Tipsaw Lake Trail

Perry County, Indiana

Distance5.2mi
Elevation Gain1,313ft
Trailhead Elevation469ft
Top545ft
Elevation Min/Max457/545ft
Elevation Start/End469/469ft

Tipsaw Lake Trail

Tipsaw Lake Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Perry County, Indiana. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 469 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,313 feet. The Tipsaw Lake water can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Tipsaw Lake Trail.

Tipsaw Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Located about 45 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky. Taken slowly, it's a gentle romp through the woods, with just enough technical challenge to keep it from being mundane. Taken at speed, it's a challenging little loop with rocks, roots, ravines, and other wheel-turners. If you have a beginner itching to try out the sport, here's the place to go. The trail has a little bit of climbing, a few minimally technical sections, and can be completed in an hour or so.

A little experience will be helpful; real first timers may have to walk a few sections. The trail alone would be worth coming here for. Another reason to come down is that there's plenty of other stuff to do. There's camping, a clean beach with a modern bathhouse and concessions, picnic shelters and, of course, the lake. Tipsaw would be a great place to blow an afternoon in a canoe or sailboat, or fishing (electric motors only)."

"Tipsaw Lake, one of Hoosier National Forest's newest recreation areas, offers more than five miles of predominantly singletrack trail circling the lake. This is a great route on which to introduce novices to Indiana's National Forest.

The grades are relatively easy, there are a couple of moderate climbs, and the lake stays in view much of the ride. After the ride, go for a swim, angle for fish, or simply relax at your campsite - then ride some more, of course. Trail surface is singletrack, doubletrack, and forest road."

"A trail around Tipsaw Lake."

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Trail Information

Perry County
Nearby City
Tell City Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Bristow, Gatchel; HNF trail maps available from HNF office
Local Maps