About Us

The mission of the Hoosier Hikers Council is to build, maintain, and promote high-quality natural trails for hikers and runners in Indiana.  We strive to design sustainable and durable trails which reduce maintenance by following topography contours and minimizing water erosion.

BuddaGroupWe are an organization run exclusively by volunteers, motivated by a desire to give something back to the trails they have enjoyed.  We have over 270 members, 3000 Facebook followers, and more than 100 active volunteers who log over 2000 hours every year.  Most of our work consists of either building or maintaining trails, but we also hold two trail races each year, namely, the “Run with the Foxes” mini-marathon in the spring, and the “Knobstone” mini-marathon in the fall.

The Hoosier Hikers Council is probably best known for building much of the 42-mile Tecumseh Trail, which runs from the Headquarters of Morgan-Monroe State Forest to Panther Creek, which is near Crooked Creek just south of SR 46.  Other trails we have built can be found on our Trails page.

The Hoosier Hikers Council, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is a 501 (c) 3 organization.

Visit our Documents page to read our Bylaws or obtain detailed financial information.

HHC consists of a diverse range of members, and we welcome everyone who wishes to further our mission.  We do not discriminate on the basis on race, physical handicap, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic.