Please Call ICS with any questions on trails, rides or maps.
ICS sells maps for Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest.
Hoosier National Forest Trail Permit Information
All riders must have a trail permit to ride any trails in the Hoosier National Forest .
Passes may be purchased at ICS or other stores near the trailhead. Daily Passes are $5 and Annual Passes are $35. Please call to make sure we have passes before you stop by.
Indiana Mountain Bike Trails
This property is an abandoned gravel quarry that the City of Anderson has turned into a park. One of the primary designated uses is mountain biking! Currently, there is a network of trails, mostly created by ATV’s. A group is forming now to assist the city in creating a quality trail system designed for, and by, mountain bike riders. It is anticipated that there will be an “advanced” loop of 6-8 miles, and a “beginner” loop of 3-4 miles.
To get there, just head toward Mounds State Park va SR 232 on the east side of Anderson.The parking area is on the west side of Rangeline Road between SR232 and 10th Street. The property is north of White River and West of Rangeline Road.
If you live anywhere near, please contact us about building this trail system. Even a few hours of your time would help in creating a great riding destination for this part of east central Indiana.
Thanks to Brian Holzhausen for the trail INFO. Brian runs the DINO MTB Race Events!
Hoosier National Forest, Birdseye, IN
6 or 12 mile loops. The 6 mile loop is the main trail. It is mostly double track to back roads. Fairly easy trail, some rocky sections. Trail stays clear all year. The 12 mile loop is a branch off of the main loop. It is mostly single track and has some good climbs. This section is marked by the little blue arrows. This trail is sometimes grown up in summer.
From I-64 go to Exit 72 – Hwy. 145. Go north for 6 miles. Look for sign. Turn east on to a gravel/dirt road. Just over 1 mile look for small road to the right with a gate. Start at the gate.
West of I65 on State Road 46, East or West of Nashville, IN
Indiana’s Largest state park has a large MTB trails system. Great trails for all levels of riders. Only 1 hour from Indy, BCSP has activities for the whole family for a day trip or a weekend. Approx. 30 miles of trails. And connect to Yellowwood State Forest and Hoosier National Forest.
6583 E SR 264, Ferdinand, IN 47532, (812) 367-1524
Ferdinand State Forest has nine miles of mountain bike trails that are easy to moderate. The South Ridge Trail takes riders along the forest’s largest lake. Other trails take riders to two of the forest’s smaller lakes, as well as past an old fire tower. Ferdinand’s trails are a nice blend of fire roads and singletrack. There are no horses allowed here, so the trail remains in very good shape with seemingly little maintenance. The singletrack sections can be technically demanding in some spots. Most of the climbs can be ridden, but like most trails in southern Indiana, there are some hills that might require you to walk your bike.
We recommend calling ahead to the park for trail conditions before riding any State Forest trail.
Indianapolis. Park Entrance is off on 59th and Post Rd. Lawrence, IN
Trailhead is located in the park to the left of the horse stables, marked Shoen Creek mtb trail. This trail boasts 8 miles of wooded single track (with more to come) that twists and flows through the ravines in the state park. This trail is suited for all riders and has some elevation gain that will test even advance riders while riding at speed.
4.5 – 18 MI of trails. Moderate riding. Some flat, rocky areas and some big hills. There is a fee for riding at main entrance. From Lafayette take Hwy. 25 north to Logansport, Take Hwy. 35 north to Hwy. 24. Go west on Hwy. 24 approx. 3 mi. Park to left, Look for sign on the right.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
There are a variety of trails throughout the rolling wooded terrain in this 280 acre park. The intertwining trails are twisty, turny and challenging, including 1 to 2 miles of short climbs, some steep climbs and ascents, and some fun along the streambed. One trail goes along a cliff by the river, so be careful not to fall in.
From I-69, north of Ft. Wayne, go east/southeast on Goshen Rd./Ave. and continue southeast to Sherman Blvd. Turn left (north) onto Sherman Blvd. (following signs for Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo), then turn left onto Park Dr. at J.B. Franke Park sign (before zoo) and follow the road to the Nature Center. Or park at the BMX track for the trails behind it. Approx. 6-15 miles of Single track, Intermediate.
