Low Gap Trail

HARD
#1 of 3 trails in Morgan Monroe State Forest
Low Gap Trail is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Martinsville, IN that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

10.8 miles 1223 feet Loop
birding hiking nature trips trail running walking forest views wild flowers
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Julie Dart
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Gorgeous scenery. But, please know that it's against the law to kill an endangered timber rattlesnake if you encounter one on the trail. They are shy by nature, and only about half their bites even contain venom. Either back off, be patient, and give it a chance to leave, or give it a wide berth and go around. We were sad to meet up with someone who apparently did not know how to handle the situation.

Albert Pittman
1 day ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Did trail counter clockwise. Pretty muddy from rain night before. Great hike and nice distance. Marked very well.

Brendan Broadstreet
3 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Some stretches on gravel, personally not fond of gravel, everything else was great
Well maintained, challenging and long enough,

Sheila Lee
6 days ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Jill Snyder
1 month ago

4 Completed2 Reviews

The difficulty comes from the elevation changes. It shares much of the same route as the Tecumseh trail- so it can seem confusing. There are a few water features but not as many as the three lakes trail, so bring water for your puppies.
There is a cave shelter, great back parking sites and a few creeks. Very secluded, even on a busy Sunday.
It's more like 11 miles than 10.8.

Traci Bray
1 month ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Great trail with the exception of the long stretches on the fire roads. Man, that gravel was brutal on our feet and ankles. Highly recommend this hike as long as you wear shoes suited for the rough rocks on roads.

john chapella
1 month ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

my favorite trail.

john chapella
1 month ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

A good hike, camping in the backcountry area only though.

John Ball
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Ryan Kaeseberg
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

can you camp any where along the trail? and can you have a fire?

Karen Yott
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome! Hear coyotes and owls at night. Beautiful scenery

Kevin Brown
2 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Good trail sections through the woods. Personally I was not a fan of how much of the trail was on gravel roads. Took me right under 4 hours with stopping at every stream for my dog to cool off and drink.

Aaron Garlits
3 months ago

10 Completed10 Reviews

I've been all over this trail and have planned to hike it all in one go in a few weeks. This trail is absolutely beautiful and would be a 5 star trail if not for the logging activity going on here, illegally. A very large portion of the trail right near the trail head has been completely destroyed by these loggers. Definitely an activity that we don't want and don't need going on in Morgan Monroe. My advice is to get out and enjoy this as much as you can before they start destroying more of it.

Donald Palmer
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very enjoyable trail in the heart of southern Indiana. There is a wide variety of terrain and a couple of picturesque creeks and vistas. This trail is gorgeous in the spring and fall.

Jake Hagist
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Absolutely gorgeous hike and a good challenge as well!

Jordan Mazerolle
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

christina cremeans
5 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Conrad Jackson
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Granted I hiked it in November so lots of leaves covering the path but trail was not very well marked at all. Lost it 3 times but this app came in clutch and gps put me back on track

Jonah Muir
6 months ago

8 Completed5 Reviews

I liked and enjoyed this trail. We hiked this trail clockwise from trailhead. Nice and strenuous hike over some fairly large mountain's. Had a few bridges to cross which was kind of nice. Plan for this trail to take a bit longer. A few more breaks than usual. We saw a few camp site along trial which were very close maybe 10 or 15 feet. from trail not ideal. Also had a nice sitting area were low gap turns off of tecumseh... Otherwise nice trail. Just be prepared for a few hard climbs.

Derek Chastain
9 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Love these woods!