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greenBlue Lake Defiance Trail

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Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer loop
Paved Path
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 93' 28 m
Descent: -95' -29 m
High: 781' 238 m
Low: 737' 225 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Scott Ratliff

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A mostly paved/limestone trail featuring some minor hills to ultimately create a scenic outing.

Scott Ratliff

Features Fall Colors · Lake

Overview

A nice loop with pleasant lake views.

Description

There are several places to park around the park, though this description begins from the parking area on Main Park Rd. The trail is mostly crushed limestone, but there are also several paved sections, which makes navigation simple. This trail goes around Lake Defiance, one of the larger lakes in the state park, so be sure to enjoy the lake views.

If you're looking for a longer route, be sure to check out some of the other trails in the park. Please be aware that this trail is shared with bikes.

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Mar 16, 2019
Julie Vogl
Park on the east side. It has some nice hills. Great place to watch the sunset after doing the looped trails. also great runners park with 5k, 10k,… 4mi
Jul 7, 2018
Michael Zorko
Aug 20, 2017
Natalie Lee
Nice hike! Some inclines. Not too buggy. Saw someone every 10 minutes on the trail, which is nice as a SWF. 4mi
Aug 20, 2017
Brad Szywala
3.9mi
Jun 4, 2017
Annie Qiu
7.4mi
May 6, 2017
Brittany Humphrey
3.9mi
Apr 9, 2017
Brittany Humphrey
beautiful day it was in the seventies 3.4mi
Apr 1, 2017
Brittany Humphrey
beautiful first day of April 5.1mi

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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