Best Indiana Hiking Trails

Indiana has 21 hikes.

Located in the US, the hiking in Indiana offers over twenty awesome hiking and backpacking trails. The best Indiana hiking based on popularity are considered to be Knobstone Trail - Delaney To Oxley, Nebo Ridge Loop, Porter Hollow Loop, Knobstone Trail - Jackson To Deam Lake, and Hoosier National Forest. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Indiana hiking trail below.

Featured HIKING TRAILS

Nebo Ridge Loop

Located 35 miles east of Bloomington in the Hoosier National Forest, the Nebo Ridge loop (aka Knobstone Trail) is a challenging 15 mile hiking trail through dense woods that is shared with mountain bikers and horseback riders. It connects with over 60 miles of trails and dirt roads.  MORE INFO

Oriole West Trail

East of Evansville and south of Sulphur in the Hoosier National Forest, the Oriole Trail System has over 20 miles of hiking trails. The Oriole West Trail is 7.2 miles. The Oriole East Trail is 8.8 miles.  MORE INFO

Youngs Creek Trail

South of Paoli and west of Pine Valley in the Hoosier National Forest, the Youngs Creek Trail is a 10.5 mile hiking route that is shared with mountain bikers and horseback riders. This is one of the most demanding trails in the Hoosier National Forest.  MORE INFO

Shirley Creek Trail

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.  MORE INFO

Harrison-Crawford State Forest

South of Indianapolis near the Ohio River in the Harrison-Crawford State Forest, the Adventure Hiking Trail is a rolling 24 mile trek encircling the Harrison-Crawford State Forest. Most trekers start from Potato Run and do the loop counterclockwise.  MORE INFO

Birdseye Trail

East of Evansville and west of English in the Hoosier National Forest, the Birdseye Trail is an 11.8 mile hiking route through hardwood forest that is shared with mountain bikers and horseback riders. The route consists of a mix of trails and fire roads through hardwood forests passing creeks and a lake.  MORE INFO