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Fork Ridge Trail: North Section

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

A high ridge trail through HNF land with long views in all directions, and some mildly interesting rocks at the end.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

882' 269 m

High

742' 226 m

Low

199' 61 m

Up

248' 75 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Flat, wide, and not heavily used.

Description

Park in the small area along the north side of the road then follow the forest road north. You'll cross
two gas pipeline cuts in the first half mile, neither particularly offensive. Keep an eye out for the USFS signs on the opposite side of each cut.

The trail then rolls along the ridge to the "peak". You'll find some dinner table sized rocks, just past the peak on the left (south) side of the trail. These are the Hominy Mortars, rumored to be a place where natives ground corn, but likely just some neat holes in the rocks. Turn around and follow the trail back for a 3.5+/- mile total. Note the long views are going to be primarily seasonal while the leaves are down.

This is the link to the USFS pamphlet, which also describes the south section of the trail.

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Shared By:

Bryan Baumer

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#128

in Indiana

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May 5, 2019
Chris Pollock
1.7mi — 1h 06m
Jan 5, 2019
Christina Harms
Fairly easy hike. Couple steep hills to climb (surprising for IN). No water crossings for dogs. 3.5mi