Important Update

Important Update: At this time, our three hotels and dining venues are open to overnight guests only. French Lick Casino and The Valley Links Course are open to the public. 


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

Tuesdays - Fridays • 9:30am

Meet at the Event Center concierge 



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. Hikes will be offered on a daily basis beginning in April.


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 beginning in March, 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


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 an 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 — it includes information about a great app to download and learn more about the popular birds you’ll see in southern Indiana.