16.1 miles
Distance
1,732 ft
Climb
-1,726 ft
Descent
1,055 ft
High Point

After thinking about the route that I did in Brown County I think this would be much more fun than the route I took.

Park at the Hesitation Point lot. Start with the awesome Hobbs Hollow flow trail. Lots of jumps, lots of flow. Climb back up to Hesitation Point. Head towards Weedpatch via the Walnut Trail, which has some nice tough tech. Go out and back on Weedpatch so you get both descents and climbs. On the way back from Weedpatch take on the super tough tech of Schooner Trace. If you're NOT up for a crazy challenge just take Walnut or the road back. Walnut will be plenty tough.

You can add on some miles by descending Hesitation Point or doing multiple laps of Hobbs Hollow or Weedpatch.

Tons of fun out here, most definitely a great mountain bike destination.

Detailed Description
BKXC 50 State Shred - Indiana is a 16 mile less popular extreme route located near Nashville Indiana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 1,732 ft with a max elevation of 1,055 ft then descends -1,726 ft.
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57 Reviews & Comments

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jpietrowiak (Sep 17, 2022 at 9:19)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Awesome trail! Enough said.
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jpietrowiak (Sep 17, 2022 at 9:19)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Awesome trail! Enough said.
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jpietrowiak (Sep 17, 2022 at 9:19)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Awesome trail! Enough said.
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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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Slounsberry (Jul 23, 2021 at 14:05)
Sketchy, gnarly, techy, FUN!
I’d say both previous comments are right to some extent, this trail is entirely different than the single blacks here. If you want an old school super techy you’re probably going to walk a lot type of challenge then this trail is awesome. As long as you go into it with the knowledge that it’s going to be slow tough going and you’ll be off your bike a lot then you’ll enjoy yourself! Plenty of crazy tech that will make you sacrifice your body, or more likely some bike parts of you want to try to clean it.
Probably the hardest part is that the trail clearly doesn’t get ridden as much so all the rocks still have a thing coating of moss/algae on them when turns a lot of otherwise challenging but worth a try rock features into blocks of ice covered in grease. Possibly the moss isn’t as bad other times of year?
If you make it through the tech, you’re rewarded with a fun flowy downhill…and then punished for enjoying yourself too much with more techy climbing.
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Slounsberry (Jul 23, 2021 at 14:05)
Sketchy, gnarly, techy, FUN!
I’d say both previous comments are right to some extent, this trail is entirely different than the single blacks here. If you want an old school super techy you’re probably going to walk a lot type of challenge then this trail is awesome. As long as you go into it with the knowledge that it’s going to be slow tough going and you’ll be off your bike a lot then you’ll enjoy yourself! Plenty of crazy tech that will make you sacrifice your body, or more likely some bike parts of you want to try to clean it.
Probably the hardest part is that the trail clearly doesn’t get ridden as much so all the rocks still have a thing coating of moss/algae on them when turns a lot of otherwise challenging but worth a try rock features into blocks of ice covered in grease. Possibly the moss isn’t as bad other times of year?
If you make it through the tech, you’re rewarded with a fun flowy downhill…and then punished for enjoying yourself too much with more techy climbing.
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JohnGault (Jun 4, 2021 at 12:28)
Great set of trails with good high speed flow as well as technical trails
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steelispossiblyreal (Mar 3, 2021 at 14:15)
Trail WALNUT
I don't know how to delete old comments but I came back to Walnut after improving some skills and riding a more appropriate bike and it's a total blast. Lots of challenging black diamond rock and root tech, but a surprising amount of flow, especially going west to east. Super fun in both directions. Highly recommend it!
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steelispossiblyreal (Mar 3, 2021 at 14:15)
Trail WALNUT
I don't know how to delete old comments but I came back to Walnut after improving some skills and riding a more appropriate bike and it's a total blast. Lots of challenging black diamond rock and root tech, but a surprising amount of flow, especially going west to east. Super fun in both directions. Highly recommend it!
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steelispossiblyreal (Mar 3, 2021 at 14:15)
Trail WALNUT
I don't know how to delete old comments but I came back to Walnut after improving some skills and riding a more appropriate bike and it's a total blast. Lots of challenging black diamond rock and root tech, but a surprising amount of flow, especially going west to east. Super fun in both directions. Highly recommend it!
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steelispossiblyreal (Mar 3, 2021 at 14:15)
Trail WALNUT
I don't know how to delete old comments but I came back to Walnut after improving some skills and riding a more appropriate bike and it's a total blast. Lots of challenging black diamond rock and root tech, but a surprising amount of flow, especially going west to east. Super fun in both directions. Highly recommend it!
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steelispossiblyreal (Mar 3, 2021 at 14:15)
Trail WALNUT
I don't know how to delete old comments but I came back to Walnut after improving some skills and riding a more appropriate bike and it's a total blast. Lots of challenging black diamond rock and root tech, but a surprising amount of flow, especially going west to east. Super fun in both directions. Highly recommend it!
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 16:55)
