Low Gap Trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest

Martinsville, IN
Share review on:

Thanks! How would you describe the trail and its activities?

Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

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.

Icon_03346c12c3ea4682156fa50cc33ca3e4


N/A:

5 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a close to home hike for the family. Nice elevation change after the rock shelter giving the legs a good work out. The service roads leave a lot to be desired but the back country area has some cool spots to hang a hammock and chill.

Picture?width=50&height=50


N/A:

34 Completed 13 Reviews

Not marked that well, but was a nice walk through the woods.

Icon_


N/A:

2 Completed 1 Reviews

My eight year old son and I did the Low Gap. It was a very enjoyable trail with some pretty cool features.

Picture?width=50&height=50


N/A:

5 Completed 5 Reviews

I enjoy Low Gap. However, I wish the end of trail didnt spend so much time on gravel. The trail is easy to follow with many peaceful spots along the way. The trail has a few hill climbs. The trail head is easy to find.

Picture?width=50&height=50


N/A:

15 Completed 12 Reviews

We completed this trail in just 5 hours. It's very interesting and well marked. Helps to have a map. Don't forget the bug juice!

Person_placeholder

Amanda Ferguson-Macy

N/A:

25 Completed 3 Reviews

The first portion of the trail through the nature preserve was beautiful once we were off the gravel road. Several hilly climbs afterwards. We crossed the road into the backcountry and camped at a wonderful site. It was surrounded by pine trees. We passed several sites until we found this camp site. It was sad some of the camp sites had so much litter. The next morning we made several hilly climbs and then hiked on the gravel road for a good portion. After meeting back along the trail it ran along the forest road until we were back in the parking lot. Remember to take water because there were no places to filter.

Icon_


N/A:

1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love this trail, but it's not for the faint of heart.

Person_placeholder


N/A:

1 Completed 1 Reviews

good!

Person_placeholder


N/A:

9 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail with some hills involved. There are some great established backcountry camping sites along the way also.

Person_placeholder


N/A:

9 Completed 8 Reviews

The day was perfect for hiking. This trail is not bad. It has a few interesting formations and is beautiful and scenic. But the small parking area by the trailhead was jammed (probably because it was the first warm sunny weekend in a long while.) the trail starts as a sort of fire trail, and you have to watch carefully for the brown "hot wheels track-like" marker that reads Tecumseh Trail. Me and (from the boot prints) several others following the fire road and trees marked for timbering and than doubling back. I recommend DNR use some of that cut timber to make a couple clear signposts for this part of the trail. Other than that, the trail was marked very well.

Support