Birdseye Trail

Area Status: Open
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Birdseye Trailhead

Birdseye Trail is an 11.8 mile multiple use trail which allows for hiking, horse riding and mountain biking. This trail winds through shady hardwood forests and covers a variety of terrain. Along the way trail users pass a lake, creeks, a variety of forest types, old homesteads, and a cemetary. Click here for a downloadable flier and map of the trail system.

At a Glance

Fees None
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: No motorized vehicles allowed on this trail.
Closest Towns: Birdseye, IN
Water: none
Restroom: none
Operated By: US Forest Service, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586; Phone: 812-547-7

General Information

Directions: From I-64: IN 145 (Exit 72) is 43 miles east of Evansville on I-64. Take IN 145 north for six miles to the Town of Birdseye. Turn right on the road that runs along the south side of the railroad tracks in town. At the T, turn right. Parking is about 0.25 miles, on the right (watch for trail crossing signs). GPS Coordinates: Lat- 38o 18' 50.038"N, Long- 86o 40' 55.16"W

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Horse Riding

Birdseye Trail is an 11.8 mile multiple use trail which allows for hiking, horse riding and mountain biking. This trail winds through shady hardwood forests and covers a variety of terrain. With some backtracking, its easy to put together longer loops. This trail is mostly easy with flat to rolling terrain, except for a few steep hills. The trail offers a mix of single-track trail and fire roads. Along the way riders pass a lake, creeks, a variety of forest types, old homesteads, and a cemetary.

Water AvailabilityStreams and Lake
Size Restrictionsno
Loading Rampno
Hitching RailsYes
Corralsno
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  11.8 miles
  Latitude : 
38.3157
  Longitude : 
-86.685