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So many options - a lot of variety

We have been in Bloomington for over 30 years, and it has only been in the past four years that we... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Paul K
Bloomington, Indiana
Good trail for winter walk

Walked about 5 k on quiet wooded trail with many ups and downs on a sunny day in March. Probably... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Fenton, MO.
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Nov 11, 2018
“So many options - a lot of variety”
Mar 5, 2018
“Good trail for winter walk”
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We have been in Bloomington for over 30 years, and it has only been in the past four years that we have discovered this incredible trail. We love the options that this trail offers. We have met some great people and bumped into friends. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul K
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Walked about 5 k on quiet wooded trail with many ups and downs on a sunny day in March. Probably pretty in fall, but good in winter, too. Had to cross a few creeks but enough stepping rocks that we did not get very wet....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mfsinmo
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Traffic noise fades away as you start to hike and it feels like you are much farther form Bloomington than a 15 minute drive.Very popular trail with trail runners and hikers, so it can be busy at times, but this narrow trail takes you up...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank cmeyer634
Reviewed July 7, 2016

This hiking trail is not far from town and is excellent for exercise, up hill and down, and can be as many or as few miles as you like by taking various turns. Can be busy at times. Our Black Lab loves it!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Charlene A
Reviewed October 4, 2015

This trail showcases all of the best features of the Hoosier National forest; ridges, hollows, and Monroe Lake, all in one well-designed hike. It's about a 7-mile loop, with an optional shortcut that cuts the mileage down a bit. It's my favorite hike to show...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed September 16, 2015

If visiting Bloomington this is a nice change of pace. Well marked, wooded and hilly, offers several alternatives depending on how long you want to hike.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank luv2travelsr
Reviewed May 22, 2015

The trailhead is located right next to the back parking lot of the DNR on 446. The trail is well marked, and just the right amount of hills for a good workout, some streams to cross, but not too difficult. If you take the longest...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Lori J
Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I was torn between 4 stars and 5 stars for this rating. I went with 4 stars because for a area that abuts Lake Monroe, the trail provides only very brief glimpses of the lake and does not get close to the water. That said,...More

1  Thank CharlieR617
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Lots of hills to get you warmed up, beautiful trees and views of Lake Monroe. The trail is behind the Indiana Conservation Officer Headquarter before you drive into the Paynetown SRA. Trail junctions are well marked with a 'You are Here' type map - very...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Europe69
Reviewed February 15, 2014

There are a few options to make this trail longer or shorter and we really enjoy the views - both wooded and then lakeside as the trail winds around the edge of the lake. Very nice and well-marked. Parking is easy (behind conservation office) and...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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