

Beautiful well maintained trail.

I have been coming here for years. It is a short easy trail, good for just getting out and taking a stroll. The water crossings are a good practice to keep you on your toes and keep your dexterity up. Great spot.

This trail is cool.

hiking
18 days ago

Really disappointed in how the horses have ruined this hike. The trail used to be runnable, now barely hikeable. Lots of deep hoof prints on climbs. Make sure it has been dry for at least a few days before you do this one.

Loved this trail. Different types of settings all during one trail.

Nice short hike. Enjoyable in all seasons.

Nice fall hike. New signage throughout trail and logged areas have thickened up nicely since last year.

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