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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Outdoor Recreation > Properties > Knobstone Trail > Knobstone Trailhead Locations Knobstone Trailhead Locations

This page will give you driving directions to each trailhead. The directions are from Interstate 65.

DEAM LAKE TRAILHEAD From Interstate I-65 take exit no.16 ? Memphis. Go west on Memphis-Blue Lick road for 2.2 miles and turn left on Bartle Knob road. Go 2.8 miles to intersection of Beyl and Mountain Grove road. Go left on Beyl road. Follow Beyl road 2.7 miles to Crone road. Go right on Crone for 1 mile. Go right on Cummins road for 1.3 miles. Go right on Wilson Switch road and follow it to the intersection of Elower Gap road turn left and to the Deam Lake Trailhead on the left.

JACKSON ROAD TRAILHEAD From Interstate I-65 take exit no.16 ? Memphis. Go west on Memphis-Blue Lick road for 2.2 miles and turn left on Bartle Knob road. Follow Bartle Knob road 6.3 miles to top of knobs and turn right on Hilltop road. Follow Hilltop for .2 mile and turn right on gravel forest road. Follow gravel road about .2 mile to Jackson Trailhead on right.

NEW CHAPEL TRAILHEAD From Interstate I-65 take exit no. 19 ? Henryville. Go west on Hwy 160, 5.4 miles and turn right on Liberty Knob road. Go .5 mile on Liberty Knob road to New Chapel Trailhead on right.

LEOTA TRAILHEAD From Interstate I-65 take exit no. 29 ? Salem. Go west on Hwy 56 for 4.1 miles and turn left on Zion road. Go 1 mile and turn right on Stagecoach road. Go 1.1 mile and turn right on Leota road. Go 1.3 miles to top of knobs and turn right on Saylor road. Go 100 yards. And turn right on to gravel trailhead entrance road.

ELK CREEK TRAILHEAD From Interstate I-65 take exit 29 ? Salem. Go west on Hwy 56 for 7.8 miles and turn left on Elk Creek road. Follow this road across old Hwy 56 and continue on until the road turns to gravel. At this point turn left and follow blacktop to Elk Creek Trailhead.

OXLEY TRAILHEAD From Interstate I-65 take exit 29 ? Salem. Go west on Hwy 56 for 7.8 miles and turn right on Elk Creek road. Go 50 yards and turn left on Mt. Hebron road. Go .2 mile and turn right on Rutherford Hollow road. Go .6 mile and turn left on Banes Hollow road. Follow Banes Hollow road for 1.5 miles to Oxley Trailhead on right.

SPURGEON AND DELANEY PARK TRAILHEAD From Interstate I-65 take exit no. 29 ? Salem. Take Hwy 56 west about 18 miles to first stoplight in Salem. Turn right (north) on Hwy 135 and go 3.5 miles and turn right on Delaney Park road. After 4.4 miles the road goes left after crossing an old iron bridge. At 5.6 miles from Hwy 135 is Spurgeon Hollow Trailhead on right down a gravel road. Continue on Delaney Park road for .6 mile past Spurgeon Hollow Trailhead to get to Delaney Park. Turn right into Delaney Park and continue through park past beech house and follow gravel road about .2 mile to Delaney Park Trailhead.

For more information on the Knobstone Trail, contact:

Nila Armstrong
Streams and Trails Specialist
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Outdoor Recreation
402 W. Washington St., Rm. W271
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2782
317-232-4029