2013 Hoosier NF Trail Permits Now on Sale
Release Date: Dec 18, 2012
Teena Ligman, Public Affairs Specialist, 812-275-5987
Bedford, IN – (December 18, 2012) Trail permits for riding horses or mountain bikes on Hoosier National Forest trails in 2013 are now available. Permits can be purchased at Forest offices and some local businesses in the Forest area.
Annual trail permits make great Christmas gifts for trail enthusiasts. The cost of annual permits remains at $35. A daily permit is $5. There are approximately 184 miles of trails designated for bike use, and 211 miles of trail for horse use on the Forest. Most of the income collected from the trail permits remains on the Hoosier and is used to maintain trails, enhance trailheads, and provide visitor services.
The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Recreational activities on our lands contribute $14.5 billion annually to the U.S. economy. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.