Trail WALNUT
Solid tough technical climbs. Reminds me of the BC Bike Race. Definitely worth riding and fun.
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 16:55)
Trail WALNUT
Solid tough technical climbs. Reminds me of the BC Bike Race. Definitely worth riding and fun.
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 16:55)
Trail WALNUT
Solid tough technical climbs. Reminds me of the BC Bike Race. Definitely worth riding and fun.
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 16:55)
Trail WALNUT
Solid tough technical climbs. Reminds me of the BC Bike Race. Definitely worth riding and fun.
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 16:55)
Trail WALNUT
Solid tough technical climbs. Reminds me of the BC Bike Race. Definitely worth riding and fun.
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 15:35)
Trail WEEDPATCH
Tons of fun. I went out and came back so I got both descents. If I had more time I would have probably done it twice or three times, it was sweet!
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 15:35)
Trail WEEDPATCH
Tons of fun. I went out and came back so I got both descents. If I had more time I would have probably done it twice or three times, it was sweet!
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 15:31)
Bad ass tough tech. SO much more rewarding than Bobcat. Got a flat about halfway in so I need to come back and take on all the jank again. There are some sections that you have to hike a bike, but there's so much fun and tough stuff AND a bit of high speed flow.
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 15:31)
Bad ass tough tech. SO much more rewarding than Bobcat. Got a flat about halfway in so I need to come back and take on all the jank again. There are some sections that you have to hike a bike, but there's so much fun and tough stuff AND a bit of high speed flow.
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cchambers21 (Sep 10, 2020 at 19:31)
Trail WALNUT
Lots of tough technical roots and rocks... sucks the life out of ya ..
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cchambers21 (Sep 10, 2020 at 19:31)
Trail WALNUT
Lots of tough technical roots and rocks... sucks the life out of ya ..
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cchambers21 (Sep 10, 2020 at 19:31)
Trail WALNUT
Lots of tough technical roots and rocks... sucks the life out of ya ..
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cchambers21 (Sep 10, 2020 at 19:31)
Trail WALNUT
Lots of tough technical roots and rocks... sucks the life out of ya ..
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cchambers21 (Sep 10, 2020 at 19:31)
Trail WALNUT
Lots of tough technical roots and rocks... sucks the life out of ya ..
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:29)
Trail WEEDPATCH
Weedpatch is a really lovely flow trail with similar DNA to Hobbs Hollow. It's a little bit slower and lower risk than Hobbs so I felt more comfortable charging it harder than Hobbs. Some locals told us it was best ridden from red to green, so that's what we did. The climb out is no joke so expect a nice workout.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:29)
Trail WEEDPATCH
Weedpatch is a really lovely flow trail with similar DNA to Hobbs Hollow. It's a little bit slower and lower risk than Hobbs so I felt more comfortable charging it harder than Hobbs. Some locals told us it was best ridden from red to green, so that's what we did. The climb out is no joke so expect a nice workout.
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grantbob94 (Apr 22, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail WEEDPATCH
+1 for best riding from red to green (opposite of what is shown on TF). I rode both, and the descending is much better in this direction - some fun flow, small jumps & berms, similar to Hobbs, but on a smaller scale. Overall a hoot!
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grantbob94 (Apr 22, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail WEEDPATCH
+1 for best riding from red to green (opposite of what is shown on TF). I rode both, and the descending is much better in this direction - some fun flow, small jumps & berms, similar to Hobbs, but on a smaller scale. Overall a hoot!
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:26)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Like everyone says, this is a really special trail. Rippin fast, big tabletops, big confidence inspiring berms, and a couple bigger gaps that you can ride around. There is 1 drop (maybe 18"?) that is unavoidable, but you can more or less just ride down it without popping off it. I found it hard *not* to get a couple inches of air on most of the jumps (I wasn't trying to clear them), but it felt controlled and great. It's not a "perfect" surface (what is?) and has some brake bumps, but it just adds to the fun. If you go to Brown County you gotta hit Hobbs.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:26)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Like everyone says, this is a really special trail. Rippin fast, big tabletops, big confidence inspiring berms, and a couple bigger gaps that you can ride around. There is 1 drop (maybe 18"?) that is unavoidable, but you can more or less just ride down it without popping off it. I found it hard *not* to get a couple inches of air on most of the jumps (I wasn't trying to clear them), but it felt controlled and great. It's not a "perfect" surface (what is?) and has some brake bumps, but it just adds to the fun. If you go to Brown County you gotta hit Hobbs.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:26)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Like everyone says, this is a really special trail. Rippin fast, big tabletops, big confidence inspiring berms, and a couple bigger gaps that you can ride around. There is 1 drop (maybe 18"?) that is unavoidable, but you can more or less just ride down it without popping off it. I found it hard *not* to get a couple inches of air on most of the jumps (I wasn't trying to clear them), but it felt controlled and great. It's not a "perfect" surface (what is?) and has some brake bumps, but it just adds to the fun. If you go to Brown County you gotta hit Hobbs.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:20)
