Fire Tower Trail (10) at Brown County State Park

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Fire Tower Trail (10) at Brown County State Park is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Nashville, IN and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until November.

2.2 miles 387 feet Loop

hiking

Follows ridge behind fire tower before looping northward crossing deep ravines and hilltops.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked it in the rain so it was pretty muddy and slick, but the fog/mist gave it a mystical quality. Not much in the way of panoramic views but the surrounding countryside was pretty. The hike is rated as "Hard", but I am not even an avid hiker and I would probably list it as Moderate (a few inclines to get the heart pumping but nothing seriously challenging). Definitely recommend hiking boots - especially if the ground is wet.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice little hike half of it is down hill and half up hill watch out for the rattle snakes.

hiking
3 months ago

I wouldn't label this trail as "hard" but I hike a lot. I did this trail after doing trail 7 and 8 and did not feel overly exerted once finished. Nice wide trail. Many muddy spots, but if it has been a few days since it has rained there is usually enough dry edge to avoid the mud.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, long amounts of downhill with a good finish of climbing back up.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

It was muddy, but a fun trail. We climbed the fire watch tower too.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Nice views. Hiked it clockwise. Nice elevation changes. Very easy to follow.

walking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

We have hiked this trail many times. We prefer to hike it clockwise. Either way you will have to walk uphill at the end. We think the climb is gentler in the clockwise direction.

hiking
1 year ago

Great up and down trail. Follow the loop to the right for an easier incline at the end

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Went early morning (0530). Great hike that can get the heart pumping, saw many deer and other wildlife.

2 years ago

camping
2 years ago

Walking trail 4&5 was amazing

hiking
2 years ago

Did this one in the dead of winter for a fun but cold day hike.

trail running
3 years ago

Good trail for running so long as it hasn't rained recently, the constant grades promote erosion. Begins with a wide trail and narrows slightly, remains wide enough for moderate traffic without feeling too crowded. Running CCW, steady descent for 1 mi. then steady ascent for about 1.2 mi. Good loop to train, bathrooms and vending machine are located at the trailhead.