Two Lakes Loop Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Hiking on the 2 Lakes Loop Trail

This 15.7 mile trail is designated a National Recreation Trail. The shaded complex of loop trails includes scenic hardwood forest and beautiful views of Indian and Celina Lakes. The main trail is marked in white, with spur trails marked in orange to offer short, day hikes. Much of this trail is on steep slopes and could take 4-5 hours to hike half the distance. Along the trail's routes, wildlife openings are maintained where deer, turkey, quail, and songbirds are commonly seen. One of the Hoosier's watchable wildlife areas are along this trail.

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At a Glance

Fees None
Permit Info: None needed.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Hiking only.
Closest Towns: Tell City, IN
Water: none
Restroom: none
Operated By: USFS, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586; Phone: 812-547-7051

General Information

Directions: Located 3 miles south of Interstate 64 off State Highway 37. Turn at the large portal sign. A gatehouse sits just off State Road 37 at the entrance of the recreation area. Stay straight on the main road, the first trailhead is just past the first paved road on the left. There are several parking areas along this road all the way down to Indian Lake. Each has a spur out to the main Two Lakes Loop Trail. The rist parking spot is the closest to the main trail. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 38o 11' 56.664"N, Long - 86o 35' 53.951"W

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Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

This 15.7 mile trail is designated a National Recreation Trail. The shaded complex of loop trails includes scenic hardwood forest and beautiful views of Indian and Celina Lakes. The main trail is marked in white, with spur trails marked in orange to offer short, day hikes. Much of this trail is on steep slopes and could take 4-5 hours to hike half the distance or if you use the loops you could make a multi-day backpacking trip. Along the trail's routes, wildlife openings are maintained where deer, turkey, quail, and songbirds are commonly seen. One of the Hoosier's watchable wildlife areas are along this trail.
Fire Informationyou may see old fire scars, no camping areas along the trails are provided.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Day Hiking

This 15.7 mile trail is designated a National Recreation Trail. The shaded complex of loop trails includes scenic hardwood forest and beautiful views of Indian and Celina Lakes. The main trail is marked in white, with spur trails marked in orange to offer short, day hikes. Much of this trail is on steep slopes and could take 4-5 hours to hike half the distance. Along the trail's routes, wildlife openings are maintained where deer, turkey, quail, and songbirds are commonly seen. One of the Hoosier's watchable wildlife areas are along this trail.
Fire Informationnone
Elevation descsome of the trail is rather steep
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
15.7 miles

  Latitude : 
38.1991

  Longitude : 
-86.6106

 



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