Nebo Ridge Horseback Riding

The 3rd most popular equestrian trail in Indiana.

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

To reach the trailhead from Columbus, head west on IN 46 for 13 miles to IN 135 south. Take SR 135 south, 9 miles to Story. Veer off SR 135 at the Story Inn (this is Elkinsville Road, but it is unmarked). Travel 2.7 miles and pass a gravel road on your right. Take the left bend in the road and cross a bridge. Go 0.3 miles then turn left into the parking area. This newly constructed parking area was paid for with trail access fees.

Overall, Nebo Ridge is the 3rd most popular horse trail of all 11 horseback rides in Indiana. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Nebo Ridge including Birdseye Trail, German Ridge Trail, Hickory Ridge Trail, Youngs Creek Trail, Shirley Creek Horse Trail and Oriole East TrailOriole West Trail.

Nebo Ridge Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  HNF (812) 358-2675; Indiana Tourism (800) 289-6646.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  B&B in Story

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.0633, -86.2169

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  14512

Nebo Ridge Horseback Riding Map


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