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Knobstone Trail: Conditions, Reroutes, Maps

Knobstone Trail


Update: Jan. 11, 2019


  • NOTICE: Due to impacts from the Nov. 15-16 ice storm in Southern Indiana the Knobstone Trail is likely to have several downed limbs and trees. Please plan your hike accordingly and remain patient as staff work to inspect and remove debris on the 60-mile trail. We encourage hikers to email or call reporting downed debris too large for easy hand removal.
  • 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) 358-2160
(812) 358-5837 Fax


The Knobstone Trail traverses actively managed forest areas and will have periodic temporary reroutes for user safety during management activities. Check the list below for current routing alerts.

  1. None at this time.


Knobstone Trail Map Cover

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.