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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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Scarce O'Fat Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good, hilly, 4 - 4.5 mile trek. Pretty well marked most of the way. Looks like they're doing some logging or some sort of major work resulting in some confusion regarding where the trail goes. This happened at one or two spots causing a "fork in the road" option. You need to walk 100 yards and if you don't see the white markings on a tree, go back and take the other direction.

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Boot Lake Nature Preserve Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I walk here with my dog every chance i get. It is very easy to hike, there are huge wildflower fields, deer and birds, and so many different trails that each trip is different. And the lake is beautiful.

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Oak Ridge Prairie Loop
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

I have walked here many times it is only 5 minutes away from my house. Most of the time the trails are lightly used...stocked pond draws a crowd and great place to picnic.
ATTN. It is a Lake county Indiana park and there is a fee to enter.

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Little Calumet River Trail, Bailly Homestead, and Chellberg Farm
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

I enjoy walking here...yes some of the signs seem to throw you off but you can find your way. Can stay wet at times but all and all a good walk. By the way I like loud trains :)

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Cowles Bog
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

I found this place quite by accident...stopped and took a walk...Wow! If you come out on the east side of the loop the view of the lake is beautiful. A little hard up and down at the lake but all and all a very good hike.

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Heron Rookery Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

A little hard to find..but worth it. I have walked this trail a few times. Quite enjoyable,quiet,clean and easy for newcomers.

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Mounds State Park
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Short and Fun with Multiple levels of difficulty

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Bloodroot Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a great trail for my first solo backpacking trip. Camp site #1 was clean but is right on the trail. Campsite #2 looked like a frat party happened the night before. Beer bottles and trash everywhere unfortunately. I have a feeling it was from people mooring boats and hiking up the ravine. No water along the route so be prepared. I will definitely be hiking this again. Don't forget your $10 cash for the pay tube!

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Wabash Heritage Trail
by Laura Whitcombe

1 Completed 1 Reviews

We walked this yesterday. Started at Battleground, ate our picnic lunch on the Pedestrian Bridge, then went on Fort Ouiatenan. A beautiful hike. Magical scenery that felt otherworldly. A special Indiana place.

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

Really enjoyed seeing the wildlife! Unfortunately, we foolishly didn't bring bug spray today =[ other than the insects bothering us, we had a really enjoyable hike, with variations in altitude, and changing terrain underfoot. I'll definitely be coming back to do this trail again! The workout on your legs is just excellent =]

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