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“The best of Southern Indiana”

Hoosier National Forest
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Bedford
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a gorgeous park. Tons of hiking trails and boat ramps. Find the Hemlock and Messmore Cliffs if you would like to take a 2 hour hike or a 4 hour repelling trip. This is a definite must see and can be found on any Hoosier Nat. Forest map.

Thank Hillary L
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Just starting to get full color at this time, and it was a beautiful drive. Enjoyed the hills and curves and took lots of photos.

Thank Patricia G
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Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Absolutely became one of my favorite places to hike. We have did 3 trails in the Charles Deam wilderness and enjoyed all of them. The scenery is beautiful and has a serene feeling that is peaceful.

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Visited the Charles Deam Wilderness inside Hoosier National Forest - did the sycamore trail and camped backcoutry for a night. Beautiful wilderness - lots of solitude. Pretty challenging hike too (especially with a pack) - loved it - first ever for my wife and I - will always be a special place. Highly recommend for hiking/backpacking.

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We came over from Cincinnati to explore the Hoosier National Forest for camping and mountain biking possibilities. What we found was not very plesent but I can tell there may be better places around the forest. We camped in the Hickory Ridge Horse Camp. Manure and flies were everywhere. I had to pick a campsite in the middle of the open field because that was the driest and least buggy and manure. I would not reccomend camping here unless you have a horse. We camped on a Monday night and were the only ones there so the isolation was good. As for mountain biking we utilized the trails around the campgrounds in the HIckory Ridge. A guide book billed this as the biggest and best in the state. It may be the biggest but not the best. Trails were beset with mud and manure from the horses. At times it was hard to distinguish the two as you slopped through it all. Brown County State Park had trails dedicated to mtn biking and trails dedicated to horses so it is better separated. We did check out the Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower for a cool view.

1  Thank Patrick K
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