Knobstone Trail: Conditions, Reroutes, Maps
Update: March 22, 2018
TRAIL CONDITION: GOOD
- NOTICE: Due to the recent heavy snowfall many limbs and trees have fallen throughout the Knobstone Trail. The DNR trail crew and volunteers are working to resolve this issue, but it will take time to cover the entire 60 miles. Please plan your hike accordingly. Allow extra time to deal with any sections you may encounter that have not yet been inspected.
- To avoid seasonal high water, sections of the Knobstone Trail along Spurgeon Hollow Lake, specifically between the Spurgeon Hollow Trail Head and mile marker 44s (2016 map version) have been permanently relocated.
- With the tree removal in the tornado area, sections have become over grown with green brier, tree seedlings, and weeds. Follow 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 State Road 56 to Oxley Trailhead.
Report adverse trail conditions on the KT to Jackson-Washington State Forest. Be specific with type of hazard and location.
Jackson-Washington State Forest
127878 E. S.R. 250
Brownstown, IN 47220
(812) 358-5837 Fax
The Knobstone Trail has a few temporary re-routes. This restriction is due to the timber management areas located in the Jackson-Washington State Forest and Deam Lake Trailhead area.
- The Knobstone Trail's new designated starting point is at Deam Lake Trailhead (mile marker 0). The temporary trailhead on Wilson Switch Road is closed. The new trailhead provides greater security, improved parking and corresponds with the 2016 KT map, which depicts all officially designated KT trailheads. View map.
- The KT will be temporarily closed between mile markers 26 and 27 west of Leota Trailhead for public safety due to a timber harvest on Clark State Forest. A re-route is in place. View map. Once the harvest is complete, the trail will resume its original path.
The Knobstone Trail map shows the general route of the trail and the topography of the area. Minor reroutes are not indicated on the map. In some areas, the trail follows a very narrow corridor of public property. The KT map shows the public property boundaries. Maps can be purchased at the DNR customer service center by calling (317) 232-4200. They can also be purchased near the trail at Clark State Forest, Jackson Washington State Forest, Deam Lake SRA, Starve-Hollow SRA, and Delaney Park. The maps are $10 with shipping but not including tax. Size is 24" x 36" printed in full color on waterproof paper.
Electronic versions are available below in PDF format.