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Schooner Trace-Walnut Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This is a great, rugged, multi-use trail loop that begins and ends at Hesitation Point.


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Map Key

6.3

Miles

10.2

KM

Loop

1,031' 314 m

High

813' 248 m

Low

759' 231 m

Up

761' 232 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly This is a diverse trail that keeps it interesting.

Overview

Starting at the Hesitation Point Vista, this loop combines the Schooner Trace Trail and Walnut Trail. This loop is narrow, rocky, and crosses many small streams. Stone outcroppings and small rock shelters are located along the way. Lastly, expect high, relatively flat ridge sections combined with switchbacks that drop into wide valleys and steep ravines.

Description

From the vista, follow the Walnut Trail to the intersection with the Schooner Trace Trail. Make a right and follow the trail across rolling terrain to the junction with the Walnut Trail. Once you've made it here, head west (left) to follow the trail back to the parking area.

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Shared By:

Chetrice Mosley

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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Steam and small waterfall crossing at the head of a ravine.
Mar 5, 2018 near Nashville, IN
Brown County State Park Overlook.
Oct 13, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Great views at Hesitation Point.
Oct 13, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Walnut Trail.
Oct 13, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Another view of the rock staircase
Aug 31, 2017 near Nashville, IN

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Mar 13, 2021
Matthew Miller
Intense but beautiful. There were some obstacles on the trail that could be cleaned up. 6.6mi — 2h 45m
Oct 3, 2020
Mike McBride
Few hikers, several bikers. Dry and well maintained. Great hike with Barrett. 6.2mi — 2h 42m
May 3, 2019
Julia Fedor
Rugged, rocky trail over dozens of streams. Trail all to ourselves. 6.3mi
Apr 27, 2019
Rachel Battaglia
Sep 22, 2018
Nathan Kirtlan
Jul 7, 2018
Angela Roberts