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Clifty Falls State Park

Madison, IN

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Scenic Driving

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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Recent Reviews

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Knobstone Trail: Deam Lake to Jackson Road
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful spring day, minimal bugs and poison ivy. The initial part of trail is now combined with horse trail. New trail head easy to find, but little confused about when to transition from horse trail to knobstone. Saw several riders, horse trail section fairly muddy. Minimal hikers on trail. The last section of hike before next trail head has alot of up and down hills for good work out.

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Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail and scenery. Has falls at both ends ! Great photo place . Got to get off the trail a bit but its worth the effort. Perfect place to rest at the top of the north falls. Its a hike but WOW what a view.

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Sycamore Loop
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

Well maintained and little used trail in the Charles Deam Wilderness located in the Hoosier National Forest. The trail was peaceful and you are not only able to see wildlife and flowers but hike along a creek and past a small pond. There are also multiple camp sites located on this trail that are in excellent locations.

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Mogan Ridge West
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Started at the West trailhead, did the loop that takes you out to the west connector trail and back. Saw some folks near the trailhead and ran into one other group on the trail, but we otherwise had the trail to ourselves. The trip down to the connector trail is an easy hike, mostly downhill. The hike back is very strenuous, almost entirely climbing. Trail was in excellent shape, through woods, meadows and lots of creeks down at the bottom.

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Mogan Ridge East
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

If you can find your way to it, the entrance after the cemetery on Ultimate Road is usually totally unused, and you can climb up from there to reach the split between the East and West loops of the trail. The East trail is obviously the lesser used, and ranged from tree covered forests to meadows and valley ponds. The trail is well-marked and not too overgrown. Parts were washed out a bit when we were there, and there were some treefalls we hand to get over, but we didn't see another soul on the trail all day. Nice hike but be prepared to do some hill-climbing.

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Oriole Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

There were three horse trailers at the trailhead when we were there, and the East trail was pretty muddy and chewed up. We tried the West trail (the one that crosses route 66) and turned around when it became obvious it was basically just a logging road. Disappointing.

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Schoen Trail
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17 Completed 17 Reviews

An enjoyable trail. Easy to follow. Would make for a great trail run.

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Lawrence Creek Trail at Fort Harrison State Park Indiana
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17 Completed 17 Reviews

Another quality trail in the Indianapolis Area. Bikers, runners and hikers seemed to sharing the trail and enjoying an incredible spring day.

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Mason Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Me and a friend hiked this trail on new years day this year. It was beautiful!! Icicles hung on most ledges and there were probably some that we're 6 foot long.

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