Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

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.

1 month 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
1 month ago

nice trail, easy walk to a really nice lake also

hiking
1 month 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!

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

trail running
2 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.

Nice little trail around the lake. Well traveled so markers aren’t really needed. Muddy this time of year since we’ve had a lot of rain.

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintained trail. If you love to hike close to the creek this is a great trail for that once you make the decent to the bottom. Trail markers are well placed and in good shape.

Trail head is at the West watch tower. Plenty of parking for this time of year. I imagine it probably gets full quickly during warmer weather. Picnic benches at the trail head. Grass space available for a picnic.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Great look out about half way. Has a lot of steps built to make your climb easy. Even for beginners this would be great

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
5 months ago

What a beautiful day.

hiking
7 months ago

Love Hiking at this Preserve. It is so pretty. The South Loop Trail was finished in 2017 and has decent elevation change for the area. The North Loop Trail has about half the elevation change.

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!

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

Great trail for moderate difficulty short hike. Nice scenery. Quickly became one of my favorites!

hiking
9 months ago

The views became monotonous.

Pretty hike but very crowded

10 months ago

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

Complete solitude. Only sounds-the birds and the bees. Deer country, none spotted.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Really nice trail. Feels very remote. A second trail is being built to extend this one.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Nice hike and pretty well marked .

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

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.

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

One of my favourite quick fixes.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Be prepared for a serious climb up some steep stairs and you'll need to climb over a down tree so if you're short like me (5feet nothing) this can present a fun challenge. Enjoy!

Started at Ogle lake, looped and finished back at the lake. Rugged feel to the trail, saw probably a dozen other hiking groups on the ~ 3 hours on the trail. There isn't much to see on this trail in the summer, it's almost completely under the canopy. Good workout though.

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