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Great for Farm Land/Country Scenes

By rryan in July, 2014

Good parking off Sam Palston Rd in Lebanon. Good trail between there and Thorntown. Gravel mostly- asphalt in Thorntown. Mostly shaded/tree lined path. NOT as good for full road bikes! About 8.5 miles. Enjoyable ride!

Returning to trail

By zona phelps in May, 2014

Returning to trail after a automobile accident 3 years ago I can no longer walk due to my injuries but biking is it for me. My goals now after 3 years of learning to stand, walk ,etc, is to bike to Thorntown, have lunch and return to Lebanon , this past week I found the trail to Hazlerigg in bad shape compared to 3 years ago has all interest in trail fell through ? Looking forward to a better trail for bike riding in the future .

Nice trail

By vignesdd in September, 2013

Shaded,, with a mix of asphalt and gravel, maintain in ok condition, great for mountain bike, cyclocross bike or detent bike... no for a full road bike.
Had a great time!

Runners Point Of View

By lasombrra in August, 2013

Runners and joggers using this trail will find it a nice change of pace from the traditional pavement runs like the monon. It is a nice balance between true trail running and city trails. Some work on getting parking even if it's small couple car gravel lots would be useful and some trees or fencing to separate from some rural homes would also be useful.

I also find it a great trail (although prohibited) to allow your running dog able to stretch their legs ahead of you as it is rarely crowded or dangerous, but picking up after them is difficult as no trash cans or stations are on this trail.

Heritage Trail

By highrustler1 in June, 2013

The day was perfect temperature and the trail was pretty well taken care of. Trail was mostly in between trees. Surface was not the best, the rock they used on trail does not compress like crushed limestone but rather stays loose and therefore like a typical gravel road you need to be careful, and of course there is a drag on tires when loose. Had difficulty finding the trailhead, direction on site were not explicite. We found it next to the large granery in town and parked in their lot. We decided the sheriff is the best resource for finding country trails, they know where everything is located.

Wonderful trail

By eyewise in September, 2012

I biked this trail from Thorntown South to Lebanon Sept 2012. It was a beautiful ride and we only encountered two others on the trail the entire day, even though it was a nice day. The only problem we had was finding the trailhead in Thorntown. We got mixed directions from the locals. One lady directed us North where we did find the trail, but it quickly ended in gravel, grass and limestone. It was not developed and I wouldn't suggest even trying it, unless you want to risk a flat tire. We finally found the trail South by biking past the grain elevators and through a community garden area. It would be ridiculously helpful to have a couple of trail markers in the public parking areas for those of us coming from out of town. Once we finally found the trail it was a great ride down to Lebanon. We turned around near the construction and returned. Pack snacks though as this trail is barren of any towns or areas with restaurants. Only in Thorntown or Lebanon.

Thorntown Keewasakee Trail

By moodyka in September, 2012

Trail is only 1/4 of a mile from my home and very convenient. The Trail is clean and well maintained in it's natural setting.

By eightiespike in August, 2012

The I-65 bridge that runs over the trail is under construction. If you want to ride most of the trail, it is best to start in Thorntown. The bridge work should be done by the end of November 2012. The horse part of it starts off of Serum Plant Road. The horses have their own trail. I think it only goes a mile or so. I would also like to add, this may not be a trail for road race bikes. A tire with some width to it works best on limestone.

Nice ride, trail is kinda rough

By abn2nds in March, 2012

Rode the trail today, March 20th 2012 started at the Lebanon Trailhead and rode the trail up to Thorntown. The trail has a lot of small gravel, cinder type surface, which makes it a little difficult to ride if you are not used to it. We stopped and ate at the Stookey's Restaurant in Thorntown, the food was very good. Not much in Thorntown, a small IGA and a few places to eat. Not much scenery along the way, we did see a dog, a couple of squirrels though. Otherwise kinda dull ride, 10 miles each way.

no horse access for this "horse" trail

By banditntivio in October, 2011

At the lebanon IN trail head there is a sign which forbids horses on the trail yet it is listed here as a horse accessible trail. do you have to access the trail at another location in order to ride horses? I live in Lebanon with 3 horses and would love to use this trail
thanks

Nice gravel ride!

By frdrumwright in July, 2011

I was going to have my wife hit the trail with me, but thought I should check it out first. The gravel parking lot at the trail head is easy to enter and exit, with room for over half a dozen vehicles. Once on the trail you head northwesterly on fine crushed stone on what looked like chip & seal. The trail has great tree coverage in the before 10:00 am of at least 75% shade. There are small railroad markers telling you what mile on the trail you are. The road crossings are well marked as are the stops before each crossing. Most of the roads the trail crosses are gravel of larger size than the trail. As you hit past the halfway point and cross another road, the trail heads to the right off the original trail due to a house that is now on there. As you pass the cellphone tower, becareful for the deeper gravel and less packing beneath. The mile before Thorntown is nicely paved and there is a new metal bridge taking you over a local road. The trail ends as you come upon the Sugar Creek Art Gallery (nice place to visit). At Thorntown you have a great restaurant, Stokey's for great catfish! If you go just three blocks ahead of where trail ends, you can pick up the trail again with a new name and travel to Sugar Creek. There the pavement ends and you have undeveloped trail into dense tree covered trail. From Lebanon to Thorntown and back is a easy quiet ride. If the local restaurants thought about it, they could start a discount for those using the trail. Stokey's at Thorntown and Trackside (in the old railroad station on SR 32) in Lebanon, both could profit from people using this one!