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A more difficult intermediate trail with a great climb.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Singletrack

995' 303 m

High

674' 205 m

Low

127' 39 m

Up

324' 99 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Please don't ride the trail when it's wet.

Yield to hikers and climbing riders.

Description

Hesitation Point Trail is an out-and-back trail that ascends from Aynes Loop to the Hesitation Point Overlook. Riders will pass the foundation of a CCC cabin at the base of the climb. A steep climb and technical features like multiple rock gardens, logs, drops, bridges, and tight switchbacks make Hesitation Point a trail for experienced riders.

The challenging climb brings you to the parking area at the overlook. Be sure to snap a few photos here, especially in the fall, before descending down again. Hesitation

Point connects with the Walnut Trail, which begins at this parking area, just on the other side of West Gate Rd.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nate Hawkins with improvements by Ed Strobel and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 36 votes

#274

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  4.7 from 36 votes
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#5

in Indiana

#274

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Photos

Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Follow Along: Hesitation Point Brown County State Park Nashville, IN
Jun 27, 2017 near Nashville, IN
View from Hesitation Point
Aug 5, 2013 near Nashville, IN
Hobbs Hollow Berms
Oct 1, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Brown County State Park Overlook.
Sep 30, 2016 near Nashville, IN
On a clear day, you can see for miles.
Aug 16, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Suspended trunk on Hesitation Point Trail in Brown County State Park
Jan 27, 2016 near Nashville, IN
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Jul 22, 2023
John Fink
Jun 20, 2023
Greg Anysz
nice!! some surprise tech uphill — 2h 55m
May 17, 2023
Justin Cecil
Aug 8, 2021
Logan Hubbard
Very tough climb
May 10, 2021
jen kammerer
Apr 20, 2021
Steven Herr
this is a great technical downhill, with an easy to find fire road back up. haven't tried uphill yet (legs are dead after 20+ miles at HNF but I'll…
Oct 14, 2020
Jack Linderman
A fun intermediate climb through the first half - the back half starts to implement more advanced rocky features. 2.5mi
Sep 19, 2020
Christopher Angel
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