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2019 Big Woods Epic Core Ride (75 Miles)

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74.8 mile 120.3 kilometer point to point
60% Singletrack


Ascent: 5,450' 1,661 m
Descent: -5,419' -1,652 m
High: 1,056' 322 m
Low: 542' 165 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)


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Trail shared by Paul Arlinghaus

This is the Core Route for the 2019 Big Woods Brown County Epic ride.

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This route goes through areas that are open to hunting and some trails are shared with horses.


The route goes through Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest, Monroe Reservoir, and Hoosier National Forest. The Route contains sections of expert trail that can be avoided. If riding outside of the event, please note that DNR and Hoosier National Forest Trail permits are required, the trails outside of Brown County are back country with no water and limited cell phone coverage. Also you be sharing the trails with horse riders, hunters, and in some cases Forestry staff.

Need to Know

Please be prepared for the back country. Ride with others, have tools, carry a cell phone, and be sure to have access to maps (such as the MTB Project mobile app).


This is the core Ride for the 2019 Brown County Epic. Its not a race and riders are welcome to add trails are skip trails as desired. This route starts out on some of Brown County State Park's purpose built mtb singletrack trails. The most difficult trail on this section of trails is Walnut, which is on the harder side of Expert rated trails. This trail can be skipped by riding the road from HP to Limekiln. Riders then get a few miles of pavement to recover as they head through the campgrounds towards 10 O'Clock Line. This trail is shared with horses and is a wide doubletrack. Please stop completely and ask for direction if you encounter horse riders. Next us it the Crooked Creek Trail in Yellowwood State Forest. This is a rocky ad rooty expert level trail. This trail can be skipped by using Miller Ridge and taking a doubletrack down to the lake. Riders can start heading back to the park at this point, but the 75 mile route continues South. This section of the rider goes deep into the Back County and uses double tracks and rugged singletrack trails. Trail D will bring riders back to Crooked Creek Lake, where they can again skip the Crooked Creek Trail or follow the official route and ride the South Side of the rugged Crooked Creek trail. The route heads back into the State Park. Riders who have had enough can take the paved roads back to finish, or follow the core route which show cases the new Weedpatch Trail and the Hobbs Hollow Flow trail.

History & Background

Some of the old road beds used where once roads that lead to towns flooded in the creation of the Monroe Reservoir.

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