Hello: New Mountain Bike Trail Opens in Brown County SP | Short holds


NASHVILLE – The DNR and the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) recently made a ribbon cut to mark the opening of Limekiln East, a newly completed 1.6-mile mountain bike trail for beginners in National Park. Brown County.

Limekiln East is the second of three mountain bike trails to be completed in the state park as part of a $ 200,000 grant to the HMBA to develop 7.5 miles of new mountain bike trails. The first, Weed Patch Trail, a 2.4 mile mid-level trail, opened in November 2019.

The three new trails funded by the NLT will connect to existing trails as well as other park amenities including the campground, park office, nature center and Hesitation Point.

When completed, the three new trails will bring the total mileage of mountain bike trails in the state park to 43.5.

The park’s existing Limekiln West Trail connects the campground to Hoosier’s Nest, fire tower, and park office. Prior to the opening of the Limekiln East Trail, beginner mountain bikers (as well as hikers and runners) used Limekiln West as a round trip.

The addition of Limekiln East turns the old round trip into a 3.7 mile beginner directional loop for daytime park visitors. Limekiln East not only adds miles for novice and experienced riders, but also reduces congestion on the popular trail.

Brown County State Park’s mountain biking trails are multi-use and are open for hiking and running as well as biking. Cyclists must obtain a $ 5 per day or $ 20 per year off-road bike pass before using the park’s mountain bike trails. Passes can be purchased at the gates, at the park office, or at ShopINStateParks.com.


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