From the DNR Knobstone Trail webpage (http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4224.htm): “Due to extended drought conditions in southern Indiana, county-wide burn bans have been established in Scott, Washington, and Clark counties. As of Sept. 24, NO open fires are permitted on DNR land along the Knobstone Trail. Please check this website periodically for status updates.”
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
From the DNR: A reroute of the Tecumseh Trail between Richards Road and Carmel Ridge Road has been removed, and the trail is now open in that area. The alternate route (blue line on the map below) will remain closed.
From the DNR: The Knobstone Trail’s new designated starting point is at Deam Lake Trailhead (mile marker 0). The temporary trailhead on Wilson Switch Road is closed. The new trailhead provides greater security, improved parking and corresponds with the 2016 KT map, which depicts all officially designated KT trailheads. View map.