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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Outdoor Recreation > Properties > Knobstone Trail Knobstone Trail

Trail Conditions

Update: Sept. 23, 2014

TRAIL CONDITION: GOOD

Backcountry hikers be aware of the upcoming hunting and trapping seasons on the DNR properties. See the season dates here. It is highly suggested that you were a hunter orange item during any hunting season.

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 Nila Armstrong. 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. Deam Lake Trailhead is located at the end of Flower Gap Road continue into the forest until you see the trailhead sign on your right. Click here to see map. 

  2. The northern section of the Delaney Loop is closed in Jackson-Washington State Forest. The closure is right before 47 MM to about the 45.5d MM. You can view and print by clicking here to see the map.
  3. 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

    Maps can be purchased at the DNR customer service center by calling 317-232-4200. The maps are $4.00 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 and Delaney Park.

    Weather

    Knobstone Trail
    near Salem, In

     



    Knobstone Trail
    near Sellersburg, In

     

     

    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