Maps & Publications
Planning a visit to Hoosier National Forest? The forest seeks to provide a comprehensive list of maps for download and purchase to make knowing your forest easy and accurate. We hope you will use these maps to plan your next visit and better understand all that makes up the Hoosier National Forest.
To reduce our paper use, printed trail maps will no longer be available at trailhead kiosks when current supplies run out. To prepare for your outing, there are several sources for maps and information:
- Our downloadable maps can be used on a variety of smartphone apps to track your location on the trail. Use the drop-down to select a trail under the “Maps by Trails and Recreation Areas” and then click “Download Trail Map”.
- Purchase the National Geographic Trails map for the forest. The map can be purchased at one of the forest offices, or over the phone, or by mail.
- Take a photo of the map with your smartphone at the trailhead sign.
- Print a map before your visit. From a computer with printer access, follow the steps for option 1 above to print a trail map.
The Hoosier National Forest is working towards a strategy of providing digital resources first for you to plan and guide your trip. While digital maps are convenient, electronic devices like cell phones are not always reliable during backcountry travel. Be aware that some areas of the Forest may not have cellular service and that the batteries of electronic devices drain faster in temperature extremes.
Here you can find brochures and informational fliers about the Hoosier to help you make the most of your visit.
Order a Map
Water-resistant, large-scale maps are available for purchase at our offices or through mail-order.
Motor Vehicle Use Maps
The Hoosier National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) clarifies what types of motor vehicle are currently allowed, when, and where.
Topographic maps are larger scale maps showing Forest ownership, topography and geographic features. We these maps for hunters and other outdoorsmen who do not intend to stay on trails.
Hoosier Historical Maps
Historical Maps, some dating to the early 20th century are available on line for download from the United States Geological Survey.