Looking for a great trail in McCormicks Creek State Park, Indiana? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in McCormicks Creek State Park ranging from 0.7 to 4.2 miles and from 688 to 761 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Water is really low today. Made for easy crossings.

hiking
10 days ago

The trail was in great shape. We missed a few trail markers and had to do a little backtracking, but other than that, it was a good and challenging hike.

easy, wooded trail - great for our dog

Super easy to get to The Falls. bring water shoes or boots and walk around in the creek to look for fossils and wildlife. I saw frogs and skinks hiding around in the rocks and chipmunks running along the trail.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Enjoyed this hike. Almost the whole hike is shaded, so that helped on a hot summer day at noon. The Park map actually is a little easier to follow than this one, 4 to 2 to 7 to 5, around the 5 loop, to 10 to 3. The cave was kinda cool. U can crawl through if you can handle some tight spaces. Falls are nice. Nothing spectacular and actually the only part of this hike that was very crowded. We didnt even go down to them, just view from about. Overall, light traffic on the trail, and just a few dogs. Would recommend this loop if you are visiting the park. Use some bug spray. Trail was buggy at times.

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Great little hike for the kids. Couldn’t craw the cave though to much water.

Loved crawling through the cave! It was a cool experience for the kids too- the creek makes the hike really beautiful

Great trail- but we missed the fire tower somehow- so I recommend finding it on a map if you want to check that out

Loved this trail, we split off at the stairs and hiked 10 along the creek, let the kids swim, saw some crawdads, snakes and fish, then picked back up at 7. Our favorite trail at the park for sure

hiking
2 months ago

Great trails with a mix of peaceful strolls, arduous ascends, water, caves, rock formations. Mostly shaded, very comfortable. This was my first hike ever and now I am in love.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

I really loved the trail but the cave and waterfall were both a little bit underwhelming. Either way I had a lot of fun and was gorgeous.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

The trail was in great shape when we went! Very easy to follow and walk on. A hand full of stream crossings and some mud here and there, but pretty easy overall. My 6 year old loved the cave and did some exploring with a flashlight. She also liked to play around in the streams. We ended up doing the full loop which was about her limit so she was dragging near the end but still had a good time. We saw lots of families on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

This trail never disappoints!!

Warm day, very little traffic in the park and as a result my dog and I basically had trail to ourselves. 1. Trail starts on a ridge with numerous rock outcropping along the trail to offer beautiful views of the creek and gorge. Wonderful spots to relax/meditate. 2. Option to take super cool wooden staircase (trail 10) down to the creek to splash around and cool off. We did this of course. 3. Trail hits swampy lowlands where creek slows down. Trail becomes boardwalk. 4. You arrive at the White River, trail follows this for a bit then heads back up. Pretty long incline so prepare yourself.

Short trail that only took me about 30 minutes to complete, including stopping to view the waterfall. the water was not too high yesterday, so the trail was very easy to follow and I thought it was well marked, unlike other reviewers. Walking on the big limestone slabs next to the creek was fun.

trail running
4 months ago

Lovely little trail run with a variety of views!

Nice hike with varied scenery, river, wet area, bluffs, etc. Best hiked clockwise

Nice varied trail through old timber and had a couple special scenic areas with small cave. Best hiked clockwise.

Its difficult to tell from the park map, but trail 3 connects to trail 10. Additionally, the trail disappears once you get to the creek, in view of the waterfall. The trail follows along the bank of the creek, and for most of that portion of the trail, you're walking on rocks/limestone, with no clear trail or trail markings. However, there are clear markings once the trail turns away from the creek. The waterfall is definitely the highlight of the trail, and not to miss.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail for kids.

Great trail to take young kids on! Caves, waterfalls, and sinkholes, what more could a kid ask for?

This is not technically a trail listed on the park map, but rather is a collection of trails listed on the park map. You have to walk along the road to reach some of the trail connections. In addition, the biggest waterfall in the park is best accessed through trail 3, whereas this trail combines park trails 5, 7, and 10. You can reach trail 3 via trail 10 to get to the waterfall.

This trail features a cave you can crawl through; however, its a small cave so you do really have to crawl through to the other side, including through a few inches of water. You'll definitely need a flashlight and closed-toed shoes (preferably waterproof) if you plan on going through the cave. The trail also has a small waterfall, and there are a few creek crossings as well. The trail is well maintained, and easy to follow. Great for families or kids, as the trail was easy to moderate in difficulty.

The trail had a few sink holes other wise very ordinary. What earned it three stars was the remains of an old homestead w/spring house. Hike counterclockwise to save homestead for last.

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