German Ridge Lake Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The German Ridge Lake Trail is affiliated with the German Ridge Recreation Area. It is a 1.9 mile trail designated for hiking only. The trail encircles the scenic German Ridge Lake and flanks some interesting rock bluffs. It also has some stone steps and through the historic picnic area.

At a Glance

Fees none
Permit Info: none for hiking
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: A complete list of US Forest Service rules and regulations are posted on bulletin boards in the campground. No hardwood firewood may be brought in to the campgrounds unless it has been certified by the USDA or IDNR.
Closest Towns: Cannelton, IN
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets are available
Operated By: USFS, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586; Phone: 812-547-7051

General Information

Directions: From I-64: Take I-64 to IN 37 south (Exit 79). Take IN 37 south approximately 18 miles to IN 70. Go east on IN 70. In less than 1 mile, turn right where the big "German Ridge Recreation Area" sign indicates. When that road Ts into another, turn right. You are now on Gerald Road. Watch for German Ridge Road on your left. Turn there, and the parking area is 0.9 mile south. Continue south to reach the campground and day use area.From I-66: Take IN 66 east from Tell City, through Cannelton, then watch for Forest Service signs. This will get you to the campground. From there, go north on German Ridge Road. The campground and trailhead is approximately 3/4 of a mile up this road to the left. GPS Coordinates: Lat- 37o 57' 18.427"N, Long- 86o 34' 52.512"W

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The German Ridge Lake Trail is affiliated with the German Ridge Recreation Area. It is a 1.9 mile trail designated for hiking only. The trail encircles the scenic German Ridge Lake and flanks some interesting rock bluffs. It also has some stone steps and through the historic picnic area.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.9 mile

  Latitude : 
37.9552

  Longitude : 
-86.5863

 



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