Looking for a great trail in Jackson Washington State Forest, Indiana? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest 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 3 moderate trails in Jackson Washington State Forest ranging from 3.7 to 7.3 miles and from 551 to 918 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Was a very great trial only real downside was like many of the others mentioned with bugs, flies, and spider webs. Didn’t see another soul over the whole 11 mile trail. Had a few beautiful stretches that looked amazing, hoping to come back and see it in the fall. Trail markers was all very visible and easy to follow, trail was very well maintained. Highly recommended if your looking for a challenge, just don’t forget your bug spray.

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bridge out
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

Trail is washed out and the bridge once there is down as well. Water is over 4 ft deep and it’s a swamp. Impassable

Came prepared to do the complete 11 mile loop in preparation of my Knobstone Thru-Hike later this month. Got about 3 miles in and found that I couldn't progress further due to a timber harvest. I should have checked the DNR website before leaving, but a sign or warning posted at the Delaney Trailhead sure would have been nice. Still, a great trail. I hiked out via some old timber road and headed down to the Jackson Trailhead to get a couple more miles in before calling it a day.

hiking
bugs
over grown
3 months ago

We did trail 3 and 4 via trail 1 one day after rain . If I were to do it again, I would park north of Shallow Hallow area to avoid a total washout of trail 1. Trail 3 had 60% of it overgrown. Trail 4 is a gravel fire access road with ankle high grass. Signage is manageable, but not perfect. It is always nice to get out amongst the trees without others. Enjoyed the climb on Trail 3! Be prepared for bugs, toads and ticks. It is the great outdoors!! Realize that I didn't review Trail 6...but find this possibly helpful if you want to do a shorter inner loop.

on Knobstone Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent trail. I have been searching for a hard trail on this app. And this one lives up to its rating. Lots of elevation changes and beautiful views. My legs feel the burn even with my light pack. Great day hike/workout. I’ll go even further next time. Thank you!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Knob Lake is a short hike and wouldnt be bad but the area is a mess. Lots of trash from polar pop cups to beer bottles. Area would be nice if it was cleaned up.

Awesome hike today 5.9 mi

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muddy
washed out
4 months ago

Great! Will come back!

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail and well marked. Big up hill coming out of valley so great excersise as well. Really great hike

hiking
6 months ago

Did trails 6, 10, 2 with added pinnacle peak. Really enjoy trail six it has some nice features such as boardwalk and chimney in the woods. Trail 2 can be challenging. All in all good trails and nice loop.

Beautiful trail!!!! Not too difficult but still a workout.

The hike from the playground down the hill and then around the lake was fun with our little dogs. But the restrooms smell from a great distance and aren’t usable.

Enjoyed all the fall colors. But there was a reroute so it made it difficult. wanted to do the 7.7 miles and ended up doing like five. Part of it was walking on a road.

For personal reasons this is my favorite hike. Lot of memories. It’s a great southern Indiana hike also.

a definite repeat for sure.

Great hike, well marked and maintained. Make sure and take water if it’s warm out, you’ll need it. It is a good work out that rewards with great views.

no sweat!

I think that I am really liking this trail. We have already had a water crossing.

This is a great hike with beautiful views at the top of the ridge. There are intense hills, so if you’re looking for a good workout, this is the hike. The sign says 5.6 miles, but my Fitbit recorded 7.7 miles.

trail running
Friday, August 24, 2018

Wanted to try the run all the trails in one shot, once you got to the far turn on the big trail which to be fair is just a fire lane, it was completely over grown with very little traffic. You had to be careful about what you was stepping on seeing as the weeds was chest high for miles. The first few smaller trails was more heavily trafficked by bikes than hikers it seemed. The smaller trails also had far better markings than trail 8. Once you got onto trail 8 it could be very easy to wander of the trail especially around the big turn. Overall I spent about 2 and a half hours doing the full circuit. Another downside is the distance you need to park from the trail head was a bit annoying. Bridge was still out and you did need to get your feet wet on the poorly marked reroute coming and going which didn’t help. If you just want to take a casual stroll through the woods, stick to trails 1-4 and you’ll probably have a good time (after the bridge is rebuilt). Other than that wouldn’t recommend going the full distance on this one.

Bridge out. Rerouted but have to walk through 4 inch deep stream. Since this is someone’s gravel driveway not sure you could find rocks to use for hopping or if they’d be there when you returned. I’ll wait til the bridge is replaced

The trail was very good marked and maintained pretty good as well. We went early on a Saturday and just saw one parked car but met no other hikers at all. We saw a few deers, chipmunks and beautiful wildflowers. There were some spider webs but not an awful lot, we experienced worse. The flies were kinda annoying though. The only downside and the reason for not giving this one 5 stars is the amount of flies, mosquitos and that we got attacked by mini ticks. Long pants, long socks and anti tick spray on shoes, socks and pants didn’t hold them back. Besides that it was a really pretty and strenuous trail. I’d suggest to start the loop by going left, then you’ll start out with a couple of climbs and the second half is mostly flat. I’d defiantly do this one again, but I’d check for the mini ticks every couple of hours. Those are nasty!

Hiked the whole 11 mile, 1600+ elevation, hills, tight ridge passes, climbs as good as it gets for nontechnical. Red pines at 870, , no droning traffic noises, very very lightly trafficked. Amazing time. Whoever designed this trail must receive a medal. Why 15 reviews? It may not be pet/kid friendly but it is definitely serious hiker friendly.

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