What we’re about
The KHTA is an Indiana non-profit corporation whose members are dedicated to the completion, preservation, and promotion of the Knobstone Hiking Trail. This footpath follows the Knobstone Escarpment from 30 miles south of Indianapolis to 10 miles north of Louisville, KY. A long-term management organization for the trail assures continuity of assistance in maintaining the trail to the governmental entities whose jurisdictions the trail passes through.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- KHTA Fall Gathering Sparksville Park ImprovementsSparksville, Sparksville, IN
Come join the fun of a festival at the Sparksville Park. We'll be making improvements to the park in the morning and early afternoon. We will be planting trees, installing a park sign, developing tent sites and a fire ring among other things. Soup for lunch. Of, course you can stay for the rest of the KHTA Fall Festival. Come any time, leave any time.
- KHTA Sparksville Park Sign DedicationSparksville, Sparksville, IN
Come join us for the Dedication of the Signs in Sparksville Park. We will have speakers making remarks and will give anyone a chance to make comments. Pitch-in supper to follow. KHTA provides hot dogs and bratwurst. Bring a dish and camp chair.
- KHTA Camp OutSparksville, Sparksville, IN
Come join us for a camp out at Sparksville Park following the Pitch in supper. KHTA provides hot dogs a bratwurst. Besides camping gear bring a camp chair. We'll sit around the campfire and share stories and thoughts as well as indulge in stargazing (with telescopes).
Of course, you can come for the entire KHTA Fall Festival. But come when you want, leave when you want. Please, RSVP.
- Hike till you drop 3Spurgeon Hollow Trailhead , Scottsburg, IN
Again this year a couple weeks prior to the 4th annual KT backpacking trip I'll be hosting a warm up along the north loops at Spurgeon Hollow. The first loop will start at 6:00 am and be 8.5 miles. we should arrive back at our vehicles just before 10:00 am. Then we do the other small loop starting about 10:30 am, again about 8.5 miles in 4 hours. And finally we do the big loop if anyone can make it, starting about 3:00 pm and hiking the 13 miles in around 5.5 hours.
So come out and enjoy any one of these hikes or multiple ones. Starting times may be later as we don't leave anyone behind, but please know what your getting into as this is the most difficult trail in the state. The hills are very steep and climb continuously as you sometimes switchback (and sometimes climb straight up) several hundred feet of elevation change. Bring plenty of water and snacks, as we'll be taking short breaks back at the parking area after every loop. Bring a headlamp for the first or last hike, as we start a good hour plus before sunrise on the first hike, and depending on speed we might finish well after sunset on the last loop. Bring lots of water and snacks for on trail, and maybe something more substantial to scarf down between hikes at the parking area. Hiking sticks or poles are also a good idea, and first aid and whatever you'll need to feel comfortable on this hike.