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Knobstone Trail (KT)

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Indiana's longest footpath.


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Map Key

45.4

Miles

73.0

KM

Point to Point

1,010' 308 m

High

534' 163 m

Low

5,560' 1,695 m

Up

5,573' 1,699 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked

Foot traffic only.

Need to Know

There are several drop off parking areas along the trail so you can hike it in sections. The Falcon Guide guide "Hiking Indiana" has good information on seven trail segments and parking areas at each end of the segments along with good information about each segment.

Description

The Knobstone Trail (KT) is Indiana's longest footpath. It is stated to be a 60-mile hiking trail but most of the maps for thru-hikes that I have seen list it closer to 45 miles. It goes through several state forests and state parks. The trail starts at Deam Lake State Recreation Area.

You can find more information about the trail on the Indiana DNR website.

Contacts

Land Manager: Indiana DNR

Shared By:

Jonathan Rogers with improvements by Curtis Mann

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Intersection of Flower Gap loop with Deam Lake Loop.
Feb 21, 2020 near Henryville, IN

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Nov 2, 2019
Ryan Ray
Aug 11, 2019
William Watts
Jul 19, 2019
Joey Uhl
Jan 6, 2019
A. Fern
Completed the top portion in the Delaney Park loop! 4.1mi
Apr 8, 2018
Max Daugherty