Hickory Ridge Trail

Area Status: Open
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Boy riding a bike on Hickory Ridge Trail

This 48.7 mile trail designed for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking is made up of a variety of long and short loops that wind through scenic hardwoods providing a chance to get away from it all. With a "spaghetti bowl" of trail options almost any distance can be tailored to ride or hike. The trails vary from easy on the flat ridges to difficult if you drop down into the ravines and trail use drops off the further you get from the parking area.

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At a Glance

Fees No fee
Permit Info: Horses and mountain bike riders (age 17 years and older) are required to have a permit and stay on trails designated for that type of use. Permits are available from our offices and local vendors.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: A complete list of US Forest Service rules and regulations are posted on bulletin boards in the campground. No hardwood firewood may be brought in to the campgrounds unless it has been certified by the USDA or IDNR.
Closest Towns: Bloomington, IN
Water: Water is available for livestock but not tested as safe for human consumption.
Restroom: Vault toilet provided at trailhead only
Operated By: US Forest Service, Brownstown Ranger District, 811 Constitution Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421; Phone: 81

General Information

Directions: From Highway 446 (going south on 446 turn left, going north on 446 turn right) onto Hwy 58 East, proceed 6.5 miles to Norman, IN to only stop sign in town, turn left at brown FS sign. Proceed another 0.3 miles and turn left onto road 1250 W at brown FS sign and proceed another 1.5 miles to Hickory Grove Road and turn right at brown FS sign and proceed another 0.7 miles to Hickory Ridge Trailhead on left side of road. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 38o 58' 37.617"N, Long - 86o 17' 41.087"W

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This 48.7 mile trail designed for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking is made up of a variety of long and short loops that wind through scenic hardwoods providing a chance to get away from it all. With a "spaghetti bowl" of trail options almost any distance can be tailored to ride. The trails vary from easy on the flat ridges to difficult if you drop down into the ravines and trail use drops off the further you get from the parking area.

Water AvailabilityAvailable at the Hickory Ridge Horse Camp- potable for livestock only, and in some streams
Size RestrictionsNo
Loading Rampno
Hitching RailsNo
CorralsNo
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  48.7
  Latitude : 
38.9790
  Longitude : 
-86.2989