French Lick, IN
Great new trail for Indiana, the Buffalo Trace Trail is a 6+ mile trail that has great climbs and views to the top of the West Side of Mt Airie. The trails has some nice elevation change. Alex Stewart built BCSP trails and these trails that has a wonderful flow. They flow with easy, and the grades are kept around 5%. Beginner riders will have lots of fun here. And Advanced rider will rock this place!
Hoosier National Forest
6-mile loop near the camp ground. Connected to 43 miles of trails. Mostly hilly, wooded single track and forest roads. Can be linked up with Nebo ridge trail. Also used by horses. Must have a permit.
Take 65 S to hwy. 58. Go west on hwy. 58 to County road 1250 west. Look for the Hickory Ridge sing or the right. Go north on country road 1250 west to route 650 north. Follow road to split, take right split follow to the Hickory Ridge camping area.
Hickory can be connected from the Nebo Ridge Trail also.
4 miles of trails. Moderate riding on rolling reclaimed land.
From Hwy 37 at Bloomington take Hwy 45 south 14 mi to Hwy445. Take Hwy 445 west 4 mi to Hwy 54. Follow 54 west approx. 25 mi into Linton. After you pass McDonald’s, take the next road to the right at the “Sunset Park” sign. Follow CR 100 west 0.7 miles to the Linton Conservation Club. Turn right into the parking lot. Trail Starts up the rock road to the right just past the restrooms. Follow the rock road. There is two different paths to the right. Second one (just up the small hill and to the left) is the start of the longer trail. The two trails weave in and out of each other.
325 N. State Highway 7, North Vernon, IN 47265, (800) 928-3667 toll free
The Park’s main entrance and Visitor Center are 1.2 miles from the intersection of US 50 and State Highway #3 & #7. We are less then 15 miles from Interstate 65, and approximately one hour from Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Local riders have been adding some improvements to the trail system over the past couple years. Additional mileage may be added again next year. The reviews by riders from around the state and Kentucky have been great. This years coarse was approximately five miles of technical invigorating woodland trail. Modified loops can be done from one visit to the next. The trail consists of a loop that is mostly difficult, with some moderate sections.
8.5 miles (one way) 17 miles of trail total. Fast single track with lots of ups and downs. Indiana’s Oldest MTB trail.
Take 65 South to Hwy. 46 West to Hwy. 135 to the south. Approx. 9 MI to Story, IN. Go past the Story INN. Follow road for 2.7 MI, you will pass a rock road to the right stay to the left. The parking area is about 1/4 MI past bridge.
Parking area is on left , just before a big hill to the right. Permit needed.
Can connect to Yellowwood State Forest
O’Bannon Woods is located within the Harrison-Crawford State Forest. Located along the Ohio river in the southwest Indiana, O’Bannon Woods State Park. Entrance to the trail is located near entrance near the fire tower and in camp ground. About 12 miles of trails built by HMBA. Park also has the 24 mile Adventure Hiking Trail (AHT) that is a rough true mountain bike experience and is the most remote trail in Indiana. The trail has recently been opened to mountain bikers and can be combined with the new mountain bike trails. The rugged terrain with scenic views of the Blue and Ohio rivers. Great trails and camp ground. Lots of fun rocky trails. Riders should expect a long day on the AHT, 8 to 10 hours with hike-a-bike sections and difficult navigation to complete the entire AHT.
The Outback trail at Imagination Glen provides over 11 miles of scenic groomed trails for mountain biking and hiking. There are trail sections appropriate for beginners, as well as for advanced mountain bikers.
RR 4, Box 214, Spencer, IN 47460, (812) 829-2462
Owen-Putnam has fourteen miles of moderate to difficult trails for mountain bikers. Although Owen-Putnam is the state’s second smallest state forest, it has the forestry divisions longest mountain bike trail. The tiny property’s off-road path is also one of the toughest. The main loop is primarily singletrack with few level spots, with plenty of tricky descents and climbs that will have most riders pushing their bikes. Opening the existing bridle trail was easy, but tailoring it to knobby tires may take some time.
