Cope Hollow Trail

Hoosier National Forest, Indiana

Distance9.6mi
Elevation Gain2,191ft
Trailhead Elevation775ft
Top887ft
Elevation Min/Max623/887ft
Elevation Start/End775/775ft

Cope Hollow Trail

Cope Hollow Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Monroe County, Indiana. It is within Hoosier National Forest. It is 9.6 miles long and begins at 775 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,191 feet. The Todd Cemetery (elevation 755 feet) grave yard can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Grubb Ridge Loop.

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10/16/2010
Easy beginner backpacking course. Trails are easy to fallow and not steep. But I ran into a lot of other hikers and I could see 5 other campfires during the first night even thought we were under a burn band.
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10/3/2009
Great trail, especially for beginner backpackers. There are 2 nice campsites on the west side of Indian Lake if you want to make it an overnight.
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6/30/2009
Well marked trail. Saw box turtles, crows, hawks, and turkeys. Saw no humams on the trail at all. Did the trial in apx. 5 hours. had a great time.
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2/2/2008
We started this trail at about 11:00 am Sat morning the weather was a little cool but nice for hiking. At the far end of the Indian Lake dam there is a great campsite over in the woods. we set up camp that evening and watched 3 deer and a turkey. That night it got down to about 20 it was cold. The next day we broke camp and headed around the rest of the lake. Good walking this morning. We were a little worried about the creeks hoping they werent too deep. They were easy about ankle deep. 2 hours later we were back at the trail head. Not to hard but a good workout. Would reccomend.
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10/7/2006
I have been wanting to do this hike for a while and I got the chance to do it and do a little geocaching on the way and I loved this trail it was well marked and not to hard to do and I only encountered 1 couple on the trail and I bet it was the last entrant on here. Next time I think I will do some camping on the bank like they did I really think everyone who has a chance to do this should. I will be back to try a little kayacking on that lake.
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10/7/2006
This is a very nicely marked, relaxing trail that anyone can enjoy. It is relatively flat, some small hills scattered throughout. My wife and I walked this trail on two absolutely gorgeous October days. We only passed two people in two days, which was very nice. I was suprised more people were not out. There are excellent spots to camp on the trail (just make sure you are at least 300' from the trail) some with nice views of the lakes. We especially enjoyed watching the sunset, near Celina lake. So far I have enjoyed this trail the most out of the trails offered as part of the Hoosier National Forest, and I can't wait to go back, and enjoy the lakes as well.
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4/3/2006
A friend and I visited Two Lakes Loop on April 1-2, 2006. We found the trails to be very well marked and clean (with the exception of a section of high-water debris on the north side of Indian Lake. I would consider the trails moderate - we were using it as a tune-up trip for the Knobstone. We found a nice campsite over looking Indian Lake, atop of a large sandstone deposit on the north shore. The trail basically loops around the two lakes. Day 1 was 10 miles, day 2 was a short 2 mile trek back to the trail head. For those that are constantly wanting to check-out limestone outcroppings for potential caves - you'll enjoy the scenery. The trails could have been much more difficult/rugged with some very minor changes in their routing. This was one of the few 10+ mile trails in the area that was a dedicated hiking trail and we would recommend it as a nice day/overnighter.
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10/6/2005
I did this trail on my own as an overnight ultralight backpacking trip. I started at 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, and finished by 9:45 a.m. Friday. The terrain has some fairly strenuous climbs, but easily manageable. I did not see a single person on the trip, but did see three wild turkeys along the trail. The scenery was excellent, the lakes offer a beautiful environment. I recommend taking the "interpretive loop" as it offers some nice rock formations. Another highlight is walking across the dam ridges at the southern edge of each lake, as they offer a magnificant view. A great trail for a long day hike or a weekend overnighter.
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9/1/2000
We did not hike the entire trail. There are several stopping points which made it good for the first time hikers with us. The sandstone is awesome. It is a great hike with very little traffic. Bring your camera!!
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Trail Information

Hoosier National Forest
Nearby City
Hoosier National Forest
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Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
USGS: Elkinsville, Allens Creek, and
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Dec 2018