Clifty Falls State Park

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Clifty Falls State Park is a 14 mile loop trail located near Madison, Indiana that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, scenic driving & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Erin Hancock (382)

12 Completed3 Reviews

I have hiked all of the trails multiple times and they are all beautiful. Clifty Falls offers a trail that is suitable for all ages. There are flat walks through the forest as well as along the cliff side and waterfalls edge for the more adventurous. Points of interest are very well maintained and stairways have made them very accessible to all.

Hannah Sheehan (136)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Jessica Shearer (39)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Dusty Cowell (536)

19 Completed19 Reviews

I parked near Cliffy Inn and walked trail 1 down to trail 2. Trail 2 is a walk through the creek bed. My feet got wet. I rocked jumped for 45 minutes before exiting at trail 8. I walked to the end of trail 8 before turning around and walking all of trail 8 back to the car. Fantastic hike. Hike took a little over 2 hours. I would recommend this hike.

Will S. (141)

Loved the Camping & Hiking here! Must do again!

Will S. (141)

John Joseph (250)

4 Completed3 Reviews

Took trail 5 to the creek bed (trail 2), and walked up the creek to big clifty waterfall. Absolutely gorgeous!

Jade Enyeart (53)

3 Completed2 Reviews

Love hiking at this place, beautiful scenery & great trails! The only thing i don't like is that there's no outing from trail 2 at the end by the falls, would be nice if they put in some stairs or something. Saw the falls when they were frozen but has some water running underneath, was very pretty! Love the terrain, my favorite areas were a little off the trails, ya gotta live dangerously right :)

Christina McDowell (172)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Love love Clifty! We've completed trails 1,3,4,7 all for me were a good workout especially trail 4! But great workout and beautiful scenery!!!

Heidi Cheeks (137)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Clifty Falls is absolutely beautiful, especially when the leaves are changing. It took about 6 hours to do just about the whole thing....that was with no kids along. Trail 2 goes down the creek is great in the summer and fall, but be aware of water snakes in the summer. With too much rain you won't be able to hike it. Has some steady inclines on 3, 4, and 5...........be in shape, bring food and water, and wear great shoes. Also, Madison is a great little town nearby for eating and window shopping and general sight seeing.

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