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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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Patoka Lake Main Trail
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12 Completed 1 Reviews

I hiked this trail in 2014 it's marked as a moderate trail. I'd give it a bit more but was definitely a good hike. most of the trail is marked very well. Has some really nice rock formations and a couple views of the lake.

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Chain O'Lakes State Park
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9 Completed 11 Reviews

The state park officially declares there are 15 total miles in trails, and my muscles agree. We went two weeks ago & started at the parking lot out by the canoe camp, hiked in on trail 4, did 3, then 10, then road walked up to the schoolhouse and used 8,7&5 to get back to 4. Since the dogs did well with that mileage, we went back this past weekend and hiked all the trails, including loop 9, which is a bit narrow but not that difficult.

Good things to know- bug repellant a must for the lake loops. You can & should avoid the beach if you don't wish to see people (and quite possibly you won't even see another hiker!). Water fountains at beach front & schoolhouse mean you can carry less water. There is parking at various trail heads but you can easily make your own route. If the schoolhouse is open, be sure to peek inside- I loved the artifacts.

All in all, we will definitely be back for hiking because the trails are challenging plus give us the mileage we need! We'd like to go camping here also, but it was at capacity last weekend so we'll definitely try the off season for that!

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Clifty Falls State Park
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

I have hiked all of the trails multiple times and they are all beautiful. Clifty Falls offers a trail that is suitable for all ages. There are flat walks through the forest as well as along the cliff side and waterfalls edge for the more adventurous. Points of interest are very well maintained and stairways have made them very accessible to all.

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peninsula trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Really nice trail. It can't be understated how popular it is. I went up on a Friday and when I made it to the end almost every campsite was occupied. Campsites along the lake are all pretty close together so seclusion isn't really an option. If you're camping, I would recommend taking one of the campsites along the trail as opposed to the lake side sites and just checking out the lake during the day.

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Rum Village Pathway
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail. Would be great for running. If you're there in the summer take bug spray.

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

I did part of this and the Tecumseh Trail on July 23-24. 90+ degrees and a severe thunderstorm Friday night.

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Three Lakes Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

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Three Lakes Trail
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2 Completed 4 Reviews

Very nice anytime of year. Spring wild flowers are lovely.

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Clifty Falls State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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trail #6, Charlestown State Park
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