Oriole West Trail
(in the southern section of Hoosier National Forest in Indiana)

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Detailed Map of
Oriole West Trail
Maps to
Oriole West & East

vicinity mapOriole West offers an approximately 7.2 mile long multiple-use loop trail. Enjoy hiking, horse riding or mountain biking through scenic hardwood forests.

Horse riders and mountain bikers are required to have a trail permit and stay on trails designated for their use. Annual ($35/year) and day-use ($5/day) permits are available from Hoosier National Forest offices and several local vendors.

Nearby Oriole East offers anothers another approximately 8.8-10 miles of multiple-use trails.

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

Oriole West Mountain Biking Trail Info

From I-64 (approx. 40 miles west of Louisville), take SR 66 South, through Sulphur, approx. 5 miles and turn right (west) onto CR 52. Continue west approx. 1 mile to the trailhead and parking area.

(Check out the interactive map above.)

Length: Approx. 7.2 miles
Trail Type: Single track & fire roads
Skill Level: Intermediate
Trail Description:

The trail runs through hardwood forest and is moderate, with some technical sections. Attention is required on descents and climbs. Go counter-clockwise for a fast, "whoop-filled" descent that leads into a technical single-track. The trail includes a scenic creek bottom section and some wide, gravel-covered stretches.

Since you may be sharing the trails with different types of users, please observe the following trail courtesy:
Mountain bikers yield to horse riders and hikers. (Make your approach known well in advance.)
Hikers yield to horse riders.
Horse riders: control your horse.

Outdoor Resources:
Other Information:
www.IndianaOutfitters.com - Indiana's Online Outdoor Recreation Guide