German Ridge Trail Horseback Riding

The 7th most popular equestrian trail in Indiana.

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South of St. Croix near Rome in the Hoosier National Forest, the German Ridge Trail is a 24 mile horseback riding route.

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 7th most popular horse trail of all 11 horseback rides in Indiana. Several of the better horse trails are nearby German Ridge Trail including Nebo Ridge, Birdseye Trail, Hickory Ridge Trail, Youngs Creek Trail, Shirley Creek Horse Trail and Oriole East TrailOriole West Trail.

German Ridge Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  HNF (812) 547-7051; Indiana Tourism (800) 289-6646; Bicycle Garage (812) 339-3457.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  NFS German Ridge Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.95469, -86.58268

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/18/2016

ID:  14570

German Ridge Trail Horseback Riding Map


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