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Best trails in Hoosier National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Hoosier National Forest, Indiana? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Hoosier National Forest ranging from 1.2 to 15.9 miles and from 515 to 925 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trail
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 35 m
This short loop drops into a slot canyon surrounded by large stands of hemlock and oak forests. Half way through you walk under a massive rock house and on your way back out pass by a nice waterfall.Show more
#2 - Pate Hollow Trail
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Pate Hollow Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Smithville, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, Show more
#3 - Pate Hollow Short Loop
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
As of July 2019, this trail is closed due to storm damage. Please check with the Hoosier National Forest for more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hoosier/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=Show more
#4 - Nebo Ridge Trail
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 15.9 mi • Est. 7 h 24 m
Permits are required for horses and mountain bike riders. Stay on designated trails for that type of use. Mountain bikers yield to horses and hikers. Caution: hunting is allowed in this park. ResearShow more
#5 - Tank Spring Trail
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Tank Spring Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shoals, Indiana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature tripShow more
#6 - Oriole Trail West
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
Oriole Trail West is a 9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sulphur, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessibleShow more
#7 - Nebo Ridge Loop
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
Permits are required for horses and mountain bike riders. Stay on designated trails for that type of use. Mountain bikers yield to horses and hikers. Caution: hunting is allowed in this park. ResearShow more
#8 - Oriole Trail East
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Went to the Hoosier National Forest to explore a trail I hadn't hiked before and decided on the Oriole Trail - East. This trail peaked an interest based on its topography, remoteness and proximity to Show more
#9 - Hickory Ridge Trail 2 Loop
Hoosier National Forest
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Hickory Ridge Trail 2 Loop is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Norman, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of Show more