May 11-12 Work Day on the Knobstone Trail

In May the Hoosier Hikers Council conducts its annual Run with the Foxes trail race on the third Saturday.  Therefore, our monthly work day for May will be on the second Saturday.

This month, we’re going to work on the Knobstone Trail near Round Knob (approximately Mile Marker 6).  You may remember that this area of Clark State Forest was pretty much obliterated by the tornado that hit Henryville in March of 2012.  The area is still closed to the public, so, in cooperation with the Division of Outdoor Recreation, the HHC is going to work on restoring the trail so it can be reopened by this fall.

We’re going to work on Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12.  Those who are interested in working both days are welcome to camp near the Jackson Road Trailhead.  If the weather cooperates, we’ll be able to see the bright lights of Louisville from the top of Round Knob!

We’ll meet on Saturday the 11th at 9:00 am at the Pilot Travel Center at the Memphis Road exit on I-65 (exit 16).  From there we’ll carpool to the work site.  If you arrive late, you can proceed to the Jackson Road Trailhead and meet us there.  For the locations of the work site and meeting place, see the Google map at:,-85.837383&spn=0.082348,0.110378.

We’ll be clearing the trail to make a ten-foot wide corridor (required for FEMA funds).  We’ll also rebench much of the trail that we clear.  Please bring gloves, water, and lunch.  Hand saws and shovels will be handy also.  We’ll provide dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday for those who camp.

As always, it’s very helpful to us if we know that you plan to come, so we can ensure there is enough dinner and breakfast to feed everyone.  Please RSVP to, and let us know whether you plan to join for Saturday supper and/or Sunday breakfast.

See you there!