2 miles
Distance
482 ft
Climb
-533 ft
Descent
639 ft
High Point

South Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Ferdinand State Forest
    Ferdinand, Indiana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #96954 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Welcome to the mountain bike trails at Ferdinand State Forest. There are five bike trails at Ferdinand totaling 8.8 miles. The bike trails are also hiking trails, as well as partially wooded trails and wooded roads. The trails are marked with Carsonite brand posts with a blue bike decal. Theyall 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 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 miles in length. The Foxey Hollow comes to an end at the intersection of the Firetower Trail and the Twin Lakes Trail. Turning left will allow you to stay on the Firetower Trail and turning right will lead you through the 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 at the Firetower with the Kayana Trail, which is approximately 2.6 miles in length. This trail loops around the northeast corner of the property and 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 propertyĆ­s southeast side by Fossil Lake.
We want you to have a great time while biking at Ferdinand. For the enjoyment of all our visitors, please keep a few things in mind.
-Bikers should follow the trail markers and are not permitted to
stray off the marked trails.
-Bikers may use the improved (rock or paved) property roads to
make shorter loops but should remember that all the trails are
also hiking trails and that they should give the right-of-way to
all hikers and motorized vehicles.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -52 ft
  • Altitude min
    456 ft
  • Altitude start
    514 ft
  • Altitude end
    462 ft
  • Grade
    -0.406%
  • Grade max
    -29.234%
  • Grade min
    71.857%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,399 ft
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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