Nebo Ridge Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Riding the Nebo Ridge Trail

This 8.6 mile trail is designated for hiking, horse riding and mountain biking. The trail offers scenic views from the ridge-top trail and is a bit of a rollercoaster of ups and downs.

A downloadable flier with a map and more information is available - click here.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: open year round
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: Heavy
Restrictions: Motorized travel is not permitted.
Closest Towns: Houston, IN
Water: none
Restroom: none
Operated By: USFS, Brownstown Ranger District, 811 Constitution Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421; Phone: 812-275-5987

General Information

Directions: From Columbus: Travel west on IN 46 for 13 miles to IN 135 south. Take SR 135 south, 9 miles to Story. Veer off SR 135 at the Story Inn (this is Elkinsville Road, but it is unmarked). Travel 2.7 miles and pass a gravel road on your right. Take the left bend in the road and cross a bridge. Go 0.3 miles then turn left into the parking area. This newly constructed parking area was paid for with trail access fees. GPS Coordinates to the northern Trailhead: Lat- 39o 4' 46.103"N Long- 86o 14' 55.615"W, There is another trailhead west of the community of Houston. The coordinates to the southern Trailhead are: Lat- 39o 1' 6.266"N Long- 86o 14' 31.712"W

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