Best Backpacking in Indiana

Looking for the best backpacking in Indiana? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Indiana. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Backpack the Two Lakes Loop Trail, Hoosier NF

    This is one of my favorite options for a quick weekend backpacking trip near Louisville. The trail forms a figure eight around 2 lakes - Indian Lake and and Lake Celina. Hiking the full outer loop around both lakes is about 16 miles, but if that's...

    16 miles

  • Hike Shades State Park Backpack And Campground Loop

    Shades State Park Backpack and Campground Loop is a 5.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Waveland, Indiana.

    5.1 miles 314 ft gain

  • Hike Tecumseh Trail

    Tecumseh Trail is a 41.1 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near Unionville, Indiana.

    41.3 miles 4 ft gain

  • Hike Knobstone Trail Pixley Knob To Jackson Rd Tralhead

    Knobstone Trail: Pixley Knob to Jackson Rd Tralhead is a 7.2 mile out and back hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Henryville, Indiana.

    7.2 miles 1 ft gain

  • Hike Knobstone Trail: Leota To Elk Creek

    Knobstone Trail: Leota to Elk Creek is a 6.8 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near Scottsburg, Indiana.

    12.2 miles 3 ft gain

  • Hike Knobstone Trail: New Chapel Trailhead To Deam Lake Trailhead

    Knobstone Trail: Dream Lake to New Chapel is a 16.2 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near Underwood, Indiana.

    16 miles 2 ft gain

  • Hike Tecumseh Trail

    Tecumseh Trail: Yellowwood Lake to Crooked Creek Road is a 10.5 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near Nashville, Indiana.

    10.5 miles 974 ft gain

  • Hike Knobstone Trail

    Knobstone Trail is a 41.8 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near Salem, Indiana.

    8.2 miles 1 ft gain

  • Hike Knobstone Trail: Bartle Knob Road To New Chapel

    Knobstone Trail: Bartle Knob Road to New Chapel is a 10.9 mile point-to-point hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Borden, Indiana.

    10.9 miles 1 ft gain

  • Hike Knobstone Trail: Deam Lake To Round Knob

    Knobstone Trail: Deam Lake to Bartle Knob Road is a 12.2 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Borden, Indiana.

    12.5 miles 2 ft gain

  • Hike Knobstone Trail: Spurgeon Hollow To Delaney Park

    Knobstone Trail: Spurgeon Hollow to Delaney Park is a 10.9 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Scottsburg, Indiana.

    10.9 miles 1 ft gain

  • Hike Lake Monroe Peninsula Trail

    Lake Monroe Peninsula Trail is a 9.8 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Bloomington, Indiana.

    9.8 miles 790 ft gain