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Springs Valley Trail - West

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (4)

Enjoy a great loop trail around Springs Valley Lake.


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Map Key

8.2

Miles

13.1

KM

Loop

718' 219 m

High

581' 177 m

Low

695' 212 m

Up

708' 216 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Cave · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

This is a great multi-use trail. It is a gravel track with some creek crossings. The Buffalo Trace (Indiana's first super-highway circa 1800) passes along this trail and is visible at times. A couple of old spring houses can still be seen, and a small cavern is found just off trail a short distance.

In recent years a beaver has dammed up French Lick Creek, which has caused the normally shallow creek crossing to widen and deepen.

Contacts

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Preston R

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#1

in French Lick

#11228

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#1

in French Lick

#117

in Indiana

#11,228

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Photos

Blue Blaze to mark the way.
Sep 21, 2020 near French…, IN
Road Cutthrough on trail.
Sep 21, 2020 near French…, IN
Great Singletrack
Sep 21, 2020 near French…, IN
View of Lake From West Trailhead
Sep 21, 2020 near French…, IN
Old building foundation
May 23, 2021 near French…, IN
Tucker lake in early December.
Jan 22, 2022 near French…, IN

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May 22, 2021
Chris W
The weather has been dry the last week, and the creeks were nearly all dried up or stagnant, but the trail was firm. 9mi — 4h 45m
Feb 11, 2020
Brooke Seger