Oriole Trails West

Sulphur, Indiana 47174

Oriole Trails West

Oriole Trails West Professional Review and Guide

"Located in Hoosier National Forest, about 4 miles south of I-64 on IN 66. This trail is much more fun ridden counterclockwise. The amount of effort put into the climbing doesn't seem like much of a price to pay for the big fun on the descent. The singletrack along and through the creek is wonderful and the technical weaving through tight trees near the end is great.

The crushed stone trail surface means Oriole West stays rideable when other trails are a ribbon of mud. The bad news: they're wide and not very aesthetically pleasing for the rider seeking singletrack. The good news: the best singletrack remains unmolested by the gravel truck. Oriole West packs everything any HNF trail offers into 1 compact little package: hills, technical sections, rip-roaring descents, pines, hardwoods, creek crossings. You name it, it's here."

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Trail Information

Sulphur
Nearby City
8.5
Distance
800 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Technical Difficulty
Easy
Physical Difficulty
Year-round, best in late fall when it's drier; avoid hunting season.
Season
Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District, 812-547-7051
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated map or ROG are available from the Forest Service. USGS: Beechwood and Branchville
Local Maps

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Nov 2018