German Ridge Lake Trail
(in the southern section of Hoosier National Forest in Indiana)

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German Ridge Lake Trail
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German Ridge Lake

The 1.5 mile German Ridge Lake Trail is for hikers only, and it contains picturesque steps leading down to the lakeshore. It encircles German Ridge Lake and flanks some interesting bluffs and scenic rock outcrops.

For a much longer hike in the German Ridge Recreation Area check out the multiple-use German Ridge Trail.

This trail is operated by:
US Forest Service
Tell City Ranger District
248 15th Street
Tell City, IN 47586
Phone: 812-547-7051
Hoosier National Forest website


A primitive campground with pit toilets and hitching racks is available. The campground is designed for horse camping, however, any National Forest visitor is welcome to camp. A scenic lake, beach and historic picnic shelter are also available. Camping fees are $4 per night. Day use parking is also available at several trailheads. Please pack out your trash.

Outdoor Resources:
Other Information: - Indiana's Online Outdoor Recreation Guide