Many of the wet lowlands are badly pock-marked with hoof prints, and consequently, they can turn into large, muddy bogs. Many of the trail markers and signs have been stripped of their bicycle information, and some key markers have been knocked down or removed by disgruntled trail users. Have a good map, such as a topographical map of the area, and a compass, in case you get lost. This is a great trail when navigated properly and ridden in very dry conditions. When this trail is wet, it can be nearly impossible to ride. It’s a relatively short drive from Indianapolis (about one hour).
Because of heavy horse use and poor trail design, these trails can be very frustrating to ride (or near impossible) when conditions are wet and muddy.
We recommend calling ahead to the park for trail conditions before riding any State Forest trail.
Click here for Map (.pdf)
South Bend, Indiana
Approx 6 miles of single track for beginner to advanced. This loop trail contains some quick ups and downs, steep (short) climbs and tight turns, with a big jump at the end. The first portion of the trail is mostly intermediate through fast, rolling terrain, while the latter portion has more climbs and is more technical.
Directions FromUS 20 on south side of South Bend: Go north on US 31 to Ewing. Turn left (west) onto Ewing and follow it to Gertrude St. Turn left (south) onto Gertrude St. and follow it approx. 1/2 mile to the trailhead on the right (west) side of street. Park across the street from the trailhead or in the park (which is a little further north on Gertrude St., on the east side of the street).
7500 Mann Rd. Indianapolis
The entrance to the bike trail is right off the upper gravel parking lot. Follow the double track by the sign until it turns right, the single track will be on the left. The trail offers a variety of terrain from tight twisty single track to fast double track. It is fun for beginner to advanced riders. The trail length is approx. 7+ mi long. Super fun riding. Near Mann Road and Southport Road on Indy’s Southwest Side.
6 mile trail. Moderate riding. A new trail was added this winter. Looping around Tipsaw Lake, this trail is mostly flat, with a couple moderate climbs and some rocky parts. It includes a couple challenging stream crossings and a soft, muddy section. Beginners get real mountain biking here (rocky sections, shallow ravines and climbs) without being overwhelmed. It’s fun for intermediate riders, too.
From I-64 go to Hwy. 37, exit 80. Go south for 6.5 mi. Look for Tipsaw Recreation Area sign. Turn right into park entrance. Stay on main road until you get the lake. Park near beach, trail starts to the right into opening in a field go to the right (up a hill into single track).
Indianapolis, On 96th Street West of Allisonville Rd.
Nice beginner local mountain bike trail, approx. 8 miles. Great trail for all levels of riders. Good place for beginners and families. Fun for ALL!!!. The trail runs through approx. 160 acres of wooded land along the west side of the White River in Indy. The mountain bike park is on 96th St. (south side), between Hazel Dell Parkway and Allisonville Rd. There are lots of tight twists and turns on this fast trail through rolling terrain., as well as a couple of short, steep climbs and descents, and many newly added log crossings. The trail should be ridden clockwise, and is open from dawn till dusk. This trail is marked and easy to follow.
Follow the IMBA rules of the trails.
VBR is a family owned facility nestled in the wooded hills of Brown County. There are 15+ miles of mountain biking and hiking trails at the nationally accredited trail system.
Directions from Bloomington: Take State Rd. 46 out of Bloomington towards Nashville. At the Dairy Queen in Nashville, follow State Rd. 46 to the right – towards Columbus. Apx 6 miles from Nashville you will pass a Marathon Station. The next road (apx .5 miles on the right) is Mount Liberty Rd. Go .5 miles to the ‘Y’, and go right, becoming Valley Branch Rd. Apx .2 miles on the right will be Valley Branch Retreat and Paintball Valley.
