Nebo Ridge Trail is a 15.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nashville, Indiana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,476 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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. Research hunting season and wear highly visible equipment.

running
muddy
1 month ago

Pretty muddy today. But otherwise, not too bad.

hiking
3 months ago

I recommend doing this trail in the winter time, no bugs, snakes aren’t a factor, no excess vegetation. A fun winding trail through the “peaks” of Indiana. You’re in one of the most remote parts of the state, so you’re in a very quiet area. Nice trail to get peace and tranquillity. My only downside is that some parts are difficult to walk because of bike riders creating divots in the ground

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

A nice winding trip through Hoosier National Forest. Rolling terrain on a winding trail. A number of downed trees across the trail with a few making for a challenge to get around. There were lots of bugs, so insect repellent is a must. End to end, we covered 16.48 miles in 6.5 hours which included a 15 min break for lunch before heading back. Parked at the Elkinsvillle trailhead. Definitely more parking in this area than at the other end near Maumee. Not an issue on our hiking day since we did not see any others during our entire hike.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
10 months ago

Very good trail. We made it quite far before encountering quite a few very large uprooted trees from recent severe weather blocking the trail. Very scenic trail.

horseback riding
blowdown
11 months ago

rode north to south, 2 big trees down near start of trail, hard to get around, otherwise great trail, only saw two other riders, no hikers or mountain bikers, this was before the BIG storm!

hiking
muddy
Sat May 18 2019

backpacking
Mon Oct 15 2018

Did an overnighter on this trail for a bachelor party. Good trail to hike. Saw a few mountain bikers on our hike out. The leaves were still thick on the trees so we couldn’t enjoy some of the views others posted about. Overall a good trip. The map shows streams close by: don’t rely on that for water. Pack it in.

Fri Jul 27 2018

Very nice back country trail. Can be overgrown in the summer. Bring your own water or filter.

Sun Nov 26 2017

Great vista views. Unfortunately hiked as a mountain bike race was starting. Actually got ahead of the racers.

Tue Jun 27 2017

Did some hiking on the trail. Saw a Rattlesnake, which was fun. Some mountain bikers alerted me about the snake.

Sun Oct 23 2016

Great trail with endless views!

Sun Apr 03 2016

Fantastic hike!!

Sun Nov 29 2015

Some good reviews here... Not much else to say... This trail is great for distance... Somone once tried discibing this trail to me... Said it was up and down like a roller coaster the whole way with very few bends... That seams to hold true... great trail for hiking at night...

mountain biking
Thu Oct 15 2015

Good backcountry trail.

mountain biking
Mon Jun 06 2011

This is a great trail and a good alternative to Brown County State Park. The first 0.7 miles is straight up hill, so make sure to be stretched and ready to go. There is a gravel parking lot at the trail head, but no water is available. The trail goes out and back, so you may encounter riders coming the other way. The terrain is up and down with some good climbs, but there are few obstacles, making it perfect for novice riders and more advanced riders alike. At the far end of the trail, you can connect to a wide variety of other trails that wind through the Hoosier National Forest, so if you are hard-core and want to string together a 20+ mile ride, you can do it from Nebo Ridge. The pay off for the 0.7 mile climb at the beginning is that you get to bomb downhill for 0.7 miles at the end of your ride.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

recorded Nebo Ridge Trail

backpacking
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Sat Dec 22 2018

recorded neon

mountain biking
Thu Oct 11 2018

hiking
Sun Jul 30 2017

hiking
Fri Jul 08 2016