Charlestown State Park #1 Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Charlestown State Park #1 Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Charlestown, IN that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 277 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

freat views, lots of terrain changes huge rocks and karst topography

backpacking
1 month ago

Great trail along with every other trail in the park.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice outing close to home

hiking
4 months ago

Easy short trail with a few nice views.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

A great trail. Hikes all the trails here in one day and this one was very scenic.

6 months ago

Muddy today, but a good morning hike. made harder by the wet conditions. Great birds, turtles, and snails.

hiking
7 months ago

love this park and the various trails...I go here often with my son and daughter.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

Nice, moderate trail with nice views of the creek and some impressive rock formations. It was dry when we visited, but we could see remnants of small waterfalls which encouraged us to come again in the rainy season. A nice fall hike!

hiking
3 years ago

i have hiked this trail many many times in both directions. there are great views of 14 mile creek. an awesome spring fed trough that existed pre park when a farm was located in the area, lots of wildflowers in the spring and some really cool sinkholes and several benches along the trail made from storm fallen trees.

hiking
4 years ago

This is a great place for an easy to moderate hike or two or three. There are 6 trails in the system of witch all are loops and less than three miles apiece. The trails might not be very challenging (200 feet elevation gain) to seasoned hikers but the scenery can take you aback. If you like river valley vistas, waterfall laden ravines and well marked trails dotted with archaeological sites then give it a walk. Download a map to carry with you. When I arrived the ranger station at the main gate was either closed for season or waiting on a better economy.

hiking
5 years ago

Hiked this trail today!! Rained this morning so alot of the trail was wet and slick in spots, we did the trail counter clockwise, thought it was a little easier that way. All in all I really enjoyed this trail, I will consider this trail again sometime!!!!!!

hiking
5 years ago

Campfesters' took these trails during the 8th Annual Campfest in 2009 and really enjoyed them! The park is still relatively new with a nice, modern campground, and the trails are the best thing to do there.

hiking
6 years ago

Nice, moderate hike with elevation changes, ridge top views of the Ohio and very few encounters with other hikers. Butterflies must have been migrating because a glen was full of beautiful golden-winged and black/blue-winged beauties. A well-hidden state park well worth the visit and hike. There's another easy trail that's worth the 30 minutes too.