HENRYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - A portion of Indiana's longest hiking trail blocked by trees toppled by last year's deadly Henryville tornado is reopening more than a year and a half after that storm.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says 4½ miles of the Knobstone Trail that traverse the Clark State Forest will reopen to the public Oct. 11.
A March 2012 tornado with winds up to 175 mph heavily damaged that portion of the 58-mile trail. Horse trails are still being repaired.
Indiana's assistant director of forestry, Dan Ernst, says the reopening of the trail section will give hikers the chance to "hike through and see close-up the large tornado impact area."
The Knobstone Trail is Indiana's longest footpath. The rugged backcountry hiking trail crosses the Clark and Jackson-Washington state forests.
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