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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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Spring Mill Inn and Lake Trail
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35 Completed 21 Reviews

Beautiful trail that includes trails 1 and 5 on the map. Starts by the inn and loops around the lake. Moderate hike with lots of roots, rocks, and wildlife along the way.

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Twin Caves Trail
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35 Completed 21 Reviews

Beautiful trail with lots to see including a few caves and all of the huge old trees in Donaldson Woods.

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Spring Mill Village Trail
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35 Completed 21 Reviews

Nice, easy trail with a cool walk through history at the village.

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Lawrence Creek Trail at Fort Harrison State Park Indiana
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35 Completed 21 Reviews

Very sloppy and torn up from the snow, rain, and mountain bikes but still a lot of fun. I definitely need to come back with a bike next time.

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Fall Creek Trail at Fort Harrison State Park
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35 Completed 21 Reviews

Great trail along the creek with a nice observation platform along the way. It's pretty muddy out right now and this one hooks up to Harrison Trace if you want to switch to a paved path.

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Mounds State Park
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

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Axsom Branch Loop
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35 Completed 21 Reviews

Nice 7 mile trail just past the Sycamore trail on the left hand side if you park at the fire tower. Starts out weaving on a ridge before you hit a set of switchbacks taking you down through the ravines. The trail has a few creek crossings before heading up to the Grubb Ridge parking lot. After you hit the parking lot, head west down the road for a little bit until you see the trail pick up on the left. This is part of the Grubb Ridge trail and will eventually take you to a section that branches right or left. Head left when it says Martin Hollow Trail in order to complete the loop back to the fire tower lot. Lots to see with about 2400 ft in elevation gain along the way.

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Jackson Creek Trail
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35 Completed 21 Reviews

Nice easy trail that with a small section that's part of the Lake Trail and part of the Tecumseh Trail. Numbered posts along the trail point out notable features along the way. The trailhead has the info packets for the trail or it can be found on the website.

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Knobstone Trail: Leota to Elk Creek
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

6 times 4 stars

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Knobstone Trail: Leota to Elk Creek
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

6 times 4 stars

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