BEDFORD – Visitors ages 17 and older, who wish to ride a bike or horse on the Hoosier National Forest are required to have a trail use permit.
Permits are available for daily use at $5 per person, or annual use at $35 per person.
There are a variety of options to purchase a trail use permit – at Forest offices, at local vendors, order by phone or mail, or online. To purchase in person, contact your local Forest office to schedule an appointment – Bedford 812-275-5987, or Tell City 812-547-7051.
Visitors may purchase digital trail use permits for day or annual use online at this link or via a mobile device at the site or in advance.
Established in 2021, this public service allows for mobile transactions on-site, if cell service is available, or in advance, if service is unavailable. Ninety-five percent of the income from these permits is used to maintain trails, enhance trailheads, and improve visitor services on the Hoosier National Forest.
Visit https://go.usa.gov/xeuV7 for more information.