Explore the most popular birding trails near Nashville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Pretty trails, well-marked. Great with our little dogs on leashes.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice late fall hike with the wife and 2 dogs. The pretty leaves are long gone, but still good things to look at with the lake and terrain. Enjoyable hike.

Watch out this trail is under construction so hard to complete the loop right now.
Don’t know how but my garmin GPS recorded 2.8 miles not as advertised, other than that awesome views.

Trail is an out and back right now due to downed trees. Went out with our kids and had to turn around. There is a sign in. Sheet at the beginning. Nothing was noted about the trail damage.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I hiked Trail 7 around Ogle lake today about 1 week past prime fall colors, but the Beech and Maple trees were still beautiful. The trail felt a little shorter than the claimed 1.5 miles, but we didn't track it to be certain. Quite easy trail with little to no elevation to speak of. Although trail maps show the trail going away from the lake a bit on the North side, it appears the trail does stay near waters edge the entire loop. Heavily trafficked especially during prime times in the park. Nice views of the lake on all sides.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail overall. Other than the long uphill stairs and one other short section, the trail was not too difficult and mostly flat or slight inclines/declines. My wife and I started from Ogle Parking Lot and hiked in a counterclockwise direction. We were about 1 week past prime fall colors, but still beautiful as the Beech Trees and occasional Maple were beautiful. The trail map provided at the gates are not drawn to scale or at least not that great to rely on in regard to how close you are to a road, etc. The rail actually goes right next to Hesitation Point and the main road whereas on the trail map provided, it is not that close. Trail markings were mostly good. Also, it appears unless you hike out and back to the West Overlook, the trail is closer to 3.2 miles than 3.5 miles. We will hike again in the future.

trail running
1 month ago

Best views in Indiana. Nice rolling hills great for a day hike or to venture out with the family.

A beautiful trail. About halfway there is a little creek with what I think are clay banks. my family ended up taking the old road short cut. Someday I'll go by myself or with adults

the time we went was very buggy. Nice trail though.

We enjoyed it.

hiking
2 months ago

very peaceful trail with lots of trees and nature surrounding. trails were easily marked. Nice lake.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with kids!

good conditioning from lake to bench.

It was fun, a little challenging and about the right distance for a moderate hike. There was only one place where the direction sign was missing that kept us from staying on path but thanks to the AllTrails map we corrected rather quickly.

Nice easy trail

Great place to sync in with nature. Awesome river /stream going through the trail.

Challenging enough to be interesting without being too long or exhausting on a hot day in July. Saw lots of turtles and one adult northern water snake

beautiful trail

The trail has been expanded to a 4.5 mile loop. It was a fun afternoon hike and the trail was well maintained. There is an option to take a gravel road in order to hike half of the trail. While the trail wasn't particularly scenic, it was a nice hike. I'll definitely be back again since it's close to Columbus and there's no fee to enter.

A fun trail! Not well marked but manageable. There’s currently a large tree down but you are able to get through/around without issues. Be careful of the horseflies, they wouldn’t leave my dog alone.

6 months ago

The trail was a lot of the same view throughout. Lots of trees and wooden steps. Glad I wore long pants due to the path being narrow and overgrown with weeds. Trees down and in the path requiring you to climb over. For a lot of the hike you can actually see and hear traffic due to the trail being so close to the road. Not my favorite hike, probably wouldn’t pursue it again.

hiking
6 months ago

nice trail, easy walk to a really nice lake also

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful and challenging hike for a beginner but absolutely rewarding and worth it upon completion!

We did Brown County park in Spring with leaves just coming out. Wild flowers in bloom however. I would love to repeat in fall with the colors!

7 months ago

Great trail, clearly marked, the steps made for a good workout! Will be back again!

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike, particularly nice on a fall day. Can get busy.

A pleasant, secluded, springtime hike on a moderately rugged trail up and down hills and along ridges. Trail varies among narrow but well-maintained paths, seldom used horse trails with the expected hoof wear on the path to abandoned logging and maintenance roads. Occasional blown down branches and trees, but easy to get around until cleared. Good groupings of early spring ground flowers, plenty of squirrels and some birds.

trail running
7 months ago

Great Trail! I went on a rainy week day and didn't see anyone else despite nearly 3 hours of running. The trails are well maintained and full of small rolling hills and stream crossings.

My only complaint would be the lack of markings. I kept having to look at my map as there were virtually no marks on the trails.

Do this trail at least 2 times a year and is good as long as have not had a hard rain. Low areas of mud. But beautiful views of the lake.

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