Tipsaw Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 158' 48 m
Descent: -158' -48 m
High: 506' 154 m
Low: 460' 140 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“A moderately difficult singletrack loop around the lake.”— Lew Anderson
There are two main parking area for the lake, each accessed off of Highway 37. The north entrance will take runners to Tipsaw Beach and the southern, or "back entrance," is where this run begins as mapped.
The first section of the trail, all the way to Tipsaw Beach, is moderate. There are many roots and small rocks, several creek beds, and a pine forest stretch with a nice pine needle bed.
The trail eventually comes out on the Tipsaw Beach parking area. This is a great place to use the restroom. To pick up the trail, just follow the parking lot along the lake toward the Dam. This section is the most difficult part of the trail, with some steep inclines and larger borders to navigate over. However, once completed, the rest of the trail is an easy run across the dam and back to the trailhead.
Land Manager: Hoosier National Forest - Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area