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.

mountain biking
5 hours ago

Definitely for biking, not for hiking. (sorry)

I walk my dog here frequently. Nice loop and scenery around water. A lot of places to stop and give my dog water at a bench or table, a few trash cans along the way for tossing his waste so I’m not carrying it the whole time. Sometimes I wish it was longer but I just loop around 2-3 times.

ticks were horrible when I was there yesterday. be prepared with bug spray and long sleeves and pants

11 hours ago

All of Turkey Run is great, but trail 3 is my family’s favorite. You may get your feet wet, but it’s so worth it. You climb lots of stairs and a couple ladders, and you have to duck-walk through a canyon at one point. It’s challenging and beautiful. Love the waterfalls and canyons.

Trail consists of two loops, Shawnee and Lenape. Colorful prairie plantings, farm fields reverting to nature, birds such as prairie warblers. Tangeman Woods is across St. Rd 46 from property.

trail running
1 day ago

trail was in good condition overall. bikers beware lots of trees (8-10) covering the trail. 5/19/18

1 day ago

Love the hiking here!

hiking
1 day ago

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

Beautiful trail that is scenic. Terrain begins as mostly even then goes along side creeks and ravines. Multiple geocaches along the trail as well. Good for kids and leashed dogs.

mountain biking
1 day ago

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

Great trail. Especially the quarry trail

Loved this trail!

Great trip to try out my backpack carrier for my 6 mo old. Nice trail very clean. Will definitely be back

Nice hike downhill and down stairs from the nature center towards the lake loop and back.

Short grass Trail then the Ohio River then a dirt trail by a lake then done. Excellent to get started back into hiking for this summer.

backpacking
3 days ago

I hated this trail. It was marked fine but terrain that could have easily been done with switchbacks was straight up and down. We did most of it in two days, but ended up hitching it out at our second water drop because the second shelter was closed due to logging. We didn't find out until we got to the first shelter.

hiking
3 days ago

Short trek to reach the beach. Nice mix of woods and the sandy dunes.

hiking
3 days ago

Western portion of trail is overgrown, making it difficult to follow trail in spots. Muddy portions of trail is due to rain runoff on hilly portion of trail. There are several small streams that cross trail. Have to wade across Templeton Creek. There are concrete pillars in place for crossing creek. Several of them have been washed away. Your feet will get wet. Spotted various type of wildlife, frogs, turtles, rabbits and of course squirrels. There is also a nice stand of pine trees that give the trail a kind of magical feeling.

This was a nice trail. Black topped path with nice greenery surrounding path. Some areas of the water were a bit foul smelling. The area just past the cafe was along a busy road but if you wanted to shorten the trail you could bypass that part and go across the covered bridge. all in all a nice walk.

backpacking
7 days ago

Mother’s Day weekend hike! Great time! Few suggestions- we had intentions of hiking it counter clockwise after reading the reviews - but if you park at the main Trailhead- you can only hike clockwise- for an overnight trip- if you go clockwise the second day is mostly uphill which stunk! But we had a great camp site on the edge of Indian Lake- and the traffic was very low! Will do this one again - and will park past the trailhead on the road and use a connector trail to go counter clockwise!

Good trail to see wildlife

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
8 days ago

backpacked this weekend from Indian hills to low gap backcountry area. I planned to retrace my route tomorrow back to my car but the total disruption to the trail experience by the multiple timber harvests made me change my mind. instead getting a ride in the morning back to my car.
The actual trail is good and well marked but the reroutes leave you bushwacking or road walking for miles on end.
Lutheran Hills and the Foxes Den Shelter area are supposed to be closed based on signage but it wasnt on trail site so I went anyways and regretted it. It seems the lumber company used the trail and blocked it more than any other area.
Kudos to the volunteers who have cleared the trails and blazed them - great work!! I really wanted to love this trail but I was left wanting a less unstable trail. I am really disappointed in how Yellowwood Forest has been pillaged.

trail running
9 days ago

Great trails. Well maintained. The bridges, wooden stairs, and decking were in good repair. Portions of the trail were muddy even on a dry day so be prepared. The scenery is beautiful.

One issue I had with the park was that trail signs are inconsistent. They will provide info for hikers going in one direction but not the reverse.

Now as for Alltrails map, there is a problem with the route. It seems recent improvements and restrictions make the loop as drawn impossible. On the east side of the loop the trail route shows the trail crossing a creek (it's about 1/3 of the way down the east side). The park has put up fencing and signs to prohibit hikers from crossing because it is right above a really precipitous waterfall. The fencing isn't too prohibitive and the trail is still visible with stepping stone across the water. If you obey the signs, you'd have to follow the road, which would add significantly to the distance.

The only thing that makes this hike moderate is the elevation change as the trails are well maintained. I jogged when I could and with some side trails and taking pics, I did this 5 mile loop in 6.3 miles and 1.75 hours.

Nice variety of scenery. Trails well marked and interconnected.

walking
9 days ago

beginning was gorgeous but it was too close to the road and the power lines were not ideal

Bonneyville Mill has bike trails as well as the main 1.0 mile trail that is shown on this App. The highlights of the location include a 3 story lookout and two small waterfalls. The area has always felt safe to me and the area is really quite lovely. I edged up hiking about 2.8 miles and only ran into one other person who was jogging the trails while I was there. There are several bathroom facilities on the park grounds and more than ample parking. This is a very pretty place to enjoy the outdoors.

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.

For a short and simple hike, it was relaxing and had some good views.

Excellent trail for a quick overnighter, or for beginners .. The campsites were excellent , having the means of firewood, water and facilities right at camp is nice .Short walk to sugar creek ,.. My real only complaint is that the trail is so peppered with signage,..Prob, close to 50 signs on a 2.5 mile stretch.. Two dozen were completely not needed and takes away the feeling of "being out there" .. But , all in all , very nice. Would recommend .

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