Important Update

Important Update: Our hotels, dining venues and resort events (with the exception of concerts) are open to overnight guests only. French Lick Casino and the golf courses are open to the public. Fully vaccinated guests are now welcome to enjoy the resort without a mask. More info

Hiking

Year-round nature enthusiasts have miles of trails to explore at French Lick Resort. More than 10 miles of trails wind throughout the Hoosier National Forest — perfect for wildlife viewing and exercise in the fresh air.

 

Trail Map

Outdoor Hiking Adventure

Saturdays • 9:30am

Meet at the Event Center concierge counter

Complimentary

Need some fresh air or a little exercise to get the day started? Join us for a guided nature hike through the rolling hills of the French Lick Resort campus.

 

Morning Walks

Saturdays & Sundays, May through October • 8:30am

Meet at the West Baden Springs Hotel concierge desk

Complimentary

Join a 3-mile brisk walk through the French Lick Resort campus, guided by a West Baden concierge staff member. A great way to get your steps in, and learn a little history on the way.

Trails

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 parking area to access trail. On Saturdays from 1pm - 3 pm, enjoy the scenery and sit around a fire pit at The Stables. Visit the West Baden concierge desk for complimentary trail mix and a water. 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

Birdwatching

Four Native Indiana birds

If you’ve got an eagle eye, the airspace above the trails at French Lick Resort is perfect for spotting birds of all types. There’s a good chance of seeing Indiana’s state bird, the Northern Cardinal, and different types of thrushes, warblers and sparrows are also popular here. 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.