Knobstone Trail: Spurgeon Hollow to Delaney Park is a 11 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Scottsburg, IN that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I have backpacked this loop several times over the years. This trail is typical of what you can expect on the KT. It is wonderful for training for the AT or Philmont. Last completed in June of 2016. It is great to see the northern portion opened again after being closed in 2014 & 2015. It is exactly what you would expect for the KT. Bring trekking poles - while the climbs are not long they do take a toll. Not for the beginning backpacker.
We did 11 miles last fall. This trail lets you get warmed up for about the first 4 miles, then after that your getting a work out.