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views

Once a largely undeveloped portion of the huge (15,000-acre) Indiana Army Ammunition plant, Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana. The park is easily accessible, located 8 miles east of I-65, on State Road 62. With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, with elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with its rugged hills and deep ravines. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional bald eagle. Charlestown is one of two state parks offering full hookup campsites.

Very pretty and probably my favorite trail in Charlestown state park

Nice scenery, interesting rocks.

Easy short loop. Nice rocks and a stream.

decent trail not hard all trails in park are fair or better

Very nice, maintained, but remote. climb, woods river not hard climbs are slow and nothing g that works you hard.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice views and some interesting history stops on the peninsula.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views and kinda has that Chernobyl abandoned kinda feel to it. Wasn't too crowded but definitely saw a few other hikers. It's a hike from a parking lot to a bridge that takes you to an island on the Ohio river that used to have a amusement park on it in the mid thirties. Unique type of hike.

hiking
4 months ago

great relaxing short trail. pretty easy, the waterfalls were all dried up when I went, but will definitely return during the spring.

backpacking
4 months ago

Great trail along with every other trail in the park.