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70 mi 113 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 26 Trails Hard Trails 8 Trails

No matter what you’re looking for, escape comes naturally in Brown County. Eclectic boutiques and galleries, breathtaking scenery, welcoming accommodations, and endless outdoor adventures await. A great spot for the true nature lover, Brown County is home to a state park (Indiana's largest), a state forest, and a national forest. Hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, kayaking, horseback riding, golf, ATV tours, and more, Brown County is your gateway to the great outdoors! Unplug from daily life and reconnect with one another as you experience the rustic beauty and artisanal charm of Brown County. Plan your escape today… you’ll be glad you did.

Visiting Tips

Any time of year is a great time to visit Brown County! As the most forested county in Indiana, we always have beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activities. Fall is the most popular time to visit due to our stunning colorful foliage, but you can expect a wonderful visit any month!

Camping & Lodging

Brown County has some great accomidations like the Brown County Inn, Cornerstone Inn, Robinwood Inn, Creekside Retreat, Rawhide Ranch, Story Inn, or one of the many cozy cabins.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Get ready to hit our famous mountain bike trails with a visit to Hesitation Point Brown County Bicycle shop or Q's Bikes.

Other Activities

Stroll around the downtown Village of Nashville (home to over 150 unique shops), get some grub at one of our great restaurants, try some beers at Big Woods Pizza or Brewing Company, sample some wine at one of our four downtown wine tasting rooms, take a tour of Bear Wallow Distillery, drive out and explore the historic Story Inn, learn about Brown County's past at the History Center or Pioneer Village, catch some live music in our bars and restaurants, or even take part in one of our exciting festivals (over 30 per year to be exact)!

If you're looking for a cooler activity you can explore the backwaters of Brown County via a kayak tour with Most High Adventure Outfitters.

Maps & Guidebooks

Stop by the Brown County Visitor Center to get all your maps and materials! Some must have pieces are the Brown County State Park map and the Brown County Mountain Bike Guide!

Recommended Routes in Brown County - 9

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Favorite Hobbs Hollow Berms
Intermediate/Difficult

Brown County State Park

28.6 mi 46.0 km 2,219' Up 676.35 m Up 2,218' Down 676.01 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite A short downhill headed north on the North Gate Connector Trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Brown County State Park Easy Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 505' Up 153.8 m Up 505' Down 153.98 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite J. enjoying the autumn ride on Bartley Ridge during the 2017 Brown Bounty Epic.
Difficult

2018 Brown County Epic Full Route

95.5 mi 153.7 km 5,947' Up 1812.74 m Up 5,945' Down 1812.16 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite Hobbs Hollow Berms
Difficult

2019 Big Woods Epic Full State Park Only Ride (35 miles)

34.4 mi 55.4 km 3,260' Up 993.56 m Up 3,229' Down 984.25 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite Hobbs Hollow Berms
Difficult

2019 Big Woods Epic Short State Park Only Ride (25 Miles)

22.8 mi 36.7 km 1,998' Up 609.01 m Up 1,967' Down 599.59 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite Trail Builders building singletrack trail.
Difficult

2019 Big Woods Epic Back Country Only Ride (50 Miles)

48.0 mi 77.2 km 2,715' Up 827.53 m Up 2,711' Down 826.37 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite Hobbs Hollow Berms
Difficult

2019 Big Woods Epic Core Ride (75 Miles)

74.8 mi 120.3 km 5,450' Up 1661.17 m Up 5,419' Down 1651.83 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite J. enjoying the autumn ride on Bartley Ridge during the 2017 Brown Bounty Epic.
Difficult

2019 Big Woods Epic Century (100 Miles)

104.1 mi 167.5 km 7,366' Up 2245.19 m Up 7,335' Down 2235.81 m Down

Nashville, IN
Favorite MTB fun!
Intermediate

Lance's Loop to Frog Man

8.6 mi 13.8 km 686' Up 209.05 m Up 682' Down 207.78 m Down

Nashville, IN

Trails in Brown County - 34

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3.4 mi 5.4 km #1Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail
Difficult
Nashville, IN
Difficult
Nashville, IN 53 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #2Green Valley Trail
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
Nashville, IN 38 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #3Hesitation Point Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN 28 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #4Limekiln Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN 24 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #5Weed Patch
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN 13 
5.6 mi 9.1 km #6Crooked Creek Loop
Difficult
Nashville, IN
Difficult
Nashville, IN 19 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Walnut Trail
Difficult
Nashville, IN
Difficult
Nashville, IN 22 
1.8 mi 3.0 km #8Bobcat
Difficult
Nashville, IN
Difficult
Nashville, IN 16 
3.9 mi 6.2 km #9North Tower Loop
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
Nashville, IN 25 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #10Aynes Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN 22 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #11Pine Loop
Easy
Nashville, IN
Easy
Nashville, IN 20 
2.9 mi 4.7 km #12Lance's Loop
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
0.6 mi 0.9 km #13Downhill 2
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #14Flying Flynn
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
0.1 mi 0.2 km #15Crooked Creek Doubletrack East
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
0.7 mi 1.1 km #16Big Frog One
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
4.0 mi 6.4 km #17Schooner Trace Trail
Very Difficult
Nashville, IN
Very Difficult
Nashville, IN 10 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #18North Gate Connector
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN 13 
1.6 mi 2.5 km #19Homestead
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
0.8 mi 1.3 km #20Cruiser
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN

Photos of Brown County - 91

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss: Schooners Trace
Jul 11, 2017 near Nashville, IN
J. enjoying the autumn ride on Bartley Ridge during the 2017 Brown Bounty Epic.
Oct 8, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Hobbs Hollow Berms
Oct 1, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Follow Along: Hesitation Point Brown County State Park Nashville, IN
Jun 27, 2017 near Nashville, IN
A small drop at the brown county state park!
Dec 31, 2018 near Nashville, IN
Rocky and narrow trail over looking the valley below from the Bobcat Trail
Sep 9, 2015 near Nashville, IN
J finishes the climb up to the second Hobbs flow--awesome autumn day.
Nov 9, 2018 near Nashville, IN
Rock drop at hobbs hollow trail, Brown County State Park
Oct 22, 2017 near Nashville, IN