Birdseye Trail


Area Status: Open
Birdseye Trailhead

Birdseye Trail is an 11.6 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.

At a Glance

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.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles allowed on this trail.
Closest Towns: Birdseye, IN
Water: Water may be available for livestock (not potable for humans), but bringing water is recommended.
Restroom: none
Operated By: USFS, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586; Phone: 812-547-7051

General Information

Directions:

From Ind. 64 take South Anderson Creek Road. Bear right onto Governors Trace to the trailhead on the left.  Watch for horse crossing signs.


General Notes:

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Recreation Map

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Activities

Mountain Biking

Birdseye Trail is an 11.6 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 climbs. This is a favorite of mountain bikers on the Hoosier offering a mix of single-track trail and fire roads. Along the way trail users pass a lake, creeks, a variety of forest types, old homesteads, and a cemetary.

Day Hiking

Birdseye Trail is an 11.6 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. Trail loops offer a variety of distances from a 4 mile hike (using a county road to return to the full 11. 8 mile or a variety of distrances in between. 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 backpackers pass a lake, creeks, a variety of forest types, old homesteads, and a cemetary.

Fire Information only at trailhead

Backpacking

Birdseye Trail is an 11.6 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 for a full day of backpacking. 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 backpackers pass a lake, creeks, a variety of forest types, old homesteads, and a cemetary.

Fire Information you may see old fire scars, no camp fire areas along the trails are provided.

Horse Riding

Birdseye Trail is an 11.6 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 may be available for livestock (not potable for humans), but bringing water is recommended.

Size Restrictions no
Corrals no
Loading Ramp no
Hitching Rails Yes

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
11.8 miles

  Latitude : 
38.3157

  Longitude : 
-86.685