16.3 miles
Distance
1,448 ft
Climb
-1,448 ft
Descent
987 ft
High Point

16 mile route, Both directions, all different with exception of Hesitation Point out and back

Detailed Description
16 Mile BC State Park HP out and Back is a 16 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Nashville Indiana. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,448 ft with a max elevation of 987 ft then descends -1,448 ft.
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18 Reviews & Comments

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roaming50 (Aug 27, 2022 at 13:23)
This is a two way trail. At the bottom there is a sign pointing up the trail to the trail head. I took this and climbed it. I was pretty scared. Luckily no one was coming down but I was concerned as you could hit very high speeds coming down this trail.

Brown County has a problem. They’re building some amazing downhill trails but they have not yet addressed how to get back to the top. They need a one way return trail to avoid potential conflict.
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roaming50 (Aug 27, 2022 at 13:23)
This is a two way trail. At the bottom there is a sign pointing up the trail to the trail head. I took this and climbed it. I was pretty scared. Luckily no one was coming down but I was concerned as you could hit very high speeds coming down this trail.

Brown County has a problem. They’re building some amazing downhill trails but they have not yet addressed how to get back to the top. They need a one way return trail to avoid potential conflict.
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etasber (Aug 22, 2022 at 10:13)
This is a great trail but a surprisingly sketchy hairpin turn with steep dropoff (early in the descent) kinda ruins the remainder of the yrail for 1st-timers. Pre-hairpin, one gets a sense for how fast/dangerous the trail is. The sketchy hairpin is a bit of a surprise in an otherwise 'fast' section of trail. The hairpin is much more treacherous than anything before or after that turn; so a 1st-timer is left a bit frazzled wondering what other surprise, black-level, risks follow.
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etasber (Aug 22, 2022 at 10:13)
This is a great trail but a surprisingly sketchy hairpin turn with steep dropoff (early in the descent) kinda ruins the remainder of the yrail for 1st-timers. Pre-hairpin, one gets a sense for how fast/dangerous the trail is. The sketchy hairpin is a bit of a surprise in an otherwise 'fast' section of trail. The hairpin is much more treacherous than anything before or after that turn; so a 1st-timer is left a bit frazzled wondering what other surprise, black-level, risks follow.
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steelispossiblyreal (May 4, 2022 at 17:06)
Trail AYNES
CCW from Bobcat Connector is one of the best descents in BCSP. Great old school rooty singletrack.
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steelispossiblyreal (May 4, 2022 at 17:06)
Trail AYNES
CCW from Bobcat Connector is one of the best descents in BCSP. Great old school rooty singletrack.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:18)
Trail NORTH TOWER
This is an extremely fun trail— don’t let the green rating fool you. Rode it counter clockwise, and there’s some awesome old school flowy descents, root gaps, and corners. Some climbs that will get your heart rate up too. Definitely a great trail to mix up the flow trail or black diamond XC stuff with.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:18)
Trail NORTH TOWER
This is an extremely fun trail— don’t let the green rating fool you. Rode it counter clockwise, and there’s some awesome old school flowy descents, root gaps, and corners. Some climbs that will get your heart rate up too. Definitely a great trail to mix up the flow trail or black diamond XC stuff with.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:18)
Trail NORTH TOWER
This is an extremely fun trail— don’t let the green rating fool you. Rode it counter clockwise, and there’s some awesome old school flowy descents, root gaps, and corners. Some climbs that will get your heart rate up too. Definitely a great trail to mix up the flow trail or black diamond XC stuff with.
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Stryphe (Jul 24, 2020 at 6:58)
Trail NORTH TOWER
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Stryphe (Jul 24, 2020 at 6:58)
Trail NORTH TOWER
Lets
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Stryphe (Jul 24, 2020 at 6:58)
Trail NORTH TOWER
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gavinmthomas (Jul 5, 2020 at 12:20)
This is a fun trail that rides along a higher contour. A little bit of everything. Some fast sections, climbs, and some technical sections. A good sampler of types of trails at BCSP.
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gavinmthomas (Jul 5, 2020 at 12:20)
This is a fun trail that rides along a higher contour. A little bit of everything. Some fast sections, climbs, and some technical sections. A good sampler of types of trails at BCSP.
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Rmauch85 (Apr 21, 2020 at 11:06)
Trail NORTH TOWER
All trails closed do to covid 19. Found out the hard way.
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Rmauch85 (Apr 21, 2020 at 11:06)
Trail NORTH TOWER
All trails closed do to covid 19. Found out the hard way.
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Rmauch85 (Apr 21, 2020 at 11:06)
Trail NORTH TOWER
All trails closed do to covid 19. Found out the hard way.
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ChopAjaDad (Jun 5, 2018 at 14:47)
Trail GREEN VALLEY
This trail was a lot of fun. Either way you ride it will make you want to turn around and try it the opposite direction.
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Trails in Route

NORTH TOWER4,833 ft
GREEN VALLEY4 miles
SHELLEY2 miles
HESITATION POINT4 miles
AYNES1 mile
NORTH TOWER3 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    39
More Stats for 16 Mile BC State Park HP out and Back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    651 ft
  • Altitude start
    840 ft
  • Altitude end
    843 ft
  • Grade max
    -19.7%
  • Grade min
    24.3%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 2 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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SHELLEY
Dec 3, 2022 @ 2:05pm
Dec 3, 2022
Leaf cover is slippery. Watch for freeze-thaw conditions reporter
NORTH TOWER
Dec 3, 2022 @ 2:05pm
Dec 3, 2022
Leaf cover is slippery. Watch for freeze-thaw conditions reporter
HESITATION POINT
Dec 3, 2022 @ 2:05pm
Dec 3, 2022
Leaf cover is slippery. Watch for freeze-thaw conditions reporter
GREEN VALLEY
Dec 3, 2022 @ 2:05pm
Dec 3, 2022
Leaf cover is slippery. Watch for freeze-thaw conditions reporter
AYNES
Dec 3, 2022 @ 2:05pm
Dec 3, 2022
Leaf cover is slippery. Watch for freeze-thaw conditions reporter
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