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#9 of 54 state parks in Indiana

Best trails in Brown County State Park

1,745 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Brown County State Park, Indiana? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 18 moderate trails in Brown County State Park ranging from 1.7 to 26 miles and from 567 to 1,056 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This is Indiana's largest state park with nearly 20 miles of roads and numerous scenic vistas. Enjoy the large campgrounds, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and extensive horse riding facilities. The daily admission fee is $7.00 per Indiana licensed vehicle, and $9.00 per out-of-state vehicle. The daily fee is good until 11:00 PM.

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Map of trails in Brown County State Park
Park information
Acreage:
15,776 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact
812-988-6406
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Top trails (27)
#1 - Brown County State Park: Trail 8
Brown County State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Brown County State Park: Trail 8 is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#2 - Ogle Lake Trail 7
Brown County State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 30 m
Ogle Lake Trail 7 is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Indiana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and iShow more
#3 - Hiking Trail 10
Brown County State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Follows ridge behind fire tower before looping northward crossing deep ravines and hilltops. Show more
#4 - Brown County #9 Loop and Extension Trail
Brown County State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(155)
Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
Brown County #9 Loop and Extension Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers Show more
#5 - Strahl Lake Trail via Trail 6
Brown County State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(116)
Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 55 m
Strahl Lake Trail via Trail 6 is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomington, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#6 - Brown County State Park Trail #2
Brown County State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(101)
Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Note: As of July 2020, Trail 2 is closed at the lower shelter so you will need to make a detour and take Trail 3 back to the start. Impressive stone bridges, stairways, and retaining walls. Starts anShow more
#7 - Ogle Lake to Trail 9 Loop
Brown County State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(46)
Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
This is a great "lolly pop" trail with great views of Ogle Lake. The loop around Ogle Lake can be heavily trafficked, but once you get up on trail 9, it's much more secluded and quiet. There are somShow more
#8 - Trail 5 at Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve Trail
Brown County State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 23 m
Trail 5 at Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more
#9 - Strahl Lake
Brown County State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(32)
Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Strahl Lake is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Indiana that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#10 - Aynes Loop
Brown County State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(61)
Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
NOTE: As of June 10, 2020, users have reported that you cannot take the approach from the north Overlook now it's closed by DNR. You have to park at the North Overlook walk up the road to the South piShow more
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