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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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Three Lakes Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

FYI: The trail is being re-routed apparently which led to some confusion on my way. I had the choice of going straight or left following a bunch of flags and pink ribbons hanging from the trees. There was no sign explaining this but I followed the ribbons. When following this route I came across Main Forest Rd,. the second time and there was no opening to be reunited with the trail on the other side. Thanks to some other people I found, I turned left and followed the road down to an old cemetery road till I came across where you cross this "road" earlier in the hike (I hiked Three Lakes Trail counter clockwise)

This trail was fun with all the windiness following the ridges. Was expecting a little more but I believe I did not get the whole experience because of the re-routing.

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Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park Hike
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

This hike is described and mapped in detail in Ted Villaire's "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago" (http://www.tedvillaire.com/grand-kankakee-marsh-county-park-hike/), which I recommend taking a look at before heading out here, since the park is crisscrossed with hunting access tracks that can leave you confused about where to turn. From a hiker's perspective, this little-known park is notable primarily for offering the longest hike along the Kankakee River in Indiana. Since the Kankakee River (and bordering Kankakee Marsh) was dredged, straightened, ditched and drained throughout its Indiana course a century ago for agricultural purposes, this is not a pristine wilderness experience; still, conservation has to start somewhere, and it's great that Lake County has reclaimed (and, where possible, restored) this stretch of the river and marsh for locals to hike, hunt and fish. The hike itself is on a flat track heading out east along the river's north bank, then looping back in a barbell shape through wooded marshland to return to its starting point at the visitor center parking lot on the west side of Range Line Rd. (aka Clay St., N 600 E), just north of the river. Be prepared for a few sandy stretches as well as muddy spots, and wear mosquito repellent. There's decent birding in the marsh, and lots of turtles sunning on the river.

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Trail #1. Charelston state park
by Denise Dodd

5 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice, moderate trail with nice views of the creek and some impressive rock formations. It was dry when we visited, but we could see remnants of small waterfalls which encouraged us to come again in the rainy season. A nice fall hike!

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Trail 8 at Brown County State Park
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13 Completed 13 Reviews

Peaceful hike with my wife on a cool fall day. Enjoyable hike through the woods. My first hike in the park. Could have extended the hike by adding the short trail 7.

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Low Gap Trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

I hike this trail multiple times a year, have even done it at night. Lots of scenery and some good climbs for cardio. Usually take about 4 hours so I can enjoy it. I recommend this trail for anyone in good condition. Morgan Monroe marks their trails very well so there should be no problems finding your way.

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Pate Hollow Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice hike. Very nice views of Lake Monroe, well marked and maintained.

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Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail. Love how it rolls with the river.

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Ouabache State Park
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20 Completed 2 Reviews

The good and the bad - it's in the middle of Indiana farm country. Why good - so am I, so it's a few miles up the road. The bad - Indiana farm country is flat. Trail 5 (as all trails at the park), are nicely shaded paths through woodland, with an occasional footbridge over a wet area. Not a bad way to spend a few hours! The park also has buffalo, a lake and a fire tower that you can still climb.

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Pate Hollow Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is one of my favorites ever. Great views, changes in elevation makes it challenging and woods makes it awesome.

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Town Run Trail Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

20 feet in and I see a 3 inch thick SNAKE. B
ut other than that it was a goo trail.

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