Hiking The Shirley Creek Trail

The 17th most popular hiking trail in Indiana.

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Northwest of Paoli near West Baden Springs in the Hoosier National Forest, the Shirley Creek Trail is a 19.5 mile hiking route. The route is wooded and passes rock formations with varied terrain. The trail network has many loops and are very rolling.

To reach the trailhead from Bloomington, take SR37 south approximately 25 miles to US 50 just south of Bedford. Take US Highway 50 west 9.6 miles to the intersection of Highways 50 and 60. Continue going west on Highway 50, 0.1 miles to the first county road on the left. Turn left on this county road and immediately cross some railroad tracks. Drive 0.9 to County Road 825 West; turn right. Drive 3.4 miles to the split in the road. Take the left split (CR 810 north) and pass Bonds Chapel and a cemetery on the right. Drive 1.3 miles to CR 775. Turn right on CR 775 and drive 1.2 miles to the Shirley Creek Trailhead sign on the left. Turn left into the property and follow the road to the campgrounds.

Overall, Shirley Creek Trail is the 17th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Indiana. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Shirley Creek Trail including Nebo Ridge Loop, Oriole West Trail, Porter Hollow Loop, Two Lakes Loop, Knobstone Trail - Nebo Ridge Section and Hoosier National ForestHickory Ridge Trail.

Shirley Creek 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:  Moderate

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

GPS:  38.64871, -86.60288

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  7/3/2016

ID:  14575

Shirley Creek Trail Hiking Map


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