Ferdinand State Forest Loop

MODERATE 11 reviews

Ferdinand State Forest Loop is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ferdinand, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.4 miles
1,341 feet

dogs on leash




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers





The trails start at a double trailhead in the first parking lot on the right as you enter the property. The north trailhead starts the Foxey Hollow Trail, which travels north from the parking lot and is approximately 1.3 miles in length. The Foxey Hollow comes to an end at the intersection of the Firetower Trail and the Twin Lakes Trail. Turning left will allow you to stay on the Firetower Trail and turning right will lead you through the large campground which will loop around and connect to the Twin Lakes Trail. The Firetower Trail is approximately 1.2 miles in length and merges at the Firetower with the Kayana Trail, which is approximately 2.6 miles in length. This trail loops around the northeast corner of the property and becomes the Twin Lakes Trail, which is approximately 1.9 miles in length and runs along the east side of the property. Taking the south trailhead at the parking lot begins the South Ridge Trail, which is approximately 1.8 miles in length. This trail runs along the south side of the property and merges with the Twin Lakes Trail on the propertys southeast side by Fossil Lake.

15 days ago

Nice trail, good exercise. It had some inclines. I would definitely do it again.

trail running
1 month ago

trail was in good condition overall. bikers beware lots of trees (8-10) covering the trail. 5/19/18

3 months ago

Nice trail decent climb nice overall

4 months ago

Muddy in spots but do-able . Great time , great place !

6 months ago

Theres a great fire tower that you can hike or drive too, really nice in the late summer

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Great trail to just feel mildly away from things. You still hear equipment and semi's in the distance but, you eventually tune it out to the sound of birds and the wind rustling the trees. If it has just rained make sure to wear boots. You cross a few very very small creeks. Also you have to navigate up some banks that are covered in leaves so... caution slippery when wet. Otherwise a wonderful hike to get away from things.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Beautiful place to visit

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Nice trails. Well marked

Sunday, February 19, 2017

took the south lake trail that connect with fire lane 2. some beautiful valley and dense forest parts moderate difficulty due to some steep climb ans switchbacks. total of 3 miles. not what advertised on park trail map but a very pleasant suprise. we will be back for more

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017