Hiking Trails

Throughout the 11,000 acres, surrounding Brookville Lake there are over 40 miles of hiking trails ranging from “easy” to “rugged”. A 24-mile loop, created by combining trails, is referred to as the Adena Trace Trail, which was created and designed with the assistance of the Hoosier Hiking Council (HHC), using some existing pioneer roads and deer paths as a base in some areas. The HHC and its volunteers continue to maintain the trails.

Start of Fairfied Trail
  • Fairfield Trail (1.5 miles) MODERATE—Extends from the southwest end of Fairfield Causeway to the Mounds Beach road traveling by the lakeshore up through an old pine plantation and crop fields.
Scenes of nature on Glidewell Trail
  • Glidewell Trail MODERATE—This trail has a long and short loop that takes you past a 2,000-year old Native American mound. The long loop is 4.5 miles and the short loop is 2 miles.
Templeton Creek trail
  • Templeton Creek Trail (2 miles) MODERATE—Parallels the Mounds Beach road then crosses Templeton Creek and up to the Wildlife Wander Trail.
  • Wildlife Wander Trail (.7 mile) EASY—This self-guided trail is a short loop through a mature woods. Brochures available by trail sign.
Garr Hill trail
  • Garr Hill Trail (1.8 miles) MODERATE—This trail goes through crop fields andwoods to the Garr Hill Boat Ramp.
  • Scenic Trail (3.25 miles) MODERATE—This paved trail is great for bicycle riding and rollerblading. Goes from Garr Hill to Scenic Vista.
Garr Hill trail
  • Woodland Trail (5 miles) Moderate —A wooded alternative that runs parallel to the paved Scenic Trail.
  • Eagle Trail (2 miles)  Moderate —Travel through beautiful mature woods to arrive at the Bonwell Ramp road. Simply cross the road and walk to the far corner of the parking lot to continue on Bonwell Trail.
  • Bonwell Trail (1.5 miles) MODERATE—A short connecting trail from Bonwell to the top of the dam. To continue the Adena Loop, just cross the dam to the Wolf Creek Trail.
  • Midway Trail (2.2 miles) MODERATE—Easy access to Wolf Creek Trail. Small parking lot at the end of Keeler Road gives access to trailhead.
  • Wolf Creek Trail (16.5 miles) RUGGED—Primitive hiking trail traverses the hills and ravines on the west side of Brookville Lake. It crosses no public roads or buildings. Beautiful lake views in spring and fall. Trail ends at the Fairfield Causeway. To pick up the Fairfield Trail, continue back to the east side.

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