The Tecumseh Trail (TT) and the original Knobstone Trail are primarily on Indiana State Forest lands managed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The TT is situated on Morgan-Monroe/Yellowwood forests, and was completed in 2001. Short sections of Tecumseh Trail miles are connected by easements. The original KT is situated primarily on Jackson-Washington State Forest land, with some on Clark SF, the Elk Creek Fish & Wildlife Area, and Deam Lake State Recreation Area; it has no private easements. It was completed in 1981.

The central, Pioneer section, is situated primarily on Hoosier National Forest lands and private easements. However, there are three small segments of trail on state land. In 2015, these are awaiting route approval and construction: KHT Miles 0.5-7 (near Martinsville, in Morgan County), KHT Miles 92-95, on the bluff above the Muscatatuck River on its south bank, in Washington County, and KHT Miles 98-100, on J-WSF land connecting SR 135 nearly to the original northern KT trailhead at Spurgeon Hollow.

Nearly 20 miles of the provisional KHT route are proposed for Hoosier National Forest lands in Brown and Jackson Counties. These miles begin at the end of the 42-mile Tecumseh Trail, south of SR 46, at Monroe Reservoir, and reach to SR 58. In 2015 determination of the final layout, first proposed in 1996 by the DNR, is awaiting review.