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For safety and maintenance reasons, this park should be closed in the winter months. Tons of trees blocking the trail, leaves covering the trail making it very slippery, and not well marked. THIS TRAIL IS 7.2 MILES. The map on alltrails is not accurate in terms of where the trails lead. Several instances of having to walk through a river so be prepared to have your feet soaked.

This trail definitely more rugged than others in the park. The trail is still walkable though and offers some nice scenery with rock formations, creeks, and views of the Ohio River.

They have cleared up the deadfall mentioned in the earlier reviews. The route was a bit harder than moderate, lots of steep hills. It was well marked and easy to follow for the most part. It is fall, the leaves are on the ground and slippery.

Scouted it for horses and it's nice hike but not currently really horse friendly, tree down at the apex that's a little low to ride under and hard to get around. Some areas with bad root holes to watch out for if on horseback. Would be great for a trail run.

Depends on what you’re looking for. This trail had nice scenery, especially when I went in the fall. I can’t say much else for it though. There was a lot of trash and people. Add that to the noise from the interstate and other traffic and it wasn’t ideal. Good for a walk if you’re in the area but not for me.

hiking
17 days ago

Really disappointed in how the horses have ruined this hike. The trail used to be runnable, now barely hikeable. Lots of deep hoof prints on climbs. Make sure it has been dry for at least a few days before you do this one.

nice trail, gave us a little work out. we went counter clock wise and came out through stlitstone.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice park. Trails definitely run close to the road, but pretty nonetheless.

Nice fall hike. New signage throughout trail and logged areas have thickened up nicely since last year.

This trail is actually 16 miles. It says so on the park map and after the hike my phone said that i hiked 16 miles also. I highly recommend hiking this counter clockwise do to the hills. Great workout. I finished in about 5 hours.

hiking
20 days ago

Description is accurate. It’s a favorite of mine now.

For personal reasons this is my favorite hike. Lot of memories. It’s a great southern Indiana hike also.

Good hike and the small creeks make for nice scenery even though they are mostly dry.

It’s a good, basic trail. Not terribly demanding for a stretch of the legs. If you’re a beginner or alittle out of condition it’s a great starting point.

great place.

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
1 month ago

This trail is a horse trail but people hiking can use this anyway. This trail is not clearly marked and not maintained greatly. Some things we heard on this trail was birds. Some things we saw on this trail was a nice lake and nice views. You should walk this trail because to see a nice lake. Make sure when you walk this trail, you bring 2 or more liters of water, good hiking shoes, and a nature guide.

walking
1 month ago

Easy paved trail with some nice historic bridges and a creek running alongside it.

Great little trail, the scenery I loved!!

walking
1 month ago

Great park definitely worth a visit.

walking
1 month ago

This is a great paved walk to do with little ones. It is suitable for strollers. There are leaves on the ground and some sticks, so a jogging stroller is best so the ride would be smooth. A nice stream follows most of the path and you cross it on three old bridges. The pathway dead ends at a gate into Fort Knox. Going out is a very slightly uphill most of the way, but it's all slightly downhill going back to your car.

Very cool short hike

The many chest and waist high downed trees on the path made it hard to travel for me and my dog (who I keep on leash the whole time) to travel. It also appeared to have no recent T
travers because the amount of spiders and webs over the trail were excessive. I ended up turning around before the loop because a combination of the downed trees and spiders. spiders everywhere... in my hair, down my shirt, and between the lens of my glasses & my eye was when I gave up. Maybe I would try again in late fall/winter if the path was cleared.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery!! Trail was a slight challenge, which I love!

Did this a few years ago. Coming upon abandoned cabins and high bluffs along the Ohio is quite memorable.

Talk about a hidden gem. Hidden being the accurate word, gem being less so. This trail is easy to find, but not often sought as we seemed to be the only ones who had used it in a while. It was sometimes little more than a wildlife path with a few downed trees creating opportunities for creative navigation. Trust Dann, don’t start on this trail without a many branched tree limb in hand to banish spiderwebs from the path. Glad we did it, not sure it’ll be a repeat.

Nice shady trail. Saw a family of deer!

took this trail today. this is actually the red cedar trail and part of the valley overlook trail. there are many other trails that are not listed in this app. Google otter creek park trail map to find a map of all of them.

great exercise, obviously will hear traffic at points but it's in the city, watch out for mountain bikers. I'll be doing this trail again

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