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Fire Tower Trail

Intermediate
 4.8 (10)

A flowing trail, twisting and turning through the woods, with some rockier challenges.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

Singletrack

863' 263 m

High

627' 191 m

Low

205' 62 m

Up

277' 84 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Winter and early Spring riding may be limited due to surface water run-off. Check the HMBA.org website for trail status.

Description

The Fire Tower Trail begins just off the parking lot at the base of the old fire tower and runs to the Class A Campground. Look for the wooden entrance gateway.

The trail starts with a flowing, downhill, curvy segment weaving through a large hardwood forest, with numerous creek crossings and drains to be aware of. As the trail approaches the bluffs overlooking the Blue River, riders will encounter more rocky technical conditions before arriving at a short but challenging rock feature that spans a wet area along the steep cliff side. This attention-demanding segment of the trail continues along the edge of the bluff for a short distance before reaching another smoother, easier, flowing section. A side trail on the right leads to a scenic overlook.

After a gradual climb to the Iron Bridge Road crossing, the trail continues to twist and turn and descends into a series of rollers and curves, toward a wooden bridge and an intersection with the Rocky Ridge Loop. Proceeding up the left fork at the intersection, Fire Tower Trail leads to the campground, the Potato Run Trail and the Breeden Ridge Trail, while a right turn will lead into the Rocky Ridge Loop.

The trail twists and winds through another section of rocky limestone outcroppings before climbing to the other intersection with the Rocky Ridge Loop. Proceeding left at the fork, Fire Tower Trail continues to climb toward the campground, where water and restrooms are available.

The Potato Run Trail is accessed by riding a short distance to the left up one of the campground roads. The entrance is near the ice machine, by the campground gatehouse.

Contacts

Shared By:

Pete Kemppainen

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  4.8 from 10 votes

#864

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#20

in Indiana

#864

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Photos

J. bucksaws through one of O'Bannon's many rock piles.
Jun 29, 2017 near Corydon, IN

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Aug 25, 2019
Steve Hoover
Sep 7, 2018
Tom Higdon
rode trail up to fire tower from camp ground. Don't know why. 2.3mi
Jun 28, 2017
William Ganis
Oct 13, 2016
Kevin Whited
Kids did great! Riding challenging but not impossible 3.6mi