Nebo Ridge Trail
(in the northern section of Hoosier National Forest in Indiana)

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Nebo Ridge offers 8.6 miles of multiple-use trails. This means that hiking, biking and horseback riding are all allowed on the trails. There are some scenic views from the ridgetop trail.

Horse riders and mountain bikers are required to have a trail permit and stay on trails designated for their use. Annual ($35/year) and day-use ($5/day) permits are available from Hoosier National Forest offices and several local vendors.

This trail is operated by:
US Forest Service
Brownstown Ranger District
811 Constitution Avenue
Bedford, IN 47421
Phone: 812-275-5987
Hoosier National Forest website

Nebo Ridge Mountain Biking Trail Info

From Hwy 46 (between Bloomington and Nashville) take Hwy 135 South approx. 9 miles to the Y intersection at Story. Turn right (southwest) at the Story Inn (not well-marked) onto Elkinsville Road. Follow the road approx. 2.7 miles, past a gravel road to the right, as it bends to the left and goes over a bridge. Continue approx. 0.5 miles and park in the small parking area (pull-out) on the left side of the road.
From Hwy 46, take Hwy 135 South past Story and turn right (southwest) onto S Mount Nebo Rd. Continue approx. 1 mile and turn right (west/southwest) onto Cliff Greathouse Rd. Follow the road to the T intersection and turn right (west/southwest) onto S Berry Ridge Rd. Follow the road as it turns southeast, and park at the parking area on the right (west) side of the road.

(Check out the maps above.)

Length: Approx. 17 miles (8.6 miles one way)
Trail Type: Single track
Skill Level: Intermediate
Trail Description:

Nebo Ridge Trail is also known as Knobstone Trail, although the actual Knobstone Trail (which is hiking only) is further south and is not connected. Nebo Ridge Trail is like a roller coaster through the woods, with lots of short and fast ups and downs. There are other trails that connect to this out and back trail, but they are designated for hiking only.

To hook up with nearby Hickory Ridge Trails, at the southern end of Nebo Ridge Trail, turn right (west) onto CR 1000 N. Continue approx. 1 mile and take the first left over a bridge. Immediately after the bridge, at the road intersection, turn right (north) onto Tower Ridge Road. Follow the gravel road approx.1/2 mile or so, and catch Trail 20 coming in on the left side of the road, just before a bridge.

Since you may be sharing the trails with different types of users, please observe the following trail courtesy:
Mountain bikers yield to horse riders and hikers. (Make your approach known well in advance.)
Hikers yield to horse riders.
Horse riders: control your horse.

Limited parking is available at the trailheads. No horse trailer parking is available. Camping is not allowed at the trailheads, but it is permitted in back-country areas. Please pack out your trash.

Outdoor Resources:
Other Information: - Indiana's Online Outdoor Recreation Guide