22.8 miles
Distance
2,296 ft
Climb
-2,296 ft
Descent
1,056 ft
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Brown County route that hits weed patch and hobbs hollow

Detailed Description
BrownCow is a 23 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Nashville Indiana. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 24 trails. This route climbs 2,296 ft with a max elevation of 1,056 ft then descends -2,296 ft.
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57 Reviews & Comments

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steelispossiblyreal (May 4, 2022 at 17:06)
Trail Aynes Loop
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 Loop
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 Loop
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 Loop
CCW from Bobcat Connector is one of the best descents in BCSP. Great old school rooty singletrack.
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Ratmescher (Nov 27, 2021 at 18:40)
Trail Bobcat
Narrow trails carved into steep slopes. Very puckery. None of the TTFs in this listing are actually on this trail.
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Ratmescher (Nov 27, 2021 at 18:40)
Trail Bobcat
Narrow trails carved into steep slopes. Very puckery. None of the TTFs in this listing are actually on this trail.
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steelispossiblyreal (Mar 3, 2021 at 14:15)
Trail Walnut Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 15:28)
Trail Bobcat
Really surprised that I didn't like this trail much after reading everyone else's comments here. I like janky tech stuff, but after the endless flow and FUN of Hobbs and Weedpatch, this trail was just too awkward with no reward. Some of the tough tight switchbacks are legit dangerous with gnarly exposure. I LOVED Schooner and had a blast on that tough jank because it had some flow to it. Skip it and spend some more time on the other amazing trails.
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bkxc (Sep 13, 2020 at 15:28)
Trail Bobcat
Really surprised that I didn't like this trail much after reading everyone else's comments here. I like janky tech stuff, but after the endless flow and FUN of Hobbs and Weedpatch, this trail was just too awkward with no reward. Some of the tough tight switchbacks are legit dangerous with gnarly exposure. I LOVED Schooner and had a blast on that tough jank because it had some flow to it. Skip it and spend some more time on the other amazing trails.
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cchambers21 (Sep 10, 2020 at 19:40)
Super fun !
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cchambers21 (Sep 10, 2020 at 19:31)
Trail Walnut Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
Lots of tough technical roots and rocks... sucks the life out of ya ..
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:31)
Trail Bobcat
Did this trail from the fire access road on the SW corner to the Weedpatch Connector going clockwise. 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 super exposed technical climbs with lots tight turns I think you’ll really enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me. But my buddies on less slack / XC style bikes loved it.
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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:31)
Trail Bobcat
Did this trail from the fire access road on the SW corner to the Weedpatch Connector going clockwise. 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 super exposed technical climbs with lots tight turns I think you’ll really enjoy it, but it wasn’t for me. But my buddies on less slack / XC style bikes loved it.
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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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steelispossiblyreal (Aug 28, 2020 at 15:26)
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 Trail
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 15:18)
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)
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)
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)
Lets
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Stryphe (Jul 24, 2020 at 6:58)
Lets
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Stryphe (Jul 24, 2020 at 6:58)
Lets
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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 12:07)
Trail Bobcat
I rode the south leg of Bobcat to connect Weedpatch to Hesitation so I can only speak to half of this trail. Definitely a technically challenging trail and new and intermediate riders will walk sections. Expect sharp switchbacks, rock ledges and tight Stream crossings.
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gavinmthomas (Jul 5, 2020 at 12:07)
Trail Bobcat
I rode the south leg of Bobcat to connect Weedpatch to Hesitation so I can only speak to half of this trail. Definitely a technically challenging trail and new and intermediate riders will walk sections. Expect sharp switchbacks, rock ledges and tight Stream crossings.
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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 11:54)
Sub-limekiln....Fast and Fun. Wide trail with multiple woop de dos. A few avoidable rock obstacles. This is a great intro trail and/or warmup to more trails at BCSP. If you start in the Ogle Hallow parking lot you get to do this one twice.
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Rmauch85 (Apr 21, 2020 at 11:06)
All trails closed do to covid 19. Found out the hard way.
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Rmauch85 (Apr 21, 2020 at 11:06)
All trails closed do to covid 19. Found out the hard way.
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Rmauch85 (Apr 21, 2020 at 11:06)
All trails closed do to covid 19. Found out the hard way.
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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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berrthum TMBR (Oct 7, 2019 at 12:20)
Trail Bobcat
This trail is amazing. So artfully constructed among the steep ravines of BCSP. This trail stands out as one of the most memorable trails of the last few years.
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berrthum TMBR (Oct 7, 2019 at 12:20)
Trail Bobcat
This trail is amazing. So artfully constructed among the steep ravines of BCSP. This trail stands out as one of the most memorable trails of the last few years.
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TeamAmerica1776 (Oct 5, 2019 at 7:35)
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)
An instant classic. So good! Hobbs is what Allegrippis wishes it was.
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escheid (Aug 27, 2019 at 6:45)
I am an absolute noob when it comes to riding, this was my second every trail so this was challenging but at the end of it all I was absolutely stoked!
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butterburrito (Jun 5, 2019 at 20:54)
Trail Bobcat
Awesome trail for experienced riders. Old school narrow singletrack mixed with new school flow. It will challenge you! Tons of fun! Kudos to the trail builders!
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butterburrito (Jun 5, 2019 at 20:54)
Trail Bobcat
Awesome trail for experienced riders. Old school narrow singletrack mixed with new school flow. It will challenge you! Tons of fun! Kudos to the trail builders!
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ChopAjaDad (Jun 5, 2018 at 14:47)
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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ChopAjaDad (Jun 5, 2018 at 14:43)
Trail Pine Loop
Reminds me of my first roller coaster ride, the Blue Streak at Cedar Pointe in Ohio. Not too short, not too long. Not too steep, not too fast. Just the right amount of a beginning challenge to put a new person into mountain biking in search of the next thrill of the trail.
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heypoolboy PAMBA (May 28, 2018 at 14:31)
First time for me @ Brown County this weekend. Only had a race hardtail, but this trail Rocked!!! Amazing trail work.
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  • Altitude change
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  • Altitude min
    621 ft
  • Altitude start
    653 ft
  • Altitude end
    653 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.7%
  • Grade min
    47.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
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