Fork Ridge Trail

Area Status: Open
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This 3.5 mile hike-only trail goes out in two directions from the trailhead. The north end is the more scenic, with several overlooks which give panoramic views of the valley below. At the north end of the trail, are some unusual pockmarked rocks known locally as Hominy Mortar. Legend held they were rocks used by Native Americans to grind corn, but experts discount this story and believe the pockmarks to be natural. The southern section of the trail offers a quiet walk along a wooded ridge-top. For a downloadable map and flier of this trail click here.

At a Glance

Fees none
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Horse, mountain bike, or motorized travel is not permitted on this trail.
Closest Towns: Kurtz, IN
Water: none
Restroom: none
Operated By: USFS, Brownstown Ranger District, 811 Constitution Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421; Phone: 812-275-5987

General Information

Directions: Take State Route 58 to the community of Kurtz. Go north out of Kurtz on Pike Road. After approximately 1.5 mile, turn right on County Road 825 then 0.25 mile later, turn right again on County Road 750. Go about one mile to the trailhead parking area. GPS Coordinates for the Trailhead: Lat- 38o 59' 49.326"N Long- 86o 12' 26.082"W

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The 3.5 mile Fork Ridge hike-only trail goes out in two directions from the trailhead. The north end is the more scenic, with several overlooks which give panoramic views of the valley below. At the north end of the trail, are some unusual pockmarked rocks known locally as Hominy Mortar. Legend held they were rocks used by Native Americans to grind corn, but experts discount this story and believe the pockmarks to be natural. The southern section of the trail offers a quiet walk along a wooded ridge-top. Long-term this trail may eventually tie into the Knobstone Trail.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

  Latitude : 
39.01990

  Longitude : 
-86.18435

 



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