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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.

It was pretty dry, but I can see that if it was muddy it would be almost impossible.

Fairly difficult hike but worth it.

8 days ago

Nice hike. No one around today.

hiking
17 days ago

Ok, leisurely walk around a small lake.

hiking
22 days ago

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!

This trail meets up with trail 7 to go around the lake. It was awesome! Go the extra 1.5 miles around the lake i- it won't disappoint.

hiking
1 month ago

Just an FYI - you might want to consider taking the trail clockwise (turn left at the first wooden bridge) otherwise you walk up the 150-step staircase instead of down it (:

*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!

Definitely more difficult than the beginning trail #8 we used to connect to trail #9, but it was very enjoyable on a rare 60 degree day in January! Definitely be ready for some
Muddy sections, but nothing too extreme on the day we went.