hiking

walking

dogs on leash

forest

views

Once a largely undeveloped portion of the huge (15,000-acre) Indiana Army Ammunition plant, Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana. The park is easily accessible, located 8 miles east of I-65, on State Road 62. With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, with elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with its rugged hills and deep ravines. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional bald eagle. Charlestown is one of two state parks offering full hookup campsites.

decent trail not hard all trails in park are fair or better

Very nice, maintained, but remote. climb, woods river not hard climbs are slow and nothing g that works you hard.

Nice views and some interesting history stops on the peninsula.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views and kinda has that Chernobyl abandoned kinda feel to it. Wasn't too crowded but definitely saw a few other hikers. It's a hike from a parking lot to a bridge that takes you to an island on the Ohio river that used to have a amusement park on it in the mid thirties. Unique type of hike.

hiking
2 months ago

great relaxing short trail. pretty easy, the waterfalls were all dried up when I went, but will definitely return during the spring.

Great trail along with every other trail in the park.

backpacking
2 months ago

Loved this trail.
Visited trail 3 - twice in the same week I was so impressed.

Enjoyed the trail. Definitely will be revisiting in the spring time hopefully more water flowing.

hiking
2 months ago

I really liked this trail. There is a concrete walkway to the bridge and then it turns into an actual trail. I loved how it was a nice hike through the woods with a sudden transfer to a different terrain to finish out on. The only thing was that I left my windows cracked and came back to a car filled with stink bugs.

Nice outing close to home

Very pretty, peaceful and challenging. my husband, myself and our three kids enjoyed it. The hike back uphill was intense for me, I'm a plus size hiker, but I did it!!

4 months ago

Nice little loop by the creek side

hiking
4 months ago

We enjoyed the trail but were disappointed that there was no water flowing from the waterfall areas. It was relatively dry with standing water. I would do it again if I was limited with time but I'll probably look at some of the other trails before coming back.