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Tipsaw Lake Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A moderately difficult singletrack loop around the lake.


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Map Key

5.6

Miles

9.1

KM

80%

Singletrack

506' 154 m

High

460' 140 m

Low

158' 48 m

Up

158' 48 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

The Tipsaw Lake Trail makes a great, not too difficult, ride for an afternoon or after work. The section from the Beach to the Dam is the most technical portion, making the Dam a great place to take a break.

There are two main parking area for the lake, each accessed off of Highway 37. The north entrance will take riders to Tipsaw Beach and the southern, or "back entrance," is where this ride begins as mapped.

Description

For the most part, the National Forest Service maintains the trail well, so there most likely won't be any fallen trees to climb over. There aren't many off-shoots from this trail either, so it's hard to get lost, but if all else fails, just stay close to the lake.

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 technical 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 ride across the dam and back to the trailhead.

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Shared By:

Lew Anderson

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Tipsaw Dam
Sep 1, 2017 near Santa C…, IN
New bridge connecting the trail to Limestone Rd
Dec 27, 2017 near Santa C…, IN

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Dec 27, 2017
John Ippoliti
6.4mi — 0h 54m