Directions from Columbus: Take State Rd. 46 west out of Columbus (towards Nashville) and go 10 miles. Past the Flea Markets on the left is Mount Liberty Rd. Go .5 miles to the ‘Y’, and go right, becoming Valley Branch Rd. Apx .2 miles on the right will be Valley Branch Retreat and Paintball Valley.
Versailles, IN 70 mile from Indy
Starts at the trailhead across from the swimming pool parking lot. Tight, technical, dense woods, steep hillside sections. Some very fast trail sections in the park, flowing very close to the edge of a 150 cliff, directly above a big horseshoe bend in Laughrey Creek. There is a lot of elevation change. .
New Castle, Indiana
Westwood is a fun and challenging loop around a beautiful lake, with approx 10 miles of trails, with spectacular views of the lake along the ride. While there are no significant climbs, there is a deceptive amount of climbing. The complete loop has approx 1000 feet of climbing gained in 25 to 30 foot chunks. Beginners may get a bit frustrated with the constant up and down and gear changing, but would be able to ride virtually the entire loop. While there is some great flow to this loop, it is not a big ring hammer ride. You will get a work out.
Directions from NE side of Indy – approx 40 min drive: Take SR 36/67 to McCordsville, then east on SR 234 to Kennard. DO NOT continue onto 234, but go straight thru onto 200 S until you hit a “T” at 400 W.Go left approx 1/8 mile and take the first right on 175 S. At the next “T”, 275 W, take a right and you’re there.
From Fishers: – Take I-69 North to SR 38 in Pendleton. go east thru Cadiz until you intersect with SR 234/38. Take a right at 275 W and go south (look for signs) until you see the park.
From I-70: Go east on I-70. Go north on SR 3 for about 3-3.5 miles to Cherry Street. There is a stop light at the Cherry Street intersection. Look for a large cemetery on the right. Turn left onto Cherry Street. Immediately after making your left, curve to the left and veer onto 100S. Stay on 100S for a few miles until it “T’s” at 275W. Turn left onto 275W. Follow 275W until you see the park entrance on your left.
Winona Lake, IN (outside Warsaw)
The trail is approx 7 miles and growing. This trail is one of three trails currently used as a DINO course in northern Indiana. The trail makes good use of the natural terrain with almost exclusively single track to ride, and lots of elevation changes. There are no long extensive climbs, but enough of short and steep climbs to get the heart-rate up.
The trail has some technical sections, but also offers section that are safe enough for the local kids to ride.
Directions: Take US31 south from South Bend to US 30 E. Go to Warsaw and turn right on Center St. Once in Warsaw (at the Bob Evans intersection), proceed for 2 lights on Center, and turn left on to Argonne Rd. Go to the stoplight, straight ghrough the intersection and it will become Park Ave. Follow Park Ave. through Winona Lad, past City Park on the right, over a bridge, and then next road on the left is Boys City Dr. Follow Boys City Dr. to the main entrance of the Winona Lake Trail System. Parking is located inside the main entrance.
Indiana’s newest mountain bike trails. About 12 mile and more being built. Park at Crooked Creek lake. Off Crooked Creek Road off State hiway 46. West of Nashville, IN Just pass Dance Barn turn Left(South). Crooked Creek Lake on left a few miles in. It can be accessed from Nebo Ridge. Take Blue Creek Road West till dead End. Trail D will take you into Yellowwood. From Brown Co State Park. Roll through Taylor Ridge Campgroup to back playground. Take 10 O’ Clock trail into Yellowwood.
Kentucky Mountain Bike Trails
Capital View Park is a 150 acre park in Frankfort with approx. 9 to 10 miles of trails. Great for beginners and experienced riders. The trails are mostly tight twisty singletrack, with a few creek crossings, a cool downhill section, and some nice jumps. Great place to night ride on the way to Cave Run.
Go to the East-West Connector (Hwy 676) and turn north on Coffee Tree Rd, then go left on Glenns Creek Rd. Park by the baseball fields. Trailheads are off of the parking area and some more down past the parking area at the end of the gravel road, past the soccer fields. The good place to start is by the entrance to the parking area on the left, in the grass. This will take you past the basketball court and under a bridge (Hwy 676).
