Hike to Clifty Falls

Indiana Clifty Falls Trailhead

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Hike to three scenic waterfalls on a loop along Clifty Canyon.

This day hike in Clifty Falls State Park is a challenging workout with rewarding sights. Springtime brings wildflowers, and fall lovely colors, to the area.

Photo Credit: Jeremiah Carter and Mark Moschell

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Leash for your dog
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

4.1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

479 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Forest
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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Good, Nothing Special

I've been there twice now. It's a really nice park overall; there are plenty of open areas and picnic benches so it'd be great for a family get together for the adventurous families out there. The trails themselves are average, but exploring the creeks is where the real fun is. I don't generally stay on a trail. I use one to get to the creek and then just explore until I'm ready to head back up the trail or another trail.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Falls

Cool trails and decent falls! They can be underwhelming in a dry season though.

7 months ago

9 months ago

Lovely

My husband and I loved our time hiking at Clifty Falls. There are multiple creek bed trails that are fun and adventurous, as well as an old railroad tunnel that you're welcome to hike/crouch through!

9 months ago

9 months ago

Great Waterfalls

Beautiful waterfalls to hike to, especially after a recent rain. Rain can cause the trails to be muddy, but the views are worth it

9 months ago

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