The Knobstone Hiking Trail is a 160-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. The KHT consists of four sections, Knobstone (south, 45 miles), Pioneer (South middle, 37.9), Hoosier National Forest (North middle, 28.4), and Tecumseh (north, 42.7-miles). The Knobstone has continuous trail from start to finish. The Tecumseh and Hoosier Nation Forest has minor county road walks. The Pioneer has 5 miles of existing trails with approximately 9 more miles in various stages of development. The extended road walks are nearly all on remote gravel and black top roads with great scenery. There is 2.5 miles of road walk along Hwy 135 with a wide grass strip at the edge. 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.
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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Pictures From The May & June Knobstone Section Hikes & 2nd Sat Work Days
Saturday July 18 – 9am to 4 pm – Hoosier National Forest Section Hike I
Nebo Ridge North Trail Head 888 W Elkinsville Rd Nashville, IN
Scott Beam is continuing the section hikes of the KHT. This time along the sections that run through the HNF. This first hike will be during National Forest Week, running from July 13th through the 19th this year.
The hike will start at the northern trailhead of the Nebo Ridge Trail, head south for about 8 miles, and then a mile or so hike along the road and continue on trails 20 and 18 in the Hickory Ridge area of the HNF. It’s about a 45 minute drive between start to finish, and somewhere around 12 miles of hiking. Volunteers to help shuttle would be appreciated’. This will be a rain or shine event, so bring gear to match the weather. The group will stop along the Nebo section for lunch, so bring food and plenty of water. A few liters or more is recommended to handle the heat in July. For more details go to Meetup and sign up for the hike—https://www.meetup.com/Knobstone-Hiking-Trail-Association-of-Indiana-Meetup/events/
Saturday July 25 – 9am to 4 pm – Hoosier National Forest Section Hike II
For info on this hike click HNF II Info
All KHT sections on state land are now open for hiking and overnight backpack camping!
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