Our friends at Sub-9 Productions have worked with Trail Genius to create a map of the BCSP trails, including distances and elevations.
This large (24″x17″), double-sided, glossy, folding map has been created by Trail Genius, a professional trail map creation company.
The Brown County Mountain Bike Trails Tourism Map is available to purchase locally at:
Hesitation Point Bicycles, 51 Parkview Rd, Nashville, IN 47448
Brown County Receives IMBA Ride Center Status
Originally posted at IMBA.com
Bronze-level Ride Centers
Brown County, Indiana
Just a short distance from the major metro areas of Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati, it’s no secret that Brown County has some of the best mountain biking in the Midwest. You’ll find a 28-mile mile IMBA Epic ride within Brown County State Park, with route options for every skill level. There are many more miles of flowing single track within the state park, plus more being built in the state park and neighboring state forest by the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association.
Fun. Fast. Flow.
Brown County Is proud to be among the 2015 class of IMBA Ride Centers.
Three words that describe the Brown County experience. Designed from scratch by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. With miles and miles of flowing trail, scenic vistas and amazing terrain Brown County has become a world-class mountain biking destination.
In its March, 2009 issue Bike magazine named Brown County State Park one of the best 33 trail systems in North America. It was also named runner-up in the “Best Trail Network” category. The editors said “its…singletrack is among the most varied terrain east of the Mississippi. From berms to steep switchbacks to tight trees to rock gardens, these trails have it all. And even more are on the way, with an ambitious expansion plan already in the works.”
Bike magazine also said that Brown County has “flowed-out berms, tight switchbacks and hand-built rock features that will leave you thinking you landed in Tsali [North Carolina] or Canaan [West Virginia]. Ride an out-and-back, and you’ve got 30-plus miles. Switchbacks? Plenty. Steep climbs? Just like the East Coast. Natural beauty? It’s at an all-time high in the fall.” Dirt Rag magazine wrote, “Hills, rocks, trees, roots. A place that reminds you why wheels turn. A place that reminds you that the grass isn’t always greener two states over.”
The Brown County mountain bike trail system is located entirely within Brown County State Park. It is Indiana’s largest state park. Since 2004, the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association has been hard at work building one of the best trail systems in the world.
Directions to Trail Head
Brown County State Park is located in south-central Indiana between Bloomington and Columbus in Nashville. Enter through the North Gate off State Road 46 just east of Nashville. The mountain bike parking is just past the gate house and pool on the right. Shaded parking areas with restroom facilities are located at the Lower and Upper Shelter areas nearby. There is trail access (advanced skill level) near the West Gate at Hesitation Point. Near the campground there is trail access just off the Rally Campground parking lot near the Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve trailhead. Guests of the Abe Martin Lodge and Cabins can access the trail across the road from the North Lookout Tower. There are two trail access points with limited parking at Walnut Shelter and at Hoosiers Nest.
Trails and Details
Over twenty-five miles of pristine, winding singletrack trail.
- Easiest Trails:
Limekiln Trail (Hoosiers Nest to Campgrounds), Pine Loop (North Gate Parking Lot to North Tower Connector Trail)
- More Difficult Trails:
North Gate Trail (North Gate Parking Lot to North Tower Loop), North Tower Loop, Aynes Loop, Hesitation Point Trail (Hesitation Point to Aynes Loop), Green Valley Loop (Connects to Aynes Loop and North Tower Loop)
- Most Difficult Trails:
Walnut Trail (Hesitation Point to Hoosiers Nest), Bobcat Bowl
- Extremely Difficult Trails:
- Schooner Trace (Walnut Trail near Hesitation Point to Walnut Trail near Hoosiers Nest)