Shirley Creek Trails - TRAIL

Shirley Creek Trails - Trail, Bedford, Indiana

Skill/Aerobic Level: moderate to high on the hills and in the streambeds, easy elsewhere. Loops within loops yield many options. Lots of hilly, technical singletrack. Fun, but demanding.

User Reviews (2)

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steelworx   Weekend Warrior [Apr 10, 2008]

Hoosier National Forest trail, Multi-use; many horses out the day we road 4/6/8. Lot's of rain, had to walk as much as we road because of impassible mud and chewed up by horse traffic. Would recommend as a decent trail in dry conditions steep uphills, some really nice descents.Only road a portion of it because of wet conditions.Trails not marked exceptionally well. Lot's of tree falls.

Customer Service

None. Loops within loops yield many options!Map available on Hoosier National Forest Website and more detailed Topo map at Bedford,In. Office.

Similar Products Used: Lick Creek Trail, Youngs Creek Trail
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3
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4
Jeff Frownfelter   Weekend Warrior [Oct 04, 2003]

Shirely Creek trail is a mixed use trail and many horse riders use this trail. With that in mind, there will be some areas of the trail chewed up by the horse hoofs. However, most all of the trails drain fairly well due to the often steep terrain. The Forest Service is slowly providing maintenance of the trails which consists of spreading small /fine gravel over many areas of the trails. This gravel will help reduce the "choppy" hoof marks left from the horses and provide longterm stability of the trail, but may seem to some like slightly taming the trail. I have ridden many trails used by horses and this does not bother me too much but has bothered others I have ridden with. Fewer serious large mud quagmires than most horse trails. Travel prepared to stay out for a while as it is a drive of some distance .

Similar Products Used: Have ridden Nebo Ridge, Gnawbone, Hickory Ridge, other National Forest areas.
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3
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3
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