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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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Trail Conditions

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Update: Oct. 9, 2015


The KT has re-opened from the Oxley Trailhead north to New Cut Rd.

Hikers be aware that deer hunting season is now open. During this time, it is highly recommended that hikers should be wearing an item of clothing in hunter orange color. Click here for deer hunting season dates.

It is time to use your tick repellent. The ticks have reappeared for this season of hiking.

With the removal of trees in the tornado area, timber harvested sections have become over grown with green brier, tree seedlings, and weeds, etc. To follow the KT through these sections, there are marks with two different color posts. Orange color marks the trail in the tornado area. Brown color marks the trail in the timber harvest sections between US 56 to Oxley Trailhead.

Attention: Please check the below section for the current re-routes of the KT including a printable map.

NOTE: If you are aware of any adverse trail conditions on the KT, please let us know. Contact Nila Armstrong. Please be specific of type of hazard and location.

Trail Re-Routes

The Knobstone Trail has a few temporary re-routes that will affect your hiking at this time. This restriction is due to the timber management areas located in the Jackson-Washington State Forest and Deam Lake Trailhead area.

  1. The new temporary Deam Lake Trailhead is located on the eastside of the dam on Wilson Switch Road. Look for the Deam Lake Trailhead sign. Note, the first quarter-mile of the KT is shared with a horse trail. Click here to see map.
  2. The northern section of the Delaney Loop is closed in Jackson-Washington State Forest. The closure is right before 47 MM to about the 45.5d MM. You can view and print by clicking here to see the map.

We will keep you posted on the status of each section. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these projects.


Knobstone Trail Maps

Knobstone Trail

Maps can be purchased at the DNR customer service center by calling 317-232-4200. The maps are $4.00 plus 7% tax each and includes shipping. They are 24" X 36" on waterproof paper and are printed in full color.

The following pdf files are about 7.0MB. So please wait while it is displaying the maps. These are the same maps that can be bought from DNR.

Maps can also be purchased near the trail at Clark State Forest, Jackson Washington State Forest and Delaney Park.


Knobstone Trail
near Salem, In

Knobstone Trail
near Sellersburg, In

For more information on the Knobstone Trail, contact:

Nila Armstrong
Streams and Trails Specialist
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Outdoor Recreation
402 W. Washington St., Rm. W271
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2782