Ted T. Turtle Trail

Area Status: Open

This 1.2 mile interpretive trail takes you through a scenic hardwood forest, along a small creek and down to Lake Monroe and back. Along the trail, you can learn abou the history, geology, and wildlife common to southern Indiana. There are signs along the trail that interpret different aspects of history, wildlife, the environment and other points of interest.

At a Glance

Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Restrictions: This trail is not accessible to wheelchairs. There are 157 steps. No bicycles are allowed.
Closest Towns: Bloomington, IN
Water: Drinking water available at beginning of trail
Restroom: Vault toilet at trail head.
Operated By: Hoosier NF, 811 Constitution Avenue, Bedford,IN 47421; Phone: 812-275-5987

General Information

Directions: Begin at the picnic shelter and amphitheater on Hardin Ridge Road. There is ample parking. A bulletin board/kiosk by the picnic shelter describes the trail and a paved trail and steps start off down the hill along the edge of the amphitheater.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

This short interpretive trail provides families a fun way to explore nature within the campground.
Fire Information none
Elevation desc some of the trail is rather steep
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Interpretive Areas

This trail has regular interpretive signs which speak to a variety of topics. As you hike the trail you have an opportunity to learn about several aspects of the environment. A brochure at the trailhead also invites you to do a scavenger hunt to get children more connected with items they may see along their hike.
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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1.2 mile

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