Hoosier National Forest

Hoosier National Forest

Hoosier National Forest

Hoosier National Forest, IN


812.275-5987 or 1.866.302.4173


About Hoosier National Forest

The Hoosier National Forest, in the hills of south central Indiana, provides a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this small but beautiful Forest a favorite! Forest managers work with the public to develop a shared vision of how this 202,000 acre Forest should be managed. We strive to provide outstanding stewardship by restoring, maintaining, and interpreting our public's cultural and natural resources. We offer high quality, resilient and rare ecosystems that provide diverse outdoor recreational experiences.

The Hoosier National Forest is part of the United States Forest Service under the Department of Agriculture. The US Forest Service manages 153 national forests and grasslands across America. The Forest Service mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

The Hoosier National Forest has 27 different trail systems (over 260 miles of trails) varying from .8 miles to 48.7 miles to provide resources for both day hikers and backpackers alike. For information on hiking trails, biking trails, horse riding, camping, fishing, and more visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/hoosier/recreation.

We recommend the Nebo Ridge Trail and the Hickory Ridge Trail, because parts of each are in Brown County.



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