All caves, sinkholes, tunnels and mines on DNR properties are closed to provide protection from White-nosed Syndrome, a fungus that is killing bats in large numbers in the Northeastern U.S. and is now spreading west. This includes the old railroad tunnel at Clify Falls. To learn more about WNS, visit www.dnr.IN.gov/batdisease. Thank you for cooperating with DNR in this effort. Clifty Falls State Park is located near Madison with entrances off state roads 56 and 62. The name Clifty Falls paints a beautiful picture in your mind. Winter and spring hiking shows the falls at their best while the rugged splendor of the creek and canyon offer exciting scenery year-round. In historic Madison tour the Lanier State Historic Site, mansion of frontier banker James F.D. Lanier and enjoy the drive along the beautiful Ohio River. Plan a park visit during one of the community's special events such as the Madison Chautauqua Art Festival or Regatta hydroplane boat race. Note: Due to difficulties with how our 1501 Green Road address is interpreted by major on-line mapping services, customers using this as a destination address are often led to a dead end street. To successfully build a map that will get you to our our gate off of state road 62 please use "2221 Clifty Drive" as your destination address.
Great trail and area to hike! I would definitely call this a hard trail, especially if you get up into any of the creek beds to view the fall base. Lots of elevation changes and rough terrain. The tunnel is definitely worth it if it is open, but you WILL need light to go through it.
My 18 yr old and I did trail 8 to trail 2 all the way to waterfall and back to trail 8. I would classify it as Hard. We went early and no one else was there and we went to bottom of falls(even though not supposed to). Very good exercise doing the trail 2 creek walk, tons of rock to creek walk.
Beautiful well kept area. Rim trails give nice views of Big and Little Clifty Falls. Tunnel Falls view partial block. Tunnel Falls trail has cave to hike thru. Flashlight required. Creek bed trail to Big Clifty is moderate to diffucult. Quite rocky. Not recommend for young kids.
Great hike. Took the loop clockwise, there were a lot of things to see with various waterfalls, bridges and the tunnel. They were rebuilding the bridge at Hoffman falls so we had to take the road around. Trail 8 around the backside is just a regular rolling path through the woods once you make it up the hill from the creek. Overall a very enjoyable day,
nice scenic views. has a variety of trails to choose from with varying degrees of difficulty. single file hiking trails that are easy to follow but you would do best to carry the trail map with you. some type of hydration pack would have been nice to bring because it was an exhausting hike. will return in future a bit more prepared