(BEDFORD) – The Hoosier National Forest, administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, has over 260 miles of recreational trails, spread over nine counties, from Monroe Lake to the Ohio River.
Some allow only hiking, but the majority are available for hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders.
Horse riders and mountain bikers (age 17 years and older) are required to have a trail use permit to use trails designated for those uses on the Hoosier National Forest.
Trail users have the option of purchasing an annual permit for $35 per person, or a day-use permit for $5 per person.
The 2020 permits are now available at our offices in Bedford and Tell City, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be at over 20 local vendors by the end of December.
Orders for permits can also be taken over the phone with a credit card – Bedford 812-275-5987, Tell City 812-547-7051. Vendor locations and details are available at https://go.usa.gov/xPM8D.