The Best Backpacking in Indianapolis

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Indianapolis

  • Martinsville, Indiana

    Hike Tecumseh Trail

    41.3 mi / 4 ft gain
    Tecumseh Trail is a 41.1 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near Unionville, Indiana.
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  • Unionville, Indiana

    Hike Low Gap Trail

    10.3 mi / 1 ft gain
    Low Gap Trail is a 10.3 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Martinsville, Indiana.
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  • Nashville, Indiana

    Hike Tecumseh Trail

    10.5 mi / 974 ft gain
    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.
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  • Nashville, Indiana

    Climb Lilly Lookout at Brown County State Park

    / 75 ft gain
    Originally used as a wildfire outpost, Lilly Lookout was donated in 1942 and moved to the State Park to serve as a radio communications tower. It also serves as a public observation tower where visitors can climb most of the way up, though the booth at the top is usually locked. The tower is loc...
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  • Crawfordsville, Indiana

    Hike Shades State Park Backpack And Campground Loop

    5.1 mi / 314 ft gain
    Shades State Park Backpack and Campground Loop is a 5.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Waveland, Indiana.
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