Fire Tower Trail (10) at Brown County State Park is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Nashville, Indiana and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until November.
Follows ridge behind fire tower before looping northward crossing deep ravines and hilltops.
It really makes no difference if you take this trail clockwise or counterclockwise! This trail can get pretty muddy after a good rain.
*NOTE* This trail is not ideal for older adults or individuals with mobility issues. If you're planning a trip with someone who needs these sorts of considerations, I recommend the Discovery Trail behind the Nature Center, the paved Friends Trail next to the fire tower, or possibly Trail 6 around Strahl Lake if they're up for a little bit more of a challenge!
A favorite trail from my years in Indiana. The last time I visited was right before I moved to Colorado, and my mom and I trekked out and back instead of around the loop. I hiked with my dog and a fully loaded pack, and I would still/also rate this hike as moderate, though the final hills on the way back do feel steep if you've been hoofing it the whole time.
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.
Nice little hike half of it is down hill and half up hill watch out for the rattle snakes.
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.
Great trail, long amounts of downhill with a good finish of climbing back up.
It was muddy, but a fun trail. We climbed the fire watch tower too.
Great trail. Nice views. Hiked it clockwise. Nice elevation changes. Very easy to follow.