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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      In 1933, a local conservation club raised funds to buy 900 acres to build a lake and establish an area to hunt and fish. They offered management of the project to the Indiana Department of Conservation the following year, and this marked the establishment of Ferdinand State Forest.

      Established in 1934 as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, CCC workers built roads, service buildings, and one of the most beautiful forest lakes in the state. Ferdinand State Forest is well known for its excellent deer and squirrel hunting. The area surrounding Ferdinand is rich in German heritage, including St. Meinrad Archabbey, the Monastary Immaculate Conception and many other local landmarks and seasonal community festivals.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Details
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      Caution on Oct 30, 2018
      Local Trail Association
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      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #6,110
      State Ranking
      #27
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      2,102 ft
      Total Vertical
      299 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      755 ft
      Reports
      5
      Ridden Counter
      4

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      Recent Activity

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      user #1514172egadlageaddridelogJan 13, 2019 ride log
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 12:42pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      user #1514172egadlageaddridelogDec 30, 2018 ride log
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 10:31am
      Dec 30, 2018
      user #1297449JippolitiaddridelogNov 19, 2018 ride log
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 9:40am
      Nov 19, 2018
      user #1514172egadlageaddridelogOct 24, 2018 ride log
      Oct 24, 2018 @ 5:47pm
      Oct 24, 2018
      user #1514172egadlageaddridelogSep 5, 2018 ride log
      Sep 5, 2018 @ 5:32pm
      Sep 5, 2018
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      • ferdinand state forest activity log | embed map of Ferdinand State Forest mountain bike trails | ferdinand state forest mountain biking points of interest
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