Hickory Ridge Trails offers users 46.7 miles of loops, lines, and connecting routes penetrating deeply through both cool dense forests of hardwood trees and open meadows with scenic beauty at every view.
Etiquette and Rules
Horse riders and mountain bikers (age 17 years
and older) are required to have a permit and stay
on trails designated for that type of use. Permits
are available from our offices and local vendors.
Observe the following trail courtesy:
Mountain bikers yield to horse riders and
hikers. Make your approach known in advance.
Hikers yield to horse riders.
Horse riders control your horse.
Pack out your trash.
Motorized travel is not permitted.
Use caution during hunting seasons. Blaze orange
clothing is recommended (do not wear white)
during deer season.
If a parking lot is not available where you wish
access, be sure your vehicle is well off the road.
Many trails intersect roadways. If you choose to
use a road as part of your trip, be mindful of traffic.
Ticks and chiggers are prevalent in southern Indiana.
Take necessary precautions including avoiding
tall grass and thick brushy areas.
Loose limbs and hazard trees can fall on the trail
at anytime, especially on windy days.
Nearest public phone is located in Heltonville,
The nearest hospital is located in Bedford, IN
Lawrence County Sheriff: 812-275-3316 or 911.
Indiana Conservation Officers: 812-837-9536.