Ogle Hollow Nature Preserve: Trail 5 Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"An interpretive tree trail down and up a steep slope of a nature preserve inside Brown County State Park. The Canyon Inn, near the starting point of this hike, has historic significance in that it rests on the original foundation of a sanitarium that became a turning point in the history of the area. The sanitarium was built more than a century ago by a physician, Frederick Denkewalter, who believed the tranquil canyon and cliffs provided an ideal setting as a resting place for the wealthy.
The parklike surroundings also became a popular picnic and hiking spot for local residents. When Denkewalter died in 1914, the state and Owen County purchased the land, and established Indiana’s first state park in 1916. McCormick’s Creek State Park has grown to more than five times its original size of 350 acres. Some sections of this loop are rough because the trail follows the rocky creekbed. Other sections are steep climbs into and out of the canyon. The area near White River may be impassable during high water."