Hike to Clifty Falls

Madison, Indiana

4.4/5
based on 5 reviews

Details

Distance

4.1 miles

Elevation Gain

479 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

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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.

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Features

Hiking
Dog Friendly
Forest
Waterfall
Wildflowers

Reviews

It has an amazing landscape. I wouldn’t recommend to hike this place if you’re a beginner or if you’ re hiking alone. It is more for intermediate hikers. When I hiked in this place it started raining. It was tough to get out of the woods but had an amazing experience.

We hiked several trails with one being very challenging for us. These trails are beautiful in the spring with wild flowers, trees in bloom and rushing water. We camped in the campground and had time for several hikes.

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

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!

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

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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