Delaney Park is probably best known as the (present) northern terminus of the Knobstone Trail, a 45-mile trace that is Indianaís longest footpath. Most visitors stick to the lake area; hikers will enjoy relative solitude.
The last two or three miles of the Knobstone Trail coincide with part of a figure eight trail system that loops through portions of the adjacent Jackson-Washington State Forest.
Washington County. From the intersection of IN 56 and IN 135 in Salem, north 3.7 miles to Delaney Park Road. Turn right, continuing 1.8 miles, then left 2.7 miles, then jog 0.2 miles to the right before taking another left, then north another 1.9 miles to the park entrance on the right. The entrance to the Knobstone Trailís Spurgeon Hollow parking area is 0.4 miles south of the Delaney Park entrance, also on the east side of the road.
North 38 43.519 West 86 02.591
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Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 122
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 162
Delaney Park Website