South of St. Croix near Rome in the Hoosier National Forest, the German Ridge Trail is a 24 mile hiking route shared by hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
To reach the trailhead from US64: Take I-64 to IN 37 south (Exit 79). Take IN 37 south approximately 18 miles to IN 70. Go east on IN 70. In less than 1 mile, turn right where the big German Ridge Recreation Area sign indicates. When that road Ts into another, turn right. You are now on Gerald Road. Watch for German Ridge Road on your left. Turn there, and the parking area is 0.9 mile south.
Overall, German Ridge Trail is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Indiana.