Trail WALNUT
Did this trail from Green to Red after Limekiln. I’m no expert but I’m pretty comfortable on a bike, but I didn’t really enjoy it. If you’re into old school exposed technical climbs with lots of rocks and roots I think you’ll really enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:20)
Trail WALNUT
Did this trail from Green to Red after Limekiln. I’m no expert but I’m pretty comfortable on a bike, but I didn’t really enjoy it. If you’re into old school exposed technical climbs with lots of rocks and roots I think you’ll really enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:20)
Trail WALNUT
Did this trail from Green to Red after Limekiln. I’m no expert but I’m pretty comfortable on a bike, but I didn’t really enjoy it. If you’re into old school exposed technical climbs with lots of rocks and roots I think you’ll really enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:20)
Trail WALNUT
Did this trail from Green to Red after Limekiln. I’m no expert but I’m pretty comfortable on a bike, but I didn’t really enjoy it. If you’re into old school exposed technical climbs with lots of rocks and roots I think you’ll really enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:20)
Trail WALNUT
Did this trail from Green to Red after Limekiln. I’m no expert but I’m pretty comfortable on a bike, but I didn’t really enjoy it. If you’re into old school exposed technical climbs with lots of rocks and roots I think you’ll really enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me.
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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 11:59)
Trail WEEDPATCH
Fast and fun on way down and a decent climb out. Careful on those switchbacks especially after picking up speed.
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gavinmthomas (Jul 5, 2020 at 11:59)
Trail WEEDPATCH
Fast and fun on way down and a decent climb out. Careful on those switchbacks especially after picking up speed.
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tfchip1in (Dec 4, 2019 at 11:02)
Trail WEEDPATCH
3 trees down, all .15 miles from firetower.
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tfchip1in (Dec 4, 2019 at 11:02)
Trail WEEDPATCH
3 trees down, all .15 miles from firetower.
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tfchip1in (Dec 4, 2019 at 9:28)
Trail WEEDPATCH
Perfect today. HH to wet in lows but Weedpatch only wet in bottom of berms!
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tfchip1in (Dec 4, 2019 at 9:28)
Trail WEEDPATCH
Perfect today. HH to wet in lows but Weedpatch only wet in bottom of berms!
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berrthum TMBR (Oct 7, 2019 at 12:16)
Most of the single-black-diamond trails at BCSP can be cleaned easily by experienced riders. So I thought the double-black would be more of a challenge, but at least feasible for an advanced rider. Unfortunately it's just a jumble of random rocks and fallen timber without any semblance of a trail. Be ready to hike or hop your bike for 3.5 miles of forgotten trail. Only fun for the most masochistic of riders.
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berrthum TMBR (Oct 7, 2019 at 12:16)
Most of the single-black-diamond trails at BCSP can be cleaned easily by experienced riders. So I thought the double-black would be more of a challenge, but at least feasible for an advanced rider. Unfortunately it's just a jumble of random rocks and fallen timber without any semblance of a trail. Be ready to hike or hop your bike for 3.5 miles of forgotten trail. Only fun for the most masochistic of riders.
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TeamAmerica1776 (Oct 5, 2019 at 7:35)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Wow! Amazingly build flow trail. Smiles the entire way down. Hope next time I come I can clear the tabletops!
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TeamAmerica1776 (Oct 5, 2019 at 7:35)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Wow! Amazingly build flow trail. Smiles the entire way down. Hope next time I come I can clear the tabletops!
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TeamAmerica1776 (Oct 5, 2019 at 7:35)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
Wow! Amazingly build flow trail. Smiles the entire way down. Hope next time I come I can clear the tabletops!
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moonraker SAMBA (Sep 4, 2019 at 14:31)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
An instant classic. So good! Hobbs is what Allegrippis wishes it was.
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moonraker SAMBA (Sep 4, 2019 at 14:31)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
An instant classic. So good! Hobbs is what Allegrippis wishes it was.
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moonraker SAMBA (Sep 4, 2019 at 14:31)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
An instant classic. So good! Hobbs is what Allegrippis wishes it was.
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heypoolboy PAMBA (May 28, 2018 at 14:31)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
First time for me @ Brown County this weekend. Only had a race hardtail, but this trail Rocked!!! Amazing trail work.
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heypoolboy PAMBA (May 28, 2018 at 14:31)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
First time for me @ Brown County this weekend. Only had a race hardtail, but this trail Rocked!!! Amazing trail work.
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heypoolboy PAMBA (May 28, 2018 at 14:31)
Trail HOBBS HOLLOW
First time for me @ Brown County this weekend. Only had a race hardtail, but this trail Rocked!!! Amazing trail work.
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Trails in Route

HOBBS HOLLOW3 miles
SHELLEY1,801 ft
HESITATION POINT2 miles
WALNUT2 miles
WEEDPATCH4 miles
SCHOONER TRACE4 miles
WALNUT1,273 ft

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More Stats for BKXC 50 State Shred - Indiana mountain bike route
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    8 miles
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