Hiking & Mountain Biking

Year-round nature enthusiasts have miles of trails to explore at French Lick Resort. On foot, more than five miles of dirt and gravel wind throughout the Hoosier National Forest - perfect for wildlife viewing and exercise in the fresh air.

 

Trade that walking stick for a mountain bike and pedal Buffalo Trace's tree-lined and rock-filled eight plus miles that ascend to the top of Mount Airie. The easy tread and grades, with the signature Alex Stewart speed on the descent, welcomes both beginners and experts.

Walking & Hiking

Take to the resort on foot and observe nature in southern Indiana. There are five miles of trails that wind throughout the property and provide many opportunities to commune with nature and see historic sites around the resort. Watch for birds, owls, deer and more. Maps and guided tours are available at the Valley Links and Golf Learning Center.

 

Valley Links Trail - Easy (1 mile) - Begin at the Valley Links Golf Course parking lot and enjoy an easy walk around the Valley Links Driving Range.

 

Sand Creek Trail - Moderate (2.75 miles) - Begin at the Valley Links Golf Course parking lot and hike along Sand Creek into the hills of the Hoosier National Forest.

 

Dry Hollow Trail - Easy (1 mile) - Begin at the Valley Links Golf Course parking lot and enjoy an easy walk around the Valley Links Driving Range. Continue on to Ferguson Trail to Geneva Street to access the trailhead. This trail takes you back to Dry Hollow Recreational Area where you will find a picnic area overlooking a beautiful vista of French Lick Resort.

 

Ferguson Trail - Easy (1 mile) - A paved path connecting French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel.

Mountain Biking

Trade that walking stick for a mountain bike and ride tree-lined and rock filled eight plus miles that ascend to the top of Mount Airie.

 

Buffalo Trace Trail - Beginner (5 miles) - Trailhead located west of Monon Drive on West County Road 25 South. This beginner level loop can be ridden either direction, leaving riders to enjoy a steady, easy climb followed by a fast and flowing decent no matter which direction they choose. This trail has a 2.5 mile shortcut loop.

 

Waterfall Trail - Intermediate (3.8 miles) - Trailhead located west of Monon Drive on West County Road 25 South. Access this section through Buffalo Trace Loop. The intermediate Waterfall Loop offers riders more technical terrain, steeper climbs and views of a gorgeous waterfall.

 

Hiking permitted on Mountain Bike Trails. Trail type for hiking is rugged.
Mountain Bike Rental: 4 hours - $25 All Day - $40