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Not bad for a paved path. Probably a better hike in the spring when it’s wet season and more flowers are in bloom.

This is a wonderful 2.5 mile trail to hike. It had good elevation and turns with very good trail markers. The dense trees provided a perfect canopy on a hot, humid morning. We wished we had time to hike the entire trail. To get to the trail entrance, follow the golf course signs to the practice area and first tee.

hiking
5 days ago

Very few people at the park on a Monday morning. Beautiful trees and vegetation. Gentle, rolling hills

OH MY GOD! Tick city!! Three of us went on this trail and yes, it was beautiful but took a terrible turn towards the end with all the ticks. Beautiful hike but beware!

hiking
10 days ago

Nice paved trail that would be good to take small children. If you want to see the actual arches of the bridge you have to hike down to the creek bottom to see it well. Lots of wildflowers even in August.

hiking
13 days ago

Love this trail, gorgeous views for this area.

trail running
15 days ago

Rocky but good

hiking
25 days ago

Combined with the Tioga Falls Trail, you can get a good 5 mile hike. Even though it was a very hot & muggy day, we enjoyed the area and history. Trails are in good shape. Don't wander off the trails too far unless it is one of the places they want to to go see.

Very nice trail! A great workout for our family of 5, (13 yo, 10 yo, 8 yo). All sweating and ready to take the shortcut loop on trail 2, which after a mixup on where we were supposed to start ended up being 3.5 miles. Wish we could’ve seen with full creeks but nothing trickling during our visit.

Gorgeous views. We actually hiked at Hemlock on a rainy day, and it was a lot of fun.

backpacking
1 month ago

Went with my wife on her first backpacking trip. Didn’t get full trail in and had spots that were grown over and had to carefully look for blazes. Plan to do myself in the near future.

Beautiful views along the way. Waterfall was a lighter flow than what I was expecting. But still very peaceful, not a crowded trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail but the bridge is still closed. There is no other detour across the creek. Reversed the loop to get back to the trailhead. No big deal as the trail is easy, pleasant.

walking
1 month ago

Nice walking trail.it was longer because the Bridge is closed. Shady which was nice. Creek was pretty dry I’m sure when it’s flowing it’s a lovely way to spend some time. Not strenuous for sure.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a very nice a pretty trail it is paved all the way. there are places that are maked by the no trepassing that are posted by the US government so do not go off the trail. but it was a very peaceful walk for me and my dog both.

backpacking
1 month ago

My wife and i starting at Rock Creek Trail head and moving counterclockwise. we cached two gallons water one at Pioneer Picnic Shelter and one where the trail crosses Cold Friday Road,we Hiked approximately 17 Miles(counting the reroute) the first day and camped at Homestead Overnight Shelter on Day two we hiked 11.4 miles to are car we did get a pretty hard rain storm early the morning of the last day we where there but the creeks where steal dry. We complete the trail in two days and one night. The trail is pretty challenging with lots of ups and downs. There is a reroute at Pioneer Picnic Shelter that includes a road walk and an incredibly muddy and poorly marked horse trail that was pretty terrible. The overgrown parts of the trail has a very high Deer & Wood Tick presence. Water is very scarce on this trail as well, with lots of dry creek-beds witch we new that why you shoud cache water along the trail all in all we did have a OK time but will not becoming back any time soon this trail would be good to hike in early spring or late fall when the ticks are not so bad.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice hiking trail its a pretty easy hike my wife and i hike it a lot. Love that you can pick from 3 miles if you take the shortcut to around 9 miles if you do trail #2 and #3 so you can get the links of hiking trail that is right for you.

This was a very challenging hike. The amount switchbacks were surprising. I have gone on plenty of other hikes, but the bugs on this one was too much. Nats, big spiders, plenty of mosquitos. On the second day of the hike the trail came to a fork in the road, with no sign as which way to go. That added more time to the trip. We ended up having to hitch hike back to the car.

beautiful place to get away from it all.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hiking. Steep includes make for a great workout.

hiking
2 months ago

I feel this is a great trail to use for training to build endurance for more challenging trails...this trail offered challenges but also "flats" to allow you to recover.

Nice paved trail. With stream coming off the cliffs. Will definitely be coming back.

trail and hike was great BUT like the good State of IN. no notices of logging, closures and detours. We hiked within .25mi of night shelter and was met with closures and detour. Sleeping out is great except when one has planned for a shelter for the night.
Other than the unannounced closures and Detours the trail is good the hike was great.

backpacking
2 months ago

Our plan was to complete the trail in two days and one night. The trail is pretty challenging with lots of ups and downs. There is a reroute on the Southwest edge of the trail that includes a road walk and an incredibly muddy horse trail that was pretty terrible. Can't speak for the East side of the trail (see story below) but the West half was very overgrown in parts and has a very high Deer & Wood Tick presence. We pulled about 2 dozen off my legs alone after our first day despite Permethrin treated clothing and Picaridin bug spray application. Water is very scarce on this trail as well, with lots of dry creekbeds. Most of the water sources that we found were contaminated with horse excrement due to the high volume of horseback riders.

Hiked approximately 15 miles the first day (counting the reroute) starting at Rock Creek Trailhead and moving counterclockwise. Before we started hiking we cached two gallons water where the trail crosses Cold Friday Road, by the time we got to the cache the following evening, someone had taken every drop of our water. This left us exhausted, with very little water, and the sun just off the horizon. Ended up having to cut our trip short and road walk out the next morning. Thankfully we were able hitchhike on a local's tailgate back to our car. My suggestion would be to hide and label your water if you decide to cache water. Hopefully someone isn't as inconsiderate to your adventure as they were to ours.

Been going here for years and it's still one of my favorite places to go in the Southern Indiana Area! Very nice and peaceful place to go and get away from people for a day or two!

Very challenging trial, marked ok, but no water sources, creeks are always dry, Mid-May we were constantly pulling ticks off.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail yesterday. Very easy paced trail with a gradual incline. Three stone bridges along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike...a few old bridges and a nice cave at the end.

Started from the Lodge on the Indian Bluffs Trail then continued on the PNT. Hiked 5 miles in and 5 miles back out. Very nice. No ticks or spiders this early in the year but I would not hike it in the summer. I saw Pileated Woodpeckers an Eastern Towhee and several wildflowers.

Took my 5 yr old daughter wife and 2 dogs to do the outer loop. It was a very easy leisure stroll. I would recommend this loop for anyone in Evansville that just wants to get out of town for a bit.

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