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Indiana: Clark State Forest
Posted on Tuesday, June 14 @ 03:07:22 CDT by iljiana

Horse Camping & Trails
Clark State Forest
P.O. Box 119
Henryville, IN 47126
(812) 294-4306
ClarkSF@dnr.state.in.us

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Horse Trails:
Approximately 100 miles of marked trails and six day ride parking areas. Horseback riding is permitted only on designated bridle trails. All horses brought, driven or ridden onto Clark State Forest must have a valid annual horse use tag.

Wildlife Loop (blue trail marker) - 3.5 miles
Easy. Area has wide trails enhanced by wildlife openings and ponds.
Shaw Lake Loop (green trail marker) - 5.5 miles
Moderately Rugged. Very scenic trail bordering Shaw Lake . High vistas with two steep areas.
Horse Camp Loop (blue trail marker) - 5 miles
Moderate. Good scenery. Trail crosses one creek, goes by several vistas, switches back and cuts around camel backs.
Beginner Loop (orange trail marker) - 3 miles
Easy. Wider trails built for beginning horses and riders.
Wilcox Valley Trail (yellow trail marker) - 0.5 mile
Moderately Rugged. Scenic with large trees and winding creeks. Wet in spring.
Bowen Loop (blue & yellow trail marker) - 7 miles
Moderate. Upland trees include chestnut oak and pine; several vistas.
Deam Trail (red trail marker) - 20 miles
Moderately Rugged. Day-long ride with all types of scenery and wildlife. Ends at day ride area on Flower Gap Trail.
Mountain Grove Trail(green trail marker) - 4.9 miles
Moderately Rugged. Trails are wider due to wildlife habitat enhancement work, wildlife food plots and ponds. Some creeks, hills and hardwood trees.
Dry Fork Loop (orange trail marker) - 12 miles
Rugged. Very primitive area with two ever-changing creek crossings. Large trees and steep valleys, creeks and knobs. This trail is one of the most scenic, and has two crossover shortcuts (green & yellow).


Trail Difficulty Ratings:
Easy- A wide trail, often short in length and free of obstacles, located near day use areas, horse camp facilities and recreation areas where heavy use is expected.
Moderate- A wide, longer trail of moderate grade, traversing varying topography and free of obstacles.
Moderately Rugged- For the more experienced horse and rider. Trail width may vary from 4-6 feet and may accommodate both double and single file riding. Steeper grades, varying topography and changes in trail surface will be encountered.
Rugged- Rugged trails are designed for single file riding over extremely steep grades, dramatic topography, native rock and frequently changing trail surfaces. Obstacles such as rock ledges, fallen trees and creek crossings may be encountered.

For more information  http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/index.html?http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/stateforests/clark.htm&2

 
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