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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Take Note of the closure of Indian Hill Road mile 145 and the repair of the bridge at mile 79.3!
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Pictures From 2020 Section Hikes, Thru Hikes, & 2nd Sat Work Days
Saturday March 20 – Gateway 5K/Fun Run – Registration 9 am – Race 10 am
• in Martinsville, the “Gateway to the 150-Mile Knobstone Hiking Trail”
• at Jimmy Nash Park on 2.5-K Nash Trail (at end of Home Ave. off Morgan St.)
• Registration 9-9:45 am at Family Pavilion. Hot drinks & snacks.
• Race Start 10 am. Post-race snacks and hot drinks in Family Pavilion.
• Race donation: Benefit for the KHTA
$20/Individual; $10/Additional Family Members
$10/KHTA Individual Members; $5/Additional KHTA Family Members
• Sponsor: Knobstone Hiking Trail Association, working to complete the 150-mile KHT, extending it from Martinsville to Louisville.
To register: http://www.knobstonehikingtrail.org/register-for-the-2021-khta-gateway-5k-run-walk/
Saturday March 13 – Join Us For The 2nd Saturday Workday – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Would you like to spend a day in some beautiful woods with a delightful group of people building a connecting section of Indiana’s premier long distance hiking trail? Come join us as we work on an easement near Sparksville. We meet at the Park at the edge of town. Sparksville Park – 6952 S 1100 W, Medora, IN 472609
2021 Organized Hikes Are Being Considered – Look Back For More Info
All KHT sections on state land are now open for hiking and overnight backpack camping!
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