Low Gap Trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest

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Low Gap Trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest is a 10 mile loop trail located near Martinsville, Indiana and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible year-round.

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Greg Ludlow (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I did part of this and the Tecumseh Trail on July 23-24. 90+ degrees and a severe thunderstorm Friday night.

Christopher Trueblood (64)

1 Completed1 Reviews

First time out on this trail, it poured rain. Very challenging and an absolutely awesome trail! Very well maintained and marked. Looking forward to doing this one again!

Alan Peege (220)

5 Completed5 Reviews

I really enjoy this trail with my family and dog. Went out today after having excessive amounts of rain in the month of June. Trail was very difficult and extremely muddy. Never the less an awesome day.

Jonathan Boyd (369)

9 Completed9 Reviews

Joshua Boucher (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Korey Phelps (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Shane Biesecker (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Hiked the low gap trail today. We did it in 3:15 minuets. About 3 of the 10 miles were on gravel or logging roads and were very confusing. Had to really pay attention on where to go. The 7 miles of actual trails were very fun and challenging. A lot of elevation changes nice scenery. Will definitely come back but next time I'll pick a different starting point and cut out the 3 miles of roads to walk on, did not like them one bit.

True Miller (67)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Bonnie Wilcoxson (255)

2 Completed4 Reviews

Notice to Morgan-Monroe trail users. The Rock Shelter Trail is closed for a timber harvest that should be completed by the end of March. The Low Gap, Mason Ridge and Tecumseh Trails will remain open although they must bypass the closed area. Please respect the posted trail closure signs.
Low Gap, the Tecumseh Trail and Rock Shelter follow the same path from the trailhead at the Main Forest Road until they split at the big wooden sign where Low Gap and the Tecumseh turn south and the Rock Shelter goes left along the gravel log road back to the trailhead for a 3 mile loop.
For hikers coming from the Backcountry, they will see the trail closure at the wooden sign and use the last section of the Rock Shelter trail to reach the trailhead at the Main Forest Road. This cuts the 10-mile Low Gap hike by about 2 miles.

Shawn M (3356)

37 Completed21 Reviews

Beautiful trail and very well maintained by HHC. I hiked counter clockwise and thought I went the wrong way once I got to the rock road with all of the private property signs. It turned out to be the right way and just keep following the rock road until you reach the other parking lot. From there, you can connect right with the Mason Ridge Trail if you are heading back to the first parking lot. Nice long trail with some great features along the way.