Winter Hiking

Roam the Rolling Hills in the Winter Woods

Thousands of acres of pristine wilderness beauty can be all yours on a refreshing winter hike in Brown County!

Savor scenic vistas and less crowded trails. Enjoy great exercise and mood-boosting endorphins. Relieve cabin fever and feel rejuvenated. The benefits of hiking in this peaceful winter wonderland are endless!

And with more than 30 to choose from, there’s a trail perfect for everyone in this year-round playground. Don’t take this winter sitting down. Get out and grab it by the trail!

Hit the Trails

Brown County State Park

Beginners looking for an easy stroll will enjoy the mix of forest and water along the scenic 1.2-mile Ogle Lake Trail 7 Loop in Brown County State Park. Or take in a breathtaking sunset after hiking the 3.8-mile Walnut Trail to the top of picturesque Hesitation Point.

Laura Hare Nature Preserve

Roam quiet hills and valleys and cross a few small streams along the intermediate 5.6-mile Downey Hill Full Loop in the Laura Hare Nature Preserve.

Yellowwood State Forest

Sustained climbs up long narrow ridgelines will get your heart pumping on the 4.8-mile Scarce O’Fat Trail in Yellowwood State Forest, but the views from High King Hill are worth the effort.

Hoosier National Forest

Avid hikers will love the challenge of the 15.9-mile Nebo Ridge Trail in Hoosier National Forest, a true backcountry trek with rolling terrain, rocky sections, and a major ridge to conquer.

Stay the Night in Brown County

From log cabins and charming cottages to quaint B&Bs and classic inns, you’ll find plenty of unique places to rest your legs and replenish your strength for an invigorating hike the next day.

Savor the Flavors of Brown County

Authentic BBQ. Biscuits with apple butter. Craft beer. Homemade fudge. Delight your tastebuds as you explore Brown County’s eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés, sweet shops, breweries, wineries, distilleries, and more!