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Great hike, well marked and maintained. Make sure and take water if it’s warm out, you’ll need it. It is a good work out that rewards with great views.

hiking
24 days ago

I really enjoyed my walk through this park. It was well worth the $5 entry fee. It sports a beautiful reservoir for fishing and has a nice campground for those that choose to stay a day or two.

I came on a late September afternoon. Low 70’s, sunny, and a gentle breeze-perfect for a quick hike. Wish I could have gone all the way around but only had the time and inclination to walk 4 miles or so.

My only complaints are that the trail was a bit tight in a few places and the road noise from county roads was a bit distracting. I was surprised to find no other hikers or bikers. I only met a whitetail deer, squirrels, Canada geese, and of course, crows.

Great trail other than the road walk from the Marina back to the lodge after already walking 8 miles. One of the better marked trails of been on in Kentucky.

Totally loved these trails. My husband and I did these trails along with trail 2 which took us about 6 hrs to enjoy. Parts of these trail were a little rough. I didn't bring mine this hike, but a pair of trekking sticks or a staff would have been helpful. Areas of the trails got close to bluffs and would have just made me feel a little more secure on the trail.

Just went today. Great hike. Wasn't too challenging for me but still got my heart rate up and definitely got me sweating. It was a high of 91. My wife and i showed up around 9am and there was only one other car there. When we started back we passed quite a few people and the parking was getting pretty full. There was a little mud in the low spots but nothing crazy. Didn't have to bushwhack thru the grass. The trail was very visible. Overall great day hike and will probably be back when the leaves change

One of the best trails in southern Ohio. excellent view.

Great for a run! Brush can get a little grown-in.

very nice and quiet place for peaceful hiking and photography

My favorite trail in Southern Ohio! The initial incline is a rather difficult but totally worth it. Beautiful scenery and very tranquil, but also a great workout.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Luv it here. My bike luvs it here. Good equipment is needed. Real singletrack. I recommend GU :)

Great views, not crowded!

Great trail. Mostly easy, with some moderate uphill sections. A few places were not marked very well, and there were a few places where unmarked trails branch off of the main trail. My advice- stay the course and don't make a turn if you're not sure. Although I did walk some of these trails for a bit to see where they went, then doubled back. You might be able to get lost if you go too far. Of course a good walking stick is recommended for the spider webs that you will encounter. Markers say to allow 6 hours for this trail, but it's easily done in much less if you're a frequent hiker. Also, Shangri-la arch is collapsing so be careful in this area. There are arrows painted on the rocks to help guide you, just beware if you travel this area especially after heavy rain, there may be falling or loose rocks.

backpacking
2 months ago

Fun backpacking trip with my dad and little sister. The two lakes are gorgeous in early springtime, particularly around evening. The sun sets to the right corner and fog dances across the water. The trail took us over hills, through forests, a river crossing or two, some marshy areas, and a few areas that had been deforested, but overall, solid Indiana countryside. The wildflowers were beautiful, especially the Fire Pinks.

great trails but not well marked. My group hikes quite often and have never had trouble finding our way until we hiked Versailles. Great experience though.

hiking
2 months ago

I'm an avid hiker/explorer and this place is a blast! Make sure you have atleast a full day to enjoy this magical place!

Beautiful with challenging elements.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful area

Loved this trail beautiful view from the top a little work but well worth it. Cannot wait to go back.

walking
2 months ago

Horrible. Not worth it. Trails need to be cleared of brush and many parts are not walkable. Full of poison ivy and ticks. No warnings about how the place has become overrun with ticks until you do a lot of digging on the Hoosier National Forest website. I hope no one gets Lyme Disease here. Please go somewhere else.

This park is very well maintained and the trails are well marked! We couldn’t record our hike because my phone battery is not stellar, but we hiked 7.6 miles with a combination of 8, 1, 5, 4, & 7. It was a super hot day and we were pleased to find that the Nature Center on the south end of the park is air conditioned with a lovely bird viewing room. We saw all of the falls but I think Tunnel Falls was the best! I liked Little Clifty Falls as well. When the map says the trail is rugged, they’re not kidding. The ruggedness is a great challenge, but be prepared to climb up and down on rock and roots quite a bit. Also, people who are afraid of heights should maybe stay on trail 2, because there are many drop-offs next to the trails up on the ridge. Overall we had a challenging, but rewarding, day in the outdoors!

Overgrown; covered in poison ivy, stickers and spider webs. Lake campsites are nice though.

Loved trail 5. Tunnel Falls was my favorite waterfalls of the day, Caution on the rocks leading up to the tunnel as they are slick. The tunnel is closed to foot traffic from fall to spring. Trail 5 goes around the tunnel also. South end of trail has a 153 step staircase that will give you a great quad workout. There is also a leg of the trail to take you to the creek.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! Would not grade it as hard. More of the high end of moderate. Well marked. Dachshund friendly. Great workout. No real excess to the lake.

Love the creek trail all the way up to the falls!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great trail despite some areas in need of maintenance. We completed the full 10 miles in approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. Like many others have said, the trail is well marked, provides great views, and is in the shade the majority of the time. Exposed roots and fallen branches are concerning if trail running. The point of the trail for us was to get some mileage and climbs in before a trip to Arizona, and this trail provided that for us. Will definitely come back.

One of my favorites. Can be extremely muddy. I wish it connected to other trails.

Not extremely scenic and the trail was littered with spider webs. Bring plenty of water as well, drank about 3 liters myself on the hike. The overlooks of the lakes however are pretty, and at one end of the trail, you end up walking through an open prairie which is a nice break from the woods.

closer to 10 miles and that was longer than I thought!! Nice trail that were well marked. Mostly shady with some open meadows. Around mile 8 were some odd cold air pockets which were refreshing and unexpected! My son and I had a lot of fun and are glad we can say we made it!

Nice, clean trail, but no where to sit and rest until the end.

Moderate well marked and not busy. , but mid July @ 94 degrees may not be the best time to try it.

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