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Located in the beautiful hills of Brown County off Highway 46, you will especially enjoy the variety offered in Indiana's largest state park, including nearly 20 miles of roads, with numerous scenic vistas. Comfortable accommodations at the rustic Abe Martin Lodge, large campgrounds, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, interpretive services, and extensive horse riding facilities are some of the things that make Brown County State Park popular year round.

Peaceful trail. I hiked in winter and it was extremely quiet. It had been a while since I had been on a trail and this one was a perfect for the first one back.

hiking
27 days ago

What a beautiful day.

trail running
2 months ago

G
reat trail for running and loved attacking & surging up the long inclines!
Well-suited for endurance training!

My wife and I are fairly experienced hikers and we both agreed this trail should be rated hard for the ascents alone. It's a real workout, but a lot of fun! Incredible views! Nice bench at the loop! Will definitely return!

We loved this trail. Beautiful views around the lake, very peaceful. My golden retriever had a great time too!

Awesome thrill ride!

Great vista views. Unfortunately hiked as a mountain bike race was starting. Actually got ahead of the racers.

This is NOT A HIKING TRAIL. This is a mountain bike only trail. It’s a very fast trail with jumps designed specifically for bikes. Very dangerous for hikers.

hiking
3 months ago

Times of heavy rains can be a slight problem on trail. Low lying areas near Ogle Lake could be flooded. There are also several small creeks you have. to cross. The trail ends when it meets trail#5, continue on 5 to trail #5 to it's trailhead. Nice views of Ogle Lake and woods. Steep climb to trailhead#5.

walking
3 months ago

A paved trail. Ideal for the nature lover that has mobility difficulties.

hiking
4 months ago

The views became monotonous.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Lovvveeeddddd gorgeous views too

Pretty hike but very crowded

5 months ago

About the most variable terrain you can find for Indiana. Some good lookouts. The lake trail was nice too but very crowded.

hiking
5 months ago

Enjoyed our hike, with a nice breeze on a hot, humid day.

This was a nice easy hike. Most of the trail was well kept, but the west side of the lake was much less travelled and seemed to be a bit more overgrown. The trail back up to the nature center was the most difficult part of the whole thing. If you come from the Strahl Lake parking lot, there are a fair number of steps to get up to the lake.

hiking
6 months ago

A nice hike with a couple of challenging climbs. It is best to hike this trail in a clockwise direction. This allows you to take a short rest at the CCC shelter before finishing the last quarter mile back to the trailhead.

hiking
6 months ago

A great hike with a number of steep inclines. The lookout building makes for a nice resting point.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail has a step ascent that makes swift walking difficult for those with breathing obstruction.

Great trail! Good mix of elevation to keep you interested. Started at the lake and did the extension and loop and back. Took just over 3 hours.

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