For more info, call the Frankfort Parks Dept at (502) 875-8575
Salt Lick, KY.
200 mile trail system. Lots of tight single track and big climbs. Lots of camping, cabins and hotels.
Take I-65 south to I-64 East to exit 123 and go east on US 60 for 6 miles. Take a right and turn on to Hwy 211 and go 4.5 miles. Turn left when you see the Daniel Boone National Forest sign on FS 918. There are parking areas on the right after about 2 miles, by the boat ramp. You can also go down a bit further to the campground area and park.
The trail head for ‘Clear Creek’ is on the other side of the road, while the Iron Furnace trail head is down by they campground.
Great place to make a weekend trip. Tons of fun trail…. ICS has maps available, and ride this trail 20+ times a year!!!
For more information, call the Morehead District Ranger at (606) 784-6428
Approx 6 miles of trails. This is a great city park!!! Tight and twisty. Lots of people so watch out!
Take I-64 to (Exit 8) Grinstead Rd. Go west on Grindstead and stay over to the left turn lane. Turn left onto Lexington. Take any entrance to the park on your right and go around the loop to the top of Hogans Fountain. Park there and the trailhead starts behind the fountain. There are quite a few trails, so look around and remember where you have been.
Super fun downhill runs with some doubles and big jumps. About 8 miles of trails. Closest Freeride part to Indy!!!
Take I-65 south through Louisville, and exit at #125 onto the Gene Snyder Freeway (841) West. To the Exit 1 the Fort Knox Exit. Turn left at the stoplight. Large sign and turn left in to park. After coming into the park, you will go right at the split and there is a nice size parking lot with access to the trail
KYMBA has done great work here.
Green River Lake State Park
179 Park Office Road, Campbellsville KY 42718-9351
Approx 30 miles of trails. Nice place!!! Lots to offer!!!
Check out the Central Kentucky Cyclists website for more information or the Kentucky State Parks
Canal Loop Paducah, KY
Approx 14 miles of trails. Canal Loop is super fun and fast!!! Great if you are in the area. Not worth the drive from Indy!!!
Exit 31 off of I-24 and go south 4 miles until you reach the North Visitors StationStation.
North / South Trail
Approx .31 miles of trails located in the Land Between the Lakes area of western Kentucky. The North/South trail is nearly all singletrack. Nice and rolling with some climbs, and goes close to Kentucky Lake. States at Golden Pond trailhead and to goes to the North Welcome Station. Trail has many road corssings.
Take exit 65 off I-24 and go west 15 miles to the Golden Pond Visitor’s Center. From the parking lot, ride north on The Trace (Hwy 453) about 1/4 mile to the trail head.
Call (502) 924-2000 for trail conditions and hunting dates. http://www.lbl.org.
Waverly Park Louisville KY
The trail is a combination of old ATV trails with some singletrack trails made by KYMBA . Lots of loops.
Take I-65 through Louisville, and exit at #125 onto the Gene Snyder Freeway (841) West. Take the Fort Knox Exit (Exit 1).Turn left at the stoplight. Take a left on Saint Andrews Church Rd at Hardee’s. Follow to first light and take a right. Proceed 2 miles and park entrance is on the right, going up a hill. Park at first paved lot on the right.
Click here for Map (.pdf)
Thanks to Scott Cooper for Info on Kentucky trails.
Other Mountain Bike Trails Kickapoo State Park
Kickapoo State park near Danville has 12 miles of MTB trails. The trail winds across prairie and through woods with some steep gully’s.
Kickapoo State Park is located between Champaign and Danville, IL. From I-74, take the Oakwood exit, #206, turn North and follow the signs to Kickapoo S.P. Once in the Park follow the signs to the Pavilion.
Click on the banner above for a great Pisgah link.
Some of the best riding anywhere and only 8 hours form Indy.
Riding all year long with 3000+ feet elevation change.