Lick Creek Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Gravestone at the old cemetary along Lick Creek Trail

This 7.7 mile trail available for hiking, mountain bike riding and horse riding winds through scenic hardwood forest. The trail passes through an early 19th century free African American settlement; only a family cemetery and the traces of home sites remain.

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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: Motorized travel is not permited.
Closest Towns: Paoli, 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 Paoli's Town Square: Follow IN 37 for 5.3 miles to county road 450 South, a sign for Marengo Cave marks the intersection. Turn left onto County Road 450 South, and follow it for one mile to the Lick Creek parking area. Turn left into the parking area and trailhead. GPS Coordinates: Lat- 38o 29' 15.62"N Long- 86o 25' 28.401"W

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This 7.7 mile trail available for hiking, mountain bike riding and horse riding winds through scenic hardwood forest. The trail has some narrow single-track, some old road bed and passes through an early 19th century free African American settlement; only a family cemetery and the traces of home sites remain. In spring you can see where the homesites are by the daffodils and yukkas in bloom.

Water AvailabilityStreams
Size Restrictionsno
Loading Rampno
Hitching RailsYes
Corralsno

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  7.7 miles
  Latitude : 
38.4920
  Longitude : 
-86.4105