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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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Trail 8 at Brown County State Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Did this trail with my 7 and 9 year old girls. My GPS reported 5+ miles, which included the spur to the West Tower. There is a 154-step stair system which was fun to descend (might not have been as fun going up!). Several shelter and picnic areas along the route to stop for a rest or a bite to eat. Fall foliage was perfect this time of year, though I'd recommend getting an early start to beat the crowd. The trail started getting pretty busy as we were wrapping up and parking was at a premium as we left.

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Low Gap Trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I enjoyed most of this hike so much. I think there are some better vistas on the Three Lakes Trail, but some of the valleys and overlooks and the rock shelter on this one are gorgeous. I got a little nervous as I was walking the gravel road along private property that I had made a mistake and missed the trail, but at the end of the road it was clear the trail resumed. I would recommend it for great exercise, but some parts are a bit straight and tedious.

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Three Lakes Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I parked one car at Bryan Lake and another at Cherry Lake and hiked between them with a friend. We did the shorter of the two legs, due to time constraints. The trail was very well marked and maintained. The day was glorious if a bit overcast, the leaves were changing, the water crossings were running crystal clear, but not too deep. Just a wonderful day and a great short hike.

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Trail 5 Loop
by Julia Coleman

2 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail. We hiked after night and morning rain so be prepared to get feet wet while crossing creek several times. Very nice scenery.

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Westwood Park
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Definitely worth going! Make sure you go with plenty if time and do it slowly. Preferably accompanied. Not a hard trail, just long.

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Fire Tower Trail (10) at Brown County State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Walking trail 4&5 was amazing

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Fall Creek Trail at Fort Harrison State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great place to picnic and walk the dog

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Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Fantastic short trail. Weather had been very dry so there was very little water. This eliminated any potential waterfalls, but also made for easy sledding and allowed to get off the beaten path and climb around on some the creeks and walk in the creek bed. I had my 7 and 9 year olds with and they had no troubles, so it's a very moderate degree of difficult, but has some fantastic scenery, esp. on the southern portion inside the cliff "bowl"

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Pate Hollow Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great elevation and training for trail marathons/ultras!

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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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