Hikes & Walks

A group of kids on a hike with resort activities counselors

Self-Guided Hike

Need some fresh air? Head to the Event Center Concierge to pick up a hiking scavenger hunt for a list of things to find as you hike through some of our beautiful trails. Sneakers or hiking boots are recommended. Tap the trail map button and go! Scroll down for additional trail information.


Trail Map

Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Daily • Complimentary

Event Center Concierge Desk


Grab your hiking boots and head to the Event Center Concierge. Pick up a Self-Guided Hike Scavenger Hunt brochure and be on the lookout for a list of items while on your hike. Experience fresh air, wildlife and more!


Scavenger Hunt Map

Historical Walking Tour


Activities Center



This self-guided walking tour will take you to historic sites around the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel. Pick up your walking tour brochure at the French Lick Springs Hotel front desk or the Activities Center to learn about the hotels' rich history dating back to 1845. 

Four Native Indiana birds


If you’ve got an eagle eye, the airspace at French Lick Resort is perfect for spotting birds of all types. There’s a good chance you'll see Indiana’s state bird, the Northern Cardinal, and different types of thrushes, warblers and sparrows. You might also spot a wild turkey, owl, red-tailed hawk or bald eagle. At the concierge desk at both French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels, you can pick up a complimentary birdwatching rack card that includes information about the eBird app to download and learn more about the popular birds you’ll see in southern Indiana.


Take to the resort on foot and observe nature in southern Indiana. Watch for birds, owls, deer and more. Maps are available at Valley Links golf shop.


Trail 1 - Moderate (1.5 miles) - Begin at the Valley Links Course parking lot and hike along Sand Creek into the hills of Hoosier National Forest.


Trail 2 - Rugged (5.1 miles) - Trailhead located west of Monon Drive on West County Road 25 South.


Trail 3 - Rugged (3.8 miles) - Trailhead located west of Monon Drive on West County Road 25 South. Access this section through Trail 2.


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


The Stables Hiking Trail - Moderate (1.4 miles round-trip) - A wooded path originating at the north end of the West Baden Springs Hotel self-parking lot and ending at The Stables at French Lick Resort. Follow the signs near the self-parking lot to access trail. In September and October you can enjoy the scenery and sit around a fire pit at The Stables on Saturdays from 1pm – 3 pm. S’mores will be available for purchase at The Stables gift shop.



For more information on area hiking and biking, visit the Hoosier National Forest