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:
Yellowwood State Forest:
Knobstone Trail:

Second Knobstone Trail Closure

From the DNR website: Beginning on or shortly after November 13, 2023, a portion of the Knobstone Trail north of mile marker 9 will be temporarily closed for public safety. The re-route has been marked with white flagging with blue dots.

Knobstone Trail Closure

From the DNR website: Beginning on or shortly after May 1, 2023, portions of the Knobstone Trail south of mile marker 3 will be temporarily closed for public safety. The reroute has been marked with white flagging tape.

Foxes Den Shelter Is Open!

The Timber harvest is complete and the Tecumseh Trail from Carmel Ridge Road to Richards Road is no longer closed.  The logging  did leave some areas of the trail damaged from the logging machinery crossing the trail, leaving wide areas of disturbed ground, but much of the trail is undamaged.  Volunteers hung pink ribbons so that hikers can Read more »

Indian Hill Railroad Re-Route Map

While we await the publication of new Tecumseh Trail maps, you can download a free excerpt that shows the June 2022 re-route created due to the closure created by the Indian Hill railroad:    June 2022 Tecumseh Trail Reroute.   Note that this re-route involves about a mile walking on SR-45, which is a busy highway with Read more »

Indian Hill Road Closure

Indian Hill Road is closed at the railroad crossing south of SR 45. Due to safety concerns, this will be a permanent closure. Access the parking area near the Bean Blossom Creek low water crossing by going north on Indian Hill Road from Plum Creek Road. The map below shows the closed area.

Knobstone Trail Starting Point

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.