Trail Conditions

Check here for posts regarding trail closures, reroutes, and general conditions. These posts represent our best knowledge of trail conditions. They are not meant to be exhaustive, and HHC is not responsible for problems caused by inaccurate or incomplete information.
Please check with land managers for updated information, and report any problems to appropriate authorities. Below are links to several DNR websites with contact information.
Morgan-Monroe State Forest: http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4816.htm
Yellowwood State Forest: http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4817.htm
Knobstone Trail:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4224.htm

Scarce O’Fat Trail Closure

The Division of Forestry has announced a temporary trail closure of the Scarce O’Fat Trail. Beginning Feb. 10, the Tecumseh Trail hikers will follow Jackson Creek road below Yellowwood Lake Dam to SR 46 until the timber harvest is complete. See the map below:

Three Lakes Trail Closures January 2017

Beginning December 6, 2016 a section of the Three Lakes Trail from Hacker Ridge to Precint Ridge will be temporarily closed for public safety during forest management activities until further notice. A temporary reroute will allow hikers to continue using the trail. (Map: 3 Lakes Hacker Ridge trail closure 2016.) The section of the Three Read more »

Morgan-Monroe SF Restrictions

Beginning December 6, 2016 Mason Ridge Campground will be temporarily closed for public safety during forest management activities until further notice. Scout Ridge and Oak Ridge Campgrounds will both remain open for the duration of the temporary closure of Mason Ridge Campground. The fire tower and adjacent playground area will remain open to the public. Read more »

Burn Ban on Knobstone Trail in Jackson County

From the DNR’s Knobstone Trail page (http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4224.htm): Attention Knobstone Trail users. Washington County has issued a burn ban prohibiting all open flame burning due to dry conditions. Until further notice, no campfires or open flames are allowed between Delaney Park Trailhead and Leota Trailhead. Additionally, there are to be no campfires or open flames between Read more »

Tecumseh Trail Closure 11/14/16

A two mile section of the Tecumseh Trail will closed for a timber harvest on Monday November 14. The closed section begins at the Crooked Creek Handicapped Hunter parking area and ends at Panther Creek at the Hoosier National Forest boundary. This section will remain closed until further notice. UPDATE 1/2017: This section of the Read more »

Yellowwood Trails Reopened

Good news for hikers and campers at Yellowwood State Forest. The Lake Trail and Jackson Creek Trail are both opened after a closure due to a timber harvest. The Scarce O’Fat trail and High King trail are now open now also. The Tecumseh trail and the Yellowwood Lake Trail are no longer rerouted. The Z horsetrail Read more »

Yellowwood Trail Closures

Several trails at Yellowwood State Forest are temporarily closed or rerouted due to timber harvests in the area. From Laurie Burgess, Yellowwood SF Forester:   Due to past problems we need to close trails in the area of southern Scarce O’Fat and the dam. That means any section of the Tecumseh Trail west of Ylwd Lake Read more »

Knobstone Trail Reroutes

There are three areas of the Knobstone Trail that are being rerouted as of June 16th,2016: Deam Lake Trailhead, miles 13-15, and miles 39-40. Please visit the DNR’s Knobstone Trail page for more information and maps of the affected areas: http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4224.htm

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