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Clifty Falls State Park Loop Trail

Madison, IN

Clifty Falls State Park Loop Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Madison, IN that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on southwestway park
11 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This place is awesome. There are always a ton of fellow mountain bikers on the trails, pushing me to go harder and faster trying to keep up with the pro's. lots of downhill as well as climbing. Don't fall off the ridge to the river! great jumps and fast downhills from the middle starting point. lots of variety for all skill levels. Can go around different paths for hours and you choose the path.did I mention free

on southwestway park
11 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Three Lakes Trail
1 day ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Nice trail. Easier than low gap. Trail marked pretty well except one spot. If starting from cherry lake going clockwise, at paved road go left (on the road). The trail picks up again about .25 mile ahead on the right. Trail is overgrown in some areas. Some mud. Lots of gnats, deer flies, especially close to the water. Two ticks. Met about 10 people on the trail. Mostly shade.

on Buzzard Roost Trail
2 days ago

hiking
126 Completed11 Reviews

Nice short hike, small section challenging with steep clime and a real 6to8 food vertical rock climb. great views. Ohio river, kentucky farm land, working barge traffic. on river.

on Winona Lake Trail
4 days ago

mountain biking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Only rode once so far, went about 8 miles. Trails are pretty fast, we'll manage, and diverse! Can't wait to go back.

on J. B. Franke Park
4 days ago

mountain biking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Trails are well taken care of but the do stay wet a little longer than I would like.

on Bicentennial Woods Eagle ...
4 days ago

trail running
3 Completed3 Reviews

Trails are in good condition

on Low Gap Trail
4 days ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

A good workout. (We combined it with the Ridge Trail to total 14 miles.)The trail is well marked. Scenery is gorgeous. We met about 12 people along the trail. About 25% of the trail is actually gravel roads. Leaving 75% of wonderful trail. Not a lot of roots. I agree with previous comments. The recommendation for very experienced "adventurers" only likely is endurance -related. Ended up with one tick, no problem with mosquitos. Planning on hiking the 3 lakes trail next.

on Arbuckle Park Loop
4 days ago

walking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Very easy completely paved pathway shared with bikes.

on Hemlock Cliffs National S...
5 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Spring Mill Village Trail
6 days ago

2 Completed4 Reviews

on Spring Mill Village Trail
6 days ago

2 Completed4 Reviews

It was well rocked and wide good running!

on Turkey Run State Park #2 ...
6 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Clifty Falls State Park L...
6 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Three Lakes Trail
6 days ago

hiking
6 Completed3 Reviews

They changed the route. Did not seem near as hard as it use to be.

on Low Gap Trail
6 days ago

hiking
6 Completed3 Reviews

It was quite, just the sounds of nature. Still a lot of down trees on the trail you have to climb over. Would love to see them move these trailer into the woods. Seem like most of the trails where on rocky roads.

on Hemlock Cliffs National S...
7 days ago

hiking
15 Completed15 Reviews

Google maps to location is accurate. No water or facilities. Posted map of trail at trailhead. Loop trail starts on either side of parking. Went right which immediately leads to waterfall. Trail down to waterfalls and entire loop trail is well marked. Gorgeous after a good rain. Be sure to do all loop extensions off main trail. Heed cliff warnings. Recommended hike.


7 days ago

hiking

Nice trail, listed at 5.9 miles on map. Opportunity for water and restrooms at beach area in season. Trail follow a the road for a short time on the south side of the lake and you can hear the beach at a point or two on the trail. We met a pair of mountain bikers, but otherwise nobody else on the trail. There has been a fair amount of rain lately, so several wet and muddy spots where you will get your feet wet, but also a couple of places to filter water, if needed. I expect a couple of the streams have water except when it's really dry out. we parked at the beach and enjoyed a swim and picnic after the hike.

on Charlestown State Park #2...
7 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

A fun hike that my 4yo enjoyed even though she slipped on the rock steps in the final third of the trail. Thankfully the canopy provided lots of shade on one of the hottest days of the year.

on Clear Creek Rail-Trail
7 days ago

mountain biking
4 Completed3 Reviews

Perfect trail for a family bike ride or a jog.