Explore the most popular nature trips trails in McCormicks Creek State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

My boyfriend and I went the other week and had a blast. Route 3 has the waterfall and has very beautiful scenery! We ended up finding alternative ways to get around obstacles in our way to make it a harder hike. It took us around 2 hours and had a lot of fun.

19 days ago

Beautiful trails and State Park. We did 5, 7, 10 and 3. Walked about 6.5 miles. Not really difficult but the ones down by the creek bed is a bit more challenging. We drove almost 3 hrs and it was worth it. Lots of picnic areas so bring you a lunch and enjoy between hikes. Also has horseback riding, but we spent all of our time hiking so can’t comment on that, but it looked really nice. The Inn also looked very pretty.

24 days ago

Great trail. One suggestion. This trail uses parts of several park trails. You need a good map to follow this trail. I gambled with low battery and was rewarded with several missed turns and about 2 extra miles. One other note the park changes trails for conservation and forestry restoration so you may have to detour. But over all a great experienced with a lot of topography changes.

Decent loop. If you're not afraid of heights, clime the firetower.

Great trail but would be better if it was dryer. The large amount of spring rain made some of the trail unpassable.

I made it to the point where you have to follow the creek bed. Definitely a trail to return to when the weather warms up. Even though I couldn’t hike the entire trail I still had some gorgeous views!

Incredibly beautiful if you’re willing to work for it

4 months ago

Beautiful waterfall and fun scramble down the frozen river. The second half of the hike wasn't as amazing, but still pretty! The start of trail 3 was really confusing, but that may have been due to the snow and ice.

Short hike thru a small part of Indiana's oldest state park. Lightly traveled, for a cold day in December. It was only 12 above. Not much wildlife out at this time of year, however saw a few squirrels and a crow or two.

8 months ago

Starts off with a nice walk on the ridge, it was nice being able to look down to the river, and then heading down.

8 months ago

The fire tower is definitely the highlight of this trail! Definitely check it out!

8 months ago

Always enjoy hikes with a nice payoff and the falls are nice :)

on Falls Canyon Trail

8 months ago

The park has a lot to offer, and the falls are a nice highlight of this trail.

My golden retriever and I finally completed Trail 7 as our previous efforts had been thwarted by flooding. There is a nice boardwalk in the flood plain close to the river to keep us out of the muck. But to be clear, on this late August day, there wasn't much muck. Nice shady, well marked trail with one small descent down off the bluff and then back up again. A few small trees to climb over but they were tiny. We will definitely be back as parts of the creek here as less traveled which my dog loved.

Monday, March 13, 2017

This trail is actually a combination of trails 3, 5, 7 (and maybe some of 10) on the park map. I enjoyed trail three at the beginning of this hike. Much of it follows the riverbed and it's always fun to clamber over the rocks. Trail five (Wolf cave), is simple but enjoyable and Trail 7 gives some cool views of cliffs but isn't anything spectacular. A good hike, but better ones can be found at Shades State Park.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Despite almost 2 miles along the White River, Trail 7 is the only way to see the river in the park. Starting on Trail 7 along the cliffs of Echo Canyon to the river and then back to the start along the creek bed on Trail 10 is the way to go. Lots of interesting cliff faces to marvel at along Trail 10 while hiking the creek bed.

Friday, July 15, 2016

This was a good trail along the river. we went up it and down the river as well. I enjoyed climbing over the rocks on the sides of the river a lot.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great trail along river(trail3). Bug spray is a must. Visit wolf cave (trail 5) but know that you will be crawling and you may want knee protection and a flashlight. FYI they sell minor hats with a light for children at the Inn. We were able to see red headed woodpeckers, yellowtail butterflies, millipedes, newts or salamanders. We did see people swimming in the river. Bring drinking water.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Great scenery walking along the creek. Enjoy taking the kids to the nature center. Be sure to sit and what some crazy birds and squirrels in the observation room while at the nature center.

Monday, May 30, 2016


Thursday, April 07, 2016

Great place to visit!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Awesome hike. About lost the trail in the bottom of the canyon but luckily some other hikers helped us find our way. One of my favorite trails!! The canyon was awesome bcs it hadn't been raining much so we could explore the bottom. Went in the peak of fall colors and it was beautiful. Definitely gonna go back!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

When the waters lower its fun to climb up the waterfall

Monday, May 18, 2015

Great workout, Took my kids (10 & 7) they had no trouble with it, but boy did they sleep good that night.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Great hike! Seemed much longer than 1 mile, but we went in the spring after a lot of rain. The creek was out of it's bed and the trail disappeared in spots. We had to walk along the edge of the creek along the rocks for a while. My 7 year old son really liked it, but he was pretty tired after we finished. There is a full discription of our hike on my website http://kidshikingindiana.weebly.com/ if you are interested.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Short trail but lots to see along the way and this can connect with #10 and then #7 which are also really nice.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This was moderate at its hardest points. Great swimming hole! Had three kids (8, 7, & 4) and two German Shepherds with us. Not even a mile long and .8 seems a bit much. Stunning views and serious water fun for the whole family. Small snakes were common so don't be surprised.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hiked here in the spring, was an excellent experience. Not many people at that time of year.

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