Ferdinand State Forest Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews

Ferdinand State Forest Loop is a 8.5 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.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1709 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful place to visit

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trails. Well marked

7 months ago

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