Knobs Forest Knobs Rock Climbing
Several large sandstone boulders nestled into a forested slope. The boulders are about 10 minutes from the trail and, as of winter 2013, have seen very little traffic (no chalk marks).
I found out about these boulders online from someone named Chris on vimeo, and have since climbed there.
NOTE: This is a State Forest and is therefore open to hunting in season. I have seen hunters and heard gunshots while I have been there. Be aware and wear your orange hipster hat in season.
-Drive 18 miles south on I-65
-Take Exit 112, go Right at end of Ramp, go .6 miles.
-Turn Left on 61/Preston Hwy, go 3.8 miles
-Turn Left on 733/Wilson Creek Rd, cross over 65, and watch for a gravel pulloff to a small gravel parking lot on your left after .3 miles.
-Park in the parking lot (room for about 6 cars).
-Only one trail (Blue Trail) departs from the parking lot. Take it for ~20 minutes, until you run into a broad, grassy trail. This is the yellow trail. Turn Right on this trail and follow it for about 2 minutes, until a broad grassy trail splits off left. In between the trail ahead and the trail to the left, there is a creek bed going downhill. Follow it down for about 7 minutes. You will be able to see the boulders on the left bank.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Knobs Forest Knobs
Oct 29, 2013
If you are in Louisville and are interested in a good hike ending with a few boulders with interesting features, and the sense of adventure, check these out.
If you are more than an hour away and are interested in a high concentration of established problems, level trails, short approaches, and lots of people around to admire your shirtless struggle, this area is not for you.
From: Barrington il
Sep 8, 2016
Are there more routes?
Mar 15, 2017
Cfresh - there could be if you put them up. This is an almost entirely undeveloped area. I wouldn't get your hopes up, but it is a pretty hike to go check it out!