Ferdinand Mountain Bike Trail Map - FERDINAND

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					                     Mountain Bike Trails at                                             Welcome to
                                                                                    Ferdinand State Forest
                     Ferdinand State Forest
                                                                                      In the fall of 1933, local citizens and a
        Welcome to the mountain bike trails at Ferdinand State Forest. There     local conservation club approached the
are five bike trails at Ferdinand totaling 8.8 miles. The bike trails are also   Department of Conservation (now Department
hiking trails, as well as partially wooded trails and wooded roads. The          of Natural Resources) with an idea of what
trails are marked with Carsonite brand posts with a blue bike decal. They
                                                                                 would become Ferdinand State Forest. Soon
all range in difficulty from moderate to moderately difficult. While riding
the trails, bikers should be prepared for the occasional thorn or scrape.
       The trails start at a double trailhead in the first parking lot on the
                                                                                 they donated 900 acres of land and raised funds
                                                                                 to purchase additional land. By the spring of
                                                                                 1934 the 1513th Civilian Conservation Corps
right as you enter the property. The north trailhead starts the Foxey Hollow
Trail, which travels north from the parking lot and is approximately 1.3         camp was planting trees on the donated                                STATE FOREST
miles in length. The Foxey Hollow comes to an end at the intersection of         property. Eventually they built roads, a 40-acre
the Firetower Trail and the Twin Lakes Trail. Turning left will allow you        lake, property buildings and fish hatchery
to stay on the Firetower Trail and turning right will lead you through the       ponds. Campgrounds, shelterhouses and a
large campground which will loop around and connect to the Twin Lakes
Trail. The Firetower Trail is approximately 1.2 miles in length and merges       beach have been added over the years.
at the Firetower with the Kayana Trail, which is approximately 2.6 miles         Additional purchases have brought Ferdinand
in length. This trail loops around the northeast corner of the property and      to about 7600 acres.
becomes the Twin Lakes Trail, which is approximately 1.9 miles in length
and runs along the east side of the property.
       Taking the south trailhead at the parking lot begins the South Ridge
Trail, which is approximately 1.8 miles in length. This trail runs along
the south side of the property and merges with the Twin Lakes Trail on
the property’s southeast side by Fossil Lake.
                                                                                     Ferdinand State Forest
      We want you to have a great time while biking at Ferdinand. For                         6583 E. SR 264
the enjoyment of all our visitors, please keep a few things in mind.                       Ferdinand, IN 47532                                        Mountain Bike Map
      ! Bikers should follow the trail markers and are not permitted to                  Phone: (812) 367-1524
        stray off the marked trails.                                                      FAX: (812) 367-2846
      ! Bikers may use the improved (rock or paved) property roads to
        make shorter loops but should remember that all the trails are              e-mail: ferdinandsf@dnr.IN.gov
        also hiking trails and that they should give the right-of-way to
        all hikers and motorized vehicles.
      To get to the trailhead parking lot take 264 North to the Ferdinand
State Forest entrance. The parking lot will be on the right shortly after                        OUR MISSION
entering the park.
                                                                                     The Indiana Department of Natural
PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING RULES                                                      Resources' Division of Forestry
                                                                                          promotes and practices good
    Wearing helmets and safety equipment is highly                                   stewardship of natural, recreational
    recommended.                                                                      and cultural resources on Indiana's
    Stay on designated bike trails only.                                                public and private forest lands.
                                                                                    This stewardship produces continuing
    Only non-motorized bicycles are permitted.
                                                                                   benefits, both tangible and intangible, for
    These are shared trails. Ride carefully!                                           present and future generations.
    (Bike riders should yield right of way to others)
    Please try to avoid skidding on downslopes and wheel
    spinning on upslopes.                                                             The DNR prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,
                                                                                       national origin, sex, or disability. If you believe you have
    Avoid riding trails after saturating rains or snowmelt.
                                                                                         been discriminated against in any program, activity, or
    Overnight camping along bike trails is not permitted.
                                                                                           facility as described above, or if you desire further
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                                                                                             information, please write to;
    Maximum speed is 15 M.P.H.                                                                                                                                    BI
                                                                                                    Department of Natural Resources
    We recommend wearing orange during hunting season.
                                                                                                    Executive Office
                                                                                                    402 West Washington St., Rm W256
                                                                                                    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    In case of emergency contact the                                                                317•232•4020
    Sherriff's Department at 911                                                                    www.dnr.IN.gov/forestry
                         Enjoy your ride!                                                         ferdbikemap6-12.p65
                            FERDINAND STATE FOREST
                              MT. BIKE TRAIL MAP
                    State Highway


                    Ferdinand State Forest Boundary

                    Private Road

                    Service Area / Office
                    Manager's Residence                                             TRAIL
 N                  Ferdinand Forest Lake
                    Camping Area
            Y       Youth Camping Area

                    Shelter House / Picnic Area
                    Beach Area

                    Boat Dock / Ramp                                      Lookout
                                                                          Tower                                 7
                    Hiking / Fire Trail (No Vehicles)
                    Road Closed During Recreation Season

                    Fire Tower

                                             Mt. Bike Trails
                                             Mt. Bike Trailhead    B
                                                                  miles                                       TWIN
                                                                                     FIRE                     LAKES
                                             Twin Lakes            1.9               TOWER                    TRAIL
                                             Kyana Trail           2.6               TRAIL
                            64                                                                            1                  COYOTE
                                             Firetower Trail       1.2                                                         HOLLOW
                            To                                                                                                   LAKE
                                             Foxey Hollow Trail    1.3
                                             South Ridge Trail     1.8
      FOREST ENTRANCE                        TOTAL TRAIL MILES     8.8

                                     8            FOX
264                                                 HOLLOW
                                                     TRAIL                          CAMP
 To Ferdinand                                                     3                 GROUND                          FOSSIL
                                                                                    LAKE                            LAKE

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