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Trail 3

Intermediate
 3.7 (7)

A fun trail that takes hikers to Rose Island access.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

674' 205 m

High

447' 136 m

Low

247' 75 m

Up

243' 74 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly A portion is paved.

Description

This trail starts off deceptively easy beginning on a paved surface, but quickly turns the corner and descends to the creek far below. The surface is new, but the path is steep and causes a nice leg burn. This short leg leads to the bridge to Rose Island, the abandoned ruins of an old amusement park that was destroyed in the 1937 flood. Finishing the loop, the paved trail is now mostly singletrack. It’s very rough and this section is not suitable for strollers or people with footing issues. It works it way along the creek for a while before beginning the climb back up through the woods and to the parking lot. Overall, the trail is a great hike.

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Nathan Ginn

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  3.7 from 7 votes

#12138

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  3.7 from 7 votes
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#158

in Indiana

#12,138

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A view from Trail 3 looking back at the foot bridge to Rose Island.
Nov 10, 2017 near Charles…, IN
The foot bridge looking back from Rose Island.
Nov 5, 2017 near Charles…, IN

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Sep 19, 2020
Joe Walter
Sep 6, 2020
Pam Burks Barnes
Jun 16, 2020
Brian McManus
Jun 7, 2020
Brandon Pierce
This was tied in with trail 7 3.2mi — 2h 01m
Aug 31, 2018
Bridget H
Aug 30, 2018
Bridget H
Jun 10, 2018
Jessica Merritt
Meandered around Rose Island then hiked the rest of Trail 3. 3.3mi — 1h 58m
Nov 11, 2017
Jennifer Hayes
Hiked with Anna, Fred, & Huck