Route: Adena Trace (IN)

Submitted by Steven Liss on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 05:16pm
Indiana, US
26 mi
Vertical Gain
2,500 ft

"The Adena Trace is 25 miles total in length and forms a complete circle around the southern half of Brookville Lake.  In 2002 volunteers with the Hoosier Hikers Council and the American Hiking Society constructed the new Woodlands Trail to replace a portion on the east side of the reservoir that borrowed a road.   Throughout 1998 and 2001 the HHC constructed the 11-mile Wolf Creek Trail on the western half of the lake, which completed the 25-mile loop in place today."

From the Hoosier Hikers Council Website

Note that the FKT route excludes the short lollipop stick of the Midway Trail on the west side of the lake. Also, on the east side of the lake, the FKT route uses the soft-surface Woodland Trail instead of the paved Scenic Trail alternative.


It appears to start at the Midway trailhead.  Is it a clockwise or counterclockwise loop after the stem of the lollipop? 

I am going to give this route a first attempt 5/20/23 starting at the south end and running counterclockwise. 

I'm going to give this a go on 5/28 barring any major weather issues. This is my first official FKT attempt anywhere so not even really looking to get on the board. Just want to finish under 7 hrs