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hiking
21 hours ago

A nice trail through the woods, by the lake, and across a few streams. Not particularly well marked signage-wise but the trail itself is packed down and easy to follow. There are a lot of birds out there so it would be a great place for birdwatching if you're into that sort of thing. I wouldn't describe the trail as hard - not technical at all, but it's a fairly constant up and down, so it gets your legs towards the end. Moderate would fit better.

this is a must-visit

hiking
17 days ago

This is an awesome trail overall. Hardly hiked, so in the summer there will be spider webs. There's a lot of wildlife on this trail, so if you're quiet, you will see a fair amount of deer, does, etc. I spotted a beaver, fox, and two doe on this trail. The trail changes quiet a bit.

This is the coolest little loop trail in Indiana. It's literally a playground. There's cool stuff tucked away off trail everywhere. I'd come back to this trail just to get off trail. So fun.

Perfect for a short, quick hike. Well maintained, well marked trails. Awesome geology.

Great scenic hike with a ton of views to see and explore. The trail is easy and please take the second loop on the trail. You don’t want to miss the second waterfall along with a large shallow cave! You can walk inside the cave while being right behind the waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail that is easy/moderate. During wet or rainy times, the trail can be slick and muddy in many places. Twice we lost the trail, but that is also easier to do when the ground is leaf covered. We crossed at least 10 streams in total. The lake is visible from most of the trail except for a couple of areas.

My wife and I completed this trail on a 35 degree (at most) day and for the first time on this trail, plenty of water was flowing over the falls. And, due to the cold temps, plenty of ice at the bottoms of the falls. This is one of my favorite hikes in terms of scenery, bluffs, cliffs, rock faces, and similar. Absolutely beautiful area. Overall, this is a easy to moderate trail with only a handful of sketchy areas for the really young or old. Exploring around and off the trail is what makes this trail so fascinating! See our photos here.

Absolutely beautiful but I would rate this trail as moderately difficult.

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.

The trail is actually more like 1.2 miles. In some places the tree roots have buckled the pavement. Not very well lit on the backside of the trail. Because of that reason I will only run this trail during daylight hours. It is however, a very clean & pretty park.

thoroughly enjoyed this hike and want to try it on a wintery day.
I chose to go clockwise on the loop with the goal of visiting the Terrill cemetery...it is Halloween season so had to investigate.
Very creepy place and didn't stick around long. I doubled back and hiked the rest of the loop. The sections of the trail that are covered in pine needles were a treat to walk on!
I hadn't hiked since late winter so the length was perfect and I wasn't too tired after 9 miles.

Visited on a Monday morning and only saw two others on the trail. We basically had the whole canyon to ourselves! Very beautiful!

backpacking
2 months ago

1st ever backpacking trip was here

hiking
2 months ago

I had an encounter with a bald eagle, that was pretty awesome, however its not clearly marked. It's a good family day hike, muddy as af after a rain,

Beautiful hike this time of year with leaves starting to change color and falling on the pathway. Hike was very peaceful, not crowded. Good mix of easy terrain and hills for refreshing exercise. I enjoyed the view of the lake through the trees!

hiking
2 months ago

It was wet and muddy, yet nice. challenging hike.

Camping is no longer allowed on this trail. Beautiful hike!

walking
2 months ago

Great little place for a stroll with my husband and daughter.

Nice trail, beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, the waterfall was dried up on our visit. There is a single disperse campsite located to the right of the entrance.

hiking
2 months ago

Slightly overgrown. Lots of spider webs and chiggers.

Good hike. Great little place and well marked. Just make sure you take at the loop!

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad hike, just uneventful. Upkeep not great.

Great hike, even without the waterfall running and the creek beds being pretty dry. Definitely take the optional loop when you get too it. The shallow cave at the top is awesome.

Great views, not crowded!

backpacking
3 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 trail, easy to navigate. Lots of spider webs, but hey, we are in the woods.

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!

backpacking
4 months ago

We did a two day overnight on this trail. Camp sites are nice. Will do again in future.

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