Brown County

Suggestions? Local tips? Tell us!


187 mi 300 km

Rides

45 mi 73 km

Trails

52

Photos

Easy Trails
9 Trails
Intermediate Trails
9 Trails
Hard Trails
4 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.

Food & Drink

For post ride refreshments check out Big Woods Brewing Company, Brown County Inn, Big Woods Pizza, Out of the Ordinary, and Pine Room Tavern/Muddy Boots Cafe.

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Soup To Nuts Great service! Even better food! Best value in Nashville! And make sure you ask about the candles!
Hobnob Corner Restaurant Get the pot roast sandwich on the french bread...absolutely amazing!!!
N Van Buren St, Nashville IN — (812) 988-4114
Big Woods Pizza Chelsea is the Best waitress! Great pizza and bread sticks!
Brownie's Bean Blossom Family Restaurant We are hoping to go back there in October their breakfast is absolutey wonderful. We will have to try their pie
Story Inn Did lunch and dinner here. Excellent service and food with a quaint atmosphere. Resident dog greeted us at arrival. Definitely a place we will stop at while visiting Brown County from here on out.
Scenic View Restaurant I assure everyone that we are prepared for all the business we can get this year! Our kitchen staff is reformed and we are getting excellent customer feedback! We have great drink and dinner specials!
Mother Bear's Pizza Get the breadsticks and cheese. Best pizza anywhere!
1428 E 3rd St, Bloomington IN — (812) 332-4495
Noodles & Company The small is usually enough. I do recommend getting the chicken with most courses. It adds some extra flavor
Finch's Brasserie Amazing root beer (seriously). And the calamari rules.
Bloomington Bagel Company Follow BBC on Twitter and Friend on Facebook!
113 N Dunn St, Bloomington IN — (812) 333-4653
BuffaLouie's at the Gables Try the Sweet Lou burger! So good!
Runcible Spoon They roast their own coffee beans.
412 E 6th St, Bloomington IN — (812) 334-3997
Falafels Middle Eastern Grill The Shwarma is absolutely incredible!
Chipotle Mexican Grill Burrito bol with chips=unbeatable
Laughing Planet Can't go wrong with burrito of the week.
Anatolia Turkish Cuisine excellent red lentil soup
405 E 4th St, Bloomington IN — (812) 334-2991
Rush Hour Station had the vegetarian soup. rice noodles, onion, carrots, cilantro and tofu in vegetable broth. absolutely loved it! the owner is very friendly too! highly recommended!
Taste of India Come in for lunch buffet its mostly vegetarian the pakora is yummy
316 E 4th St, Bloomington IN — (812) 333-1399
Samira FAVORITE place to eat in Bloomington when I visit! The eggplant appetizer is wonderful....
100 W 6th St, Bloomington IN — (812) 331-3761
Baked! Of Bloomington cookies n cream. nuff said.
313 E 3rd St, Bloomington IN — (812) 336-2253

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!
Women's International Travel Basics: Jun 28 - Castleton REI
Considering travelling abroad for the first time? Maybe you're looking to become a more independent traveler? Join REI to learn about planning and executing an international adventure with a special focus on the health, safety, and cultural considerations specific to female travelers. Details
Geocaching Basics: Jun 29 - Castleton REI
Discover the fun of geocaching! Learn strategies for finding a cache as well as how to hide one yourself. This is a great activity for families. Details
View All Adventures

REI Adventures

Grand Canyon Backpacking - South Rim
South Rim, Grand Canyon NP, AZ
Iceland Winter Adventure
Reykjavik, Iceland

Weather Averages


High

 

Low

 

Precip

 

Days w/

 

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Ride
Trail
Featured Rides
Trails

Featured Rides in Brown County - 4

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Rides!

Trails in Brown County - 18

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Trails!

3.9 mi 6.3 km
#1 Green Valley Trail
Nashville, IN
3.9 mi 6.3 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
17 
1.8 mi 3.0 km
#2 Bobcat
Nashville, IN
1.8 mi 3.0 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
Nashville, IN
2.5 mi 4.1 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
Nashville, IN
4.0 mi 6.4 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
2.0 mi 3.2 km
#5 Walnut Trail
Nashville, IN
2.0 mi 3.2 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
10 
Nashville, IN
0.4 mi 0.6 km Nashville, IN
Bad / Closed
Update
Muddy
4 days ago
2.2 mi 3.5 km
#7 Limekiln Trail
Nashville, IN
2.2 mi 3.5 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
10 
Nashville, IN
1.7 mi 2.7 km Nashville, IN
Bad / Closed
Update
Muddy
4 days ago
3.2 mi 5.2 km
#9 Aynes Loop
Nashville, IN
3.2 mi 5.2 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
10 
3.9 mi 6.2 km
#10 North Tower Loop
Nashville, IN
3.9 mi 6.2 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
10 
1.1 mi 1.7 km
#11 Pine Loop
Nashville, IN
1.1 mi 1.7 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
10 
Nashville, IN
1.1 mi 1.8 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
1 day ago
Nashville, IN
0.4 mi 0.7 km Nashville, IN
Bad / Closed
Update
Muddy
4 days ago
3.1 mi 5.0 km
#14 Bartley Ridge
Nashville, IN
3.1 mi 5.0 km Nashville, IN
Minor Issues
Update
10 days ago
3.0 mi 4.8 km
#15 Lucas Hollow
Nashville, IN
3.0 mi 4.8 km Nashville, IN
Bad / Closed
Update
Muddy
4 days ago
3.2 mi 5.1 km
#16 Trail D
Nashville, IN
3.2 mi 5.1 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry: Light rain last night but should be alright, barring any heavier deluges.
5 days ago
Nashville, IN
2.7 mi 4.3 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry: Light rain last night. Should be good to go today (6/22)
5 days ago
5.0 mi 8.0 km
#18 Miller Ridge
Nashville, IN
5.0 mi 8.0 km Nashville, IN
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry: Light rain last night but should be alright, barring any heavier deluges.
5 days ago

Photos of Brown County - 52

MTB Project is built by riders like you. Add Your Photos!

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike