Hike to Clifty Falls

4.1 miles 479 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by The Outbound Collective

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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Amazing woods plus waterfall

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.

Clifty Falls In The Spring

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.

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over 4 years ago

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.


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!

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