Birdseye Trail For Mountain Biking
The 10th most popular mountain bike trail in Indiana.
Wednesday 17 August 2016 04:02 GMT
East of Evansville and west of English in the Hoosier National Forest, the Birdseye Trail is an 11.8 mile mountain biking route through hardwood forest shared by hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. The route consists of a mix of trails and fire roads through hardwood forests passing creeks and a lake.
To reach the trailhead from US64: IN 145 (Exit 72) is 43 miles east of Evansville on I-64. Take IN 145 north for six miles to Birdseye Loop Road. A small parking area is located on this road if you turn right and head east on the dirt road. Turn right into the parking area after 1.5 mile. This parking area is little more then a widened fire road with a gate marking the trailhead.
Another new and much larger parking area may be reached from the Town of Birdseye. Turn right on the road that runs along the south side of the railroad tracks in town. At the T, turn right. Parking is about 0.25 miles, on the right (watch for trail crossing signs).
Overall, Birdseye Trail is the 10th most popular mountain bike trail of all 15 mountain biking rides in Indiana. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Birdseye Trail including Hoosier National Forest, Nebo Ridge Loop / Knobstone Trail, Oriole West Trail System, Oriole East Trail System, Youngs Creek Trail, Shirley Creek, Hickory Ridge Trail and .