Youngs Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 4th most popular equestrian trail in Indiana.

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South of Paoli and west of Pine Valley in the Hoosier National Forest, the Youngs Creek Trail is a 10.5 mile horseback riding route. This is one of the most demanding trails in the Hoosier National Forest. Try this trail clockwise, though be prepared for tough climbs and rocks either direction.

To reach the trailhead, travel south on IN 37 about three miles out of Paoli to Pine Valley. Pine Valley is a crossroads with a Gas Station. It has a large concrete pink pig out front, the road just south of the store is numbered County Road 250S (although the number may not be apparent). Turn right. A mile in is a gravel road to the left. (If it were numbered, it would be CR 50 W.) A mile down this road is the parking area on the left near the top of the hill. In the southeast corner of the parking area, near the picnic shelter and pit toilets, is a sign directing you to the trailhead. Follow the double-tract 0.1 mile and watch for the signs when it runs out.

Overall, Youngs Creek Trail is the 4th most popular horse trail of all 11 horseback rides in Indiana. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Youngs Creek Trail including Nebo Ridge, Birdseye Trail, German Ridge Trail, Hickory Ridge Trail, Shirley Creek Horse Trail and Oriole East TrailOriole West Trail.

Youngs Creek 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:  Difficult

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.4766, -86.46493

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  8/2/2016

ID:  14574

Youngs Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map


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