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66 mi 106 km of trail 4 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 18 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 3 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.

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!

Featured Runs in Brown County - 4

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Favorite Multiple types of wildflowers can be seen on the forest floor during spring and summer.
Intermediate/Difficult

Scarce O' Fat Loop

5.7 mi 9.2 km • Loop • 563 ft Ascent 171.58 m Ascent

(9) Nashville, IN
Favorite Heading down the trail on a clear winter day
Intermediate

Downey Hill Full Loop

5.0 mi 8.0 km • Loop • 553 ft Ascent 168.46 m Ascent

(3) Nashville, IN
Favorite Steam and small waterfall crossing at the head of a ravine.
Intermediate/Difficult

Schooner Trace-Walnut Loop

6.3 mi 10.2 km • Loop • 759 ft Ascent 231.42 m Ascent

(3) Nashville, IN
Favorite Early springtime on Jackson Creek Trail in Yellowwood State Forest
Intermediate

Jackson Creek Trail

1.6 mi 2.6 km • Loop • 201 ft Ascent 61.12 m Ascent

(2) Nashville, IN

Trails in Brown County - 31

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2.5 mi 4.1 km #1Hesitation Point Trail
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Nashville, IN
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2Walnut Trail
Difficult
Nashville, IN
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.2 km Nashville, IN
1.8 mi 3.0 km #3Bobcat Trail
Difficult
Nashville, IN
Difficult
1.8 mi 3.0 km Nashville, IN
1.2 mi 1.9 km #4Ogle Lake Trail #7
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Nashville, IN 10 
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Trail 5
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Nashville, IN
0.6 mi 0.9 km #6Discovery Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Nashville, IN
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Trail 4
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Nashville, IN
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Trail 1
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Nashville, IN
2.2 mi 3.6 km #9Trail 2
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
2.2 mi 3.6 km Nashville, IN
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Trail 10
Intermediate/Difficult
Nashville, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Nashville, IN
1.3 mi 2.1 km #11Trail 6
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Nashville, IN
1.4 mi 2.2 km #12Trail 3
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Nashville, IN
4.0 mi 6.4 km #13Schooner Trace Trail
Extremely Difficult
Nashville, IN
Extremely Difficult
4.0 mi 6.4 km Nashville, IN
2.2 mi 3.5 km #14Limekiln Trail
Easy
Nashville, IN
Easy
2.2 mi 3.5 km Nashville, IN
1.5 mi 2.5 km #15Homestead
Easy/Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Nashville, IN
4.9 mi 7.8 km #16Lake Trail
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.8 km Nashville, IN
1.2 mi 2.0 km #17Pine Loop Trail
Easy
Nashville, IN
Easy
1.2 mi 2.0 km Nashville, IN
3.3 mi 5.4 km #18Aynes Loop
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.4 km Nashville, IN
3.5 mi 5.6 km #19Trail 8
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.6 km Nashville, IN
2.5 mi 4.0 km #20Taylor Ridge Trail #9
Intermediate
Nashville, IN
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Nashville, IN

Photos of Brown County - 24

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Early springtime on Jackson Creek Trail in Yellowwood State Forest
Mar 29, 2019 near Nashville, IN
Early springtime on Jackson Creek Trail in Yellowwood State Forest
Mar 29, 2019 near Nashville, IN
Early Springtime on Jackson Creek Trail in Yellowwood State Forest
Mar 29, 2019 near Nashville, IN
View across Lake Ogle from trail 7
Jan 6, 2019 near Nashville, IN
Steam and small waterfall crossing at the head of a ravine.
Mar 5, 2018 near Nashville, IN
Brown County State Park Overlook.
Oct 13, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Multiple types of wildflowers can be seen on the forest floor during spring and summer.
Sep 1, 2019 near Nashville, IN
Great singletrack that crosses a normally dry creek bed multiple times as it cuts thru the valley floor.
Sep 1, 2019 near Nashville, IN

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