Falls Canyon Trail

HARD 23 reviews

Falls Canyon Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Spencer, IN that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 624 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

Trail starting near the camp store that looks through the nature preserve. Hill coming up into the end of the trail at the cabins caused an unexpected rest break. It is nice to have a cut over to the quarry and be able to jump on other trails.

4 months ago

4 months ago

This was a good trail along the river. we went up it and down the river as well. I enjoyed climbing over the rocks on the sides of the river a lot.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail along river(trail3). Bug spray is a must. Visit wolf cave (trail 5) but know that you will be crawling and you may want knee protection and a flashlight. FYI they sell minor hats with a light for children at the Inn. We were able to see red headed woodpeckers, yellowtail butterflies, millipedes, newts or salamanders. We did see people swimming in the river. Bring drinking water.

walking
5 months ago

Great scenery walking along the creek. Enjoy taking the kids to the nature center. Be sure to sit and what some crazy birds and squirrels in the observation room while at the nature center.

5 months ago

6 months ago

love

7 months ago

Great place to visit!

10 months ago

Awesome hike. About lost the trail in the bottom of the canyon but luckily some other hikers helped us find our way. One of my favorite trails!! The canyon was awesome bcs it hadn't been raining much so we could explore the bottom. Went in the peak of fall colors and it was beautiful. Definitely gonna go back!

geocaching
1 year ago

When the waters lower its fun to climb up the waterfall

hiking
1 year ago

Great workout, Took my kids (10 & 7) they had no trouble with it, but boy did they sleep good that night.

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike! Seemed much longer than 1 mile, but we went in the spring after a lot of rain. The creek was out of it's bed and the trail disappeared in spots. We had to walk along the edge of the creek along the rocks for a while. My 7 year old son really liked it, but he was pretty tired after we finished. There is a full discription of our hike on my website http://kidshikingindiana.weebly.com/ if you are interested.

2 years ago

Short trail but lots to see along the way and this can connect with #10 and then #7 which are also really nice.

hiking
2 years ago

This was moderate at its hardest points. Great swimming hole! Had three kids (8, 7, & 4) and two German Shepherds with us. Not even a mile long and .8 seems a bit much. Stunning views and serious water fun for the whole family. Small snakes were common so don't be surprised.

2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

Hiked here in the spring, was an excellent experience. Not many people at that time of year.

hiking
3 years ago

Enjoyed trails 3 and 4 with the family which includes children ages 5 to 14. Moderate terrain with beautiful scenery. Looking forward to exploring the rest of the park.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice trails at this park. Very well maintained.

hiking
6 years ago

I love McCormicks Creek. There are plenty of hiking trails and camping. Some caves ther too. Wolf cave is one of the comon ones there good for a starter cave. There is a pool and many picnic areas. Dogs must remain on a leash because there is some traffic there. The waterfall is nice, the deep forrest hiking is hard to top.

hiking
6 years ago

The kids and I had lots of fun on a hot day playing in the waterfally at McCormick's Creek. I really enjoyed all the trails in the park that were connected and simple to walk. Beautiful and fun! Can't wait to go back :)