AMERICAN DISCOVERY TRAIL
The American Discovery Trail (ADT) is a coast to coast non-motorized trail. The southern route runs through Lawrenceburg, Friendship, Madison, New Albany, Corydon, St. Meinrad, Boonville, Evansville, and Mt. Vernon as it crosses the state. The southern route travels 366 miles as it meanders through the more hilly part of the state, following near the Ohio River.
Counties: Dearborn, Ripley, Jefferson, Scott, Washington, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Perry, Spencer, Warrick, Vanderburgh, Posey
West Endpoint (#1) - Specific: Indiana State Route 62 over Wabash River.
East Endpoint (#2) – Specific: State Line Road North of Greendale
Direction to #2 from #1: Southwest
Type of Trail: Various
Uses allowed: walking, biking, hiking
In 1980 and 1981, the American Hiking Society (AHS) led a coast to coast hike across the nation to raise awareness of the need for more trails and backpacking. AHS partnered with Backpacker magazine to propose a coast to coast trail that would unify the national trails system. A coordinator hired by AHS has worked with volunteer organizers in every state the ADT runs through in order to create the coast to coast trail using trail assets in place in each of the states.