The Knobstone Hiking Trail is a 150-mile trail along the landmark Knobstone escarpment in one of the most rugged and scenic areas of the South Central Midwest, on the high bluffs of the forested corridor between Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. Two completed sections, Tecumseh (north, 42-miles) and Knobstone (south, 45 miles) soon will be extended another 28+ miles. There is good access and parking at 10-20-mile intervals, ideal for day hikes and backpack camping. No fees, reservations, or permits are required. Shuttles are available to connect Pioneer (central) trail miles, and for one-way hikes of sections.
The Knobstone Hiking Trail Association (KHTA) was formed in 2013 to become the steward of this great trail. The KHTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to completion, preservation, and promotion of the KHT. We depend on Association members and volunteers for its very existence. Only a part of it is on public land maintained by government agencies. Trail conditions are dependent on hiker reports and volunteer action in response to them. The KHTA is the only source for maps and information about the entire trail. Won’t you join us?
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- Come To The Gathering!
Nov. 3, Morgan-Monroe SF
I want to invite you to our Fall Gathering at the Training Center of the Morgan Monroe State Forest. It will take place on November 3 beginning at 11 am. Charles and Nina Andrews will share a presentation of their 2018 AT thru hike. Lindsey Pine hopes to be in attendance to share on her thru hike. We ask participants to bring a side dish, desert, or snack to the gathering. Members of the KHTA and the KHTA Board will provide the main dish, refreshments, utensils, etc. For your car GPS the address of the Training Center is 6220 Forest Road, Martinsville, IN. Be aware of the ongoing construction along Hwy 37 – new I-69 corridor. Anyone curious about or interested in supporting the efforts of the KHTA are welcomed to attend.
We will have displays featuring progress towards the building of the trail. KHTA T-Shirts and Maps of the original KT will be available for purchase. A variety of other free brochures and information will be available. There will a brief presentation on the current status of our efforts.
Currently, we’re focusing on building up our infrastructure by the establishment of committees. The KHTA would benefit greatly from your participation on one of the committees. We have a strong need for help with Financial Development, Public Relations, and Adopters for the Hoosier National Forest section of the trail.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and our hands folded for great weather on Nov. 3!
Steve Schaftlein, – KT Adopters Coordinator and Interim KHTA President
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