Ogle Lake Hike, Brown County State Park

The Trail 7 loop around Ogle Lake at Brown County State Park is a leisurely one and a half mile hike featuring a serene setting nestled among the hills of southern Indiana.

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Trail 7 (Ogle Lake) Interactive Hiking Map

You can use this interactive map at the trail! Here’s how

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Trail 7 (Ogle Lake) map GPX file

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Trail 7 (Ogle Lake) trailhead. From the park’s west gate entrance, head east on W Gate Entrance Rd 3 miles to Ogle Lake Rd. Continue south 1.5 miles to the Ogle Lake parking lot. From the north gate entrance, head south on Brown County State Park Rd for 2 miles. Continue onto Horseman Camp Rd for half a mile, then turn a slight left onto Ogle Lake Rd. Follow Ogle Lake Rd 1.5 miles to the parking lot. The Trail 7 trailhead begins at the steps leading up to the Ogle Lake dam.



 Hiking Time

45 min

 Total Distance

1.5 miles

 Route type






 Sun exposure

Dense tree canopy




Copperheads, timber rattlers, ticks



 Kid friendly


 Hiking Trail 7 (Ogle Lake)

This hiking trail is about as straightforward as you can get with beautiful Lake Ogle in full view at all times. If you’re just looking for a little exercise or a great place to bring the kiddos, Trail 7 is perfect.

If you’re in the mood for a longer outing, this route ties in with Trail 4 and Trail 5 – both relatively easy hikes as well – to Ridgetop Rally Campground and Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve. Trail 7 is also the gateway to the hilly and demanding Trail 11 (Vollmer Trail).

Although swimming is not allowed, Ogle Lake is a great place to fish and kayak, and state fishing licenses and DNR Lake permits are available for purchase at the park office.


 Use this map on your hike!

Load this web page on your phone while you still have service.

Then, tap the arrow icon on the map to show your current location and follow along.

Tap the layers icon to switch between topo, satellite and other helpful map layers.

To save battery life, put your device in airplane mode. GPS still works even without service!


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