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Clifty Falls State Park

Madison, IN

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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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Falls Canyon Trail at McCormick's Creek State Park
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20 Completed 7 Reviews

Short trail but lots to see along the way and this can connect with #10 and then #7 which are also really nice.

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Low Gap Trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest
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20 Completed 7 Reviews

Beautiful trail and very well maintained by HHC. I hiked counter clockwise and thought I went the wrong way once I got to the rock road with all of the private property signs. It turned out to be the right way and just keep following the rock road until you reach the other parking lot. From there, you can connect right with the Mason Ridge Trail if you are heading back to the first parking lot. Nice long trail with some great features along the way.

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Hoosier High Point - Indiana Highpoint
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

To call this a trail is quite generous. There's a gravel drive off of Eliot Rd north of Bethel Rd. From there, it's about a 50 ft walk up a very small hill into the woods. At the high point, there's a stone marker, a bench, a picnic table, and a mailbox with a log book inside. It's a fun place to visit, especially with kids.

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Mason Ridge Trail - Morgan Monroe State Forest
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20 Completed 7 Reviews

This trail is actually in Martinsville and helps connect the Low Gap Trail parking lots. It also crosses Forest Road to complete the "loop" and you can find the Mason Ridge/Low Gap sign in the south parking lot. Great views along the way of this nice, easy loop.

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Sycamore Loop
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20 Completed 7 Reviews

Maintained well with some nice camping spots along the way. Nice sections going through the pine forest and along the creek. Parking right by the fire tower where you can go up for an amazing view.

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Clifty Falls State Park
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20 Completed 7 Reviews

Best set of trails for rugged hiking in the state that I've seen. Beautiful park with some amazing views on most of the trails. Like someone previously mentioned, there is no 14 mile trail at the park. The 14 miles is basically hitting every trail on the map. Definitely be prepared for tough hiking when you go out for the day.

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Pate Hollow Trail
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20 Completed 7 Reviews

Very well maintained with lots of nice hills and ravines.

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Three Lakes Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

The Three Trail was rerouted to avoid having the trail closed during an active timber harvest. If you are hiking counterclockwise from Bryant Creek Lake, after crossing Beanblossom Creek and going uphill, the trail makes a turn to the left, leaving the log road before entering the timber harvest area. Following the white blazes and pink ribbons, the trail comes to the main forest road and crosses that road. There are two Carsonite posts with arrows to direct hikers to turn to the left. Additional posts along the road for a short distance lead the hiker to Stepp Cemetery where the trail goes back into the forest just to the left of the stone gate at the cemetery. Trail closing signs and maps with the new route were posted, but unfortunately, sometimes the signs do get torn down. Please follow the while blazes and the white arrows on those brown Carsonite posts.

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