Hiking The German Ridge Trail

The 16th most popular hiking trail in Indiana.

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.

German Ridge Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Hoosier National Forest (812) 547-7051; Indiana Tourism (800) 289-6646.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Indiana" from Falcon Guide

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  NFS German Ridge Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  14569

German Ridge Trail Hiking Map


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