Redbird Trail 3

Total Miles


185.09 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Trail 5 is located in Redbird State Recreational Area (located in Linton, IN), which is a 1.5-hour drive from Indianapolis, IN. Redbird State Recreational Area is a state-owned and maintained offroad park. Trail 3 is one of the more popular Badge of Honor trails at Redbird. The new entrance to the trail is also how you will exit the trail due to all the trail maintenance and the building of a new guard station. Trail 3 has many elevation changes, off-cambers, mud holes, tight trails between trees, and a few steep hills if you wish to try them. Trail 3 has something for every vehicle and experience level. There will be many options to try more difficult and most difficult sections, which will all lead to the same trail. Big Bertha is a popular challenge hill on trail 3, which has beautiful views overlooking a pond at the top of the hill. This hill can be bypassed by continuing down trail 3. Trail 3 is 1.8 miles and will take you roughly 1.5 hours to complete on a dry day. This trail could take all day if you go when it has rained the day before or the day of. The trail does not have cell service, so make sure to download offline maps and check into Jeep Badge of Honor before or after you complete the trail.


There are many side trails you can take while driving this trail. There are challenges for all types of vehicles and experience levels. When the ground is wet, this trail can turn into a 6 or 7 difficulty level.

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Access Description

Once you check-in to Redbird at the gate, you can receive a local map of the park or navigate Redbird using On X Offroad. From the parking lot, you will take the main trail, Trail 0, through the woods and cross the railroad tracks. You will then take the main road running through Redbird SRA until you see the sign for Trail 3 on the left hand side. They are doing maintenance and building a new entrance to Redbird so trail 3 entrance and exit location are the same.