Redbird 2X

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4/5 (2 reviews)
Linton, Indiana (Greene County)
Last Updated: 06/24/2023
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Redbird Trail #2X is a Jeep Badge of Honor trail in Indiana's Redbird State Recreation Area. It is an action-packed thrill ride and arguably the most technical BOH trail within the park. Every inch of the trail requires thought and the know-how to drive steep, muddy, and tight terrain. Choose wisely on all the options this trail presents, and have the winch controller ready!

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Trail Navigation

Route Finding and Path. Redbird #2X is the most extreme trail within the Park and is not well-signed. Even though this trail is straight through, you will see many optional lines and spurs, which can lead to nothing or be an alternate obstacle. Follow the track within the Trails Offroad App for easier navigation.

Technical. The route is almost entirely dirt, with plenty of mud and hill climb obstacles that can be off-camber. When dry, the road will test your suspension flex, break-over angle, and gearing. A wet trail can quickly turn the route impassable. Keep your eyes open for notches in the trees directly at the level where the top of your vehicle would meet the tree, as slamming your top into a tree on the off-camber sections is a big point of concern.

Vehicle and Equipment Recommendations. The trail is suitable for well-built shorter wheelbase vehicles with 4 low. Longer wheelbase vehicles will have a very difficult time completing this route. Mud-terrain tires are recommended.

Map Colors. While the Park depicts this as a red trail, red is not the color used by Trails Offroad. Our 8-rated trails use the color black on our 10-point rating scale.

The Park describes its map colors as follows:

  • Green = Beginner Level, Easiest
  • Blue = Intermediate Level, More Difficult
  • Black = Advanced Level, Most Difficult
  • Red = Expert Level, Extremely DIfficult


Open Hours, Permits, Amenities. You can wheel from dawn to dusk, but the Park's fee station is open from 9 am - 7 pm April through September and 9 am to 5 pm October through March. When you arrive, a park office offers a drive-up window to pay for your pass. The pass must be displayed.

The Park has several large picnic/pavilion areas for grilling food and gathering. Vault toilets are towards the Park's north end on the main paved road. There is plenty of parking for trailers, airing down and airing up.


Trail Reviews

4/5 (2)
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Official Crew
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149850
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/04/2023

Yuck!! That's all I can say about this trail. MUD MUD MUD! Have your winch and recovery gear ready because you are guaranteed to use it on this trail. I wouldn't enter this trail on anything smaller than 37s and you need some good undercarriage skid plate protection if you are in a longer vehicle. The breakover angles of most of the humps are just insane. Expect to be here most of the day if you try this trail.
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121300
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/02/2023

Out of all the trails in the park, this was my favorite. It was extremely challenging and pushed the 2-door on 37s to its limit. The mud, climbs, dips and route finding made it very interesting. I would not recommend a long wheelbase on this trail as it would add further challenges.
Trail Review: Redbird 2X - Todd
Trail Review: Redbird 2X - Todd
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