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Hoosier National Forest & Charles Deam Wilderness

Near: BloomingtonIN (Weather)
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11 Total
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90 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description The trails in the Charles Deam Wilderness area as well as those in the adjacent Hoosier National Forest are well maintained mostly single track through the mixed hardwood and pine forest. Many of the trails had gravel overlay which created excellent footing. It's great for gaited horse riders as you have many miles of excellent trails to gait.
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Campground There are two public campgrounds which are managed by the Forest Service and several private campgrounds adjacent to the forest. The Midwest Trail Ride campground offers both scheduled weeks (advertized in Trail Rider Mag) and individual camping with stalls for your horses. Circle S also has stalls or you can picket your horses. In the public campgrounds horses must be picketed or tied to tie-rails. Circle S and Midwest offer electric and water hook-ups. There is no human water, and check on horse water at the public campgrounds.
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US Forest Service



, IN
Midwest Trail Ride
Directions From Bloomington, take State Route 446 south east. Contact the Forest Service or private campground operator for specific information on the location of their camps.
This information was provided by Walt on 10/23/2003 10:24:56 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

   

   

   

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