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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Forestry > State Forest Properties > Knobstone Trail Knobstone Trail

Trail Conditions

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Update: July 19, 2016

TRAIL CONDITION: GOOD

Notice:

The Division of Forestry is a multiple-use system. Please be aware of hunting seasons and what season may be open at the time of your hike. A majority of the Knobstone Trail travels through areas open to public hunting. Users of the Knobstone are encouraged to wear bright clothing (e.g., hunter orange, etc.) or other articles to ensure safety at all times of the year.

It is time to use your tick repellent. The ticks have reappeared for this season of hiking.

With the removal of trees in the tornado area, timber harvested sections have become over grown with green brier, tree seedlings, and weeds, etc. To follow the KT through these sections, there are marks with two different color posts. Orange color marks the trail in the tornado area. Brown color marks the trail in the timber harvest sections between US 56 to Oxley Trailhead.

Attention: Please check the below section for the current re-routes of the KT including a printable map.

NOTE: If you are aware of any adverse trail conditions on the KT, please let us know. Contact Jackson-Washington State Forest. Please be specific of type of hazard and location.

Trail Re-Routes

The Knobstone Trail has a few temporary re-routes that will affect your hiking at this time. This restriction is due to the timber management areas located in the Jackson-Washington State Forest and Deam Lake Trailhead area.

  1. The new temporary Deam Lake Trailhead is located on the eastside of the dam on Wilson Switch Road. Look for the Deam Lake Trailhead sign. Note, the first quarter-mile of the KT is shared with a horse trail. Click here to see map.
     
  2. The KT trail will be temporarily closed between mile markers 13-15 for public safety due to a timber harvest on Clark State Forest. A re-route has been identified and is in place. See map for details. Once the harvest is complete, the trail will resume its original path. Click here to see map. 
     
  3. The KT trail will be temporarily closed between mile markers 39 and 40 for public safety due to a timber harvest on Jackson-Washington State Forest. A re-route has been identified and is in place. See map for details. Once the harvest is complete, the trail will resume its original path. Click here to see map.

We will keep you posted on the status of each section. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these projects.

Information

Knobstone Trail Maps

Knobstone Trail Map Cover

The NEW 2016 Knobstone Trail map is now available!

Maps can be purchased at the DNR customer service center by calling 317-232-4200. The maps are $10.00 plus 7% tax each and includes shipping. They are 24" X 36" on waterproof paper and are printed in full color.

The following pdf files are about 7.0MB. So please wait while it is displaying the maps. These are the same maps that can be bought from DNR.

Maps can also be purchased near the trail at Clark State Forest, Jackson Washington State Forest, Deam Lake SRA, Starve-Hollow SRA, and Delaney Park.

 

 

Weather

Knobstone Trail
near Salem, In

 



Knobstone Trail
near Sellersburg, In

 

For more information on the Knobstone Trail, contact:

Jackson-Washington State Forest
1278 E. S.R. 250
Brownstown, IN 47220
Jacksonsf@dnr.IN.gov
(812) 358-2160
(812) 358-5837 Fax