post #1 of Old 09-16-2011, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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New to Terre Haute (West Indiana) trails and locations?

I just moved to Terre Haute a few weeks ago (student at Rose-Hulman) and realized I'm really itching to get the Jeep off of pavement.

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Anyways I was looking to see if anyone can point me to trails to ride on. I know the Badlands are only about an hour and a half away but I'm looking for something more casual in the mean time I don't have time to take a trip out there yet.

The best spots are usually only carried by word of mouth but since I know pretty much no one here I'm resorting to asking here.

Just a shot in the dark hoping there might be someone from the area.....


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post #2 of Old 09-16-2011, 03:57 PM
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hey man.. im in champaign, il.. not too far from ya. I dont think the badlands is that far from you.. but i could be wrong. Its only an hour from me. Anyways.. unless you know someone with private land and get permission your options are limited. There is Redbird which is a national park you can wheel at. We are talking about heading there next month if you are interested? there is also the cliffs which is in illinois about 3 hours from you as well.
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The closest to you is Redbird, less than an hour southeast of TH. It has a great reputation from the Jeep crowd. I have been there many times on an ATV, but not a Jeep yet. http://redbirdsra.com/

You could also check into Interlake in Lynnville, IN. Its about 2 hours from you. Been there several times with my ZJ, as well as my ATV. A little bit of everything from easy trails to some pretty difficult. Here is the link:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/outdoor/4226.htm

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Just drive north to the Badlands. You'll like it. Lots of fun areas and trails there.


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Some of us are heading out to the Badlands next Saturday....the 24th. I wish I was only an hour and a half away.
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According to Google maps, Redbird is about an hour away Badlands is 1:20 away not bad at all Hopefully I'll have enough free time one of these weekends to get out there

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post #7 of Old 09-17-2011, 01:52 PM
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According to Google maps, Redbird is about an hour away Badlands is 1:20 away not bad at all Hopefully I'll have enough free time one of these weekends to get out there
well.. whenever you are planning on it hit me up on here. I can usually round a group of a few jeeps at least to go. also.. next month on the 8th is mudfest near st louis.. we are thinking about going.
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Some friends and I are going to Redbird this Sunday 9/25/11. 3 jeeps and some atv's so far. Hoping to get lots more. Anyone wants to join convoy, hit me up. Stock Jeeps are capable and welcome. To those that's never been, Redbird has quite a few easier trails. We'll be at the front gate around 9-9:30am.
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I will try to join y'all. If I am able to come I'll PM you.

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and if you want.. the group i normally go with are headed to redbird october 22n if youre interested. we were going to go the 8th.. but too many schedule conflicts came up.
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There are plains to open a DNR park in your area. Can't tell you more right now ,if I was yaw I would check with DNR and find out if you could help?
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Hey man, I actually go to rose to.. a couple buddies and i hit redbird and badlands usually about once a month. PM me if you want to know more.

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There are plains to open a DNR park in your area. Can't tell you more right now ,if I was yaw I would check with DNR and find out if you could help?
Really? Maybe at the old Newport Chemical Depot?


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Idk? They were talking about it at the DNR trail work day (@ fort Harrison)
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Are you sure they are not talking about Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis?

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2982.htm

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