Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Fall Creek Falls 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.

hiking
13 days ago

This is a great day hike spot. The top does appear to be a challenge but you quickly discover great large footholds that make it rather simple to climb. It is a lot of fun and the view is so worth it!

hiking
24 days ago

Trail can be a little intimidating but the view is totally worth it.

backpacking
27 days ago

We did this for a half marathon. It was tough, but fun.

easy.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a difficult trail, but it is completely worth it for the view of Cane Creek Falls at the bottom. This view is far better than the other two overlooks.

hiking
2 months ago

A little short and pretty sure I could do it barefoot.. but it’s beautiful

Stayed overnight on the trail. Got in to the park Friday came out of the woods Sunday. Nice hike hard and steady or it will take you 3 days. Trail wasn't blazed well.

True, it isn’t very long...but it is TOUGH. I hike regularly on all types of trails and terrain, and as the review states, this is for experienced hikers. I feel like most of these reviews don’t accurately prepare first timer for the vertical decent and how it’s essentially scaling a rock wall in one area. Not for dogs and I personally would not attempt to bring children on this one. The falls at the bottom are BREATHTAKING though!

backpacking
3 months ago

Great trail that got me hooked on backpacking. Amazing views of the falls, great campsites with plenty of water available along the way. I love the suspension bridges. Great two day backpacking/camping adventure. Definitely some tough elevation changes.

Short trail with spectacular views.

Beautiful. Make sure you go all the way to the top of dam. Lots of water today although I do not know what normal water level is.

Cool trail. Plan on doing the Cable Trail, Fall Creek Falls, and the swinging bridge at Piney Creek Falls on the same day. All short but amazing.

5 months ago

Cool trail. Plan on doing the Cable Trail, Fall Creek Falls, and the swinging bridge at Piney Creek Falls on the same day. All short but amazing.

backpacking
5 months ago

This is hard trail due to hiking out of the gorge into back country campground 2. It wasn't very scenic except for the falls. I did enjoy the hike, I didn't get to finish it because I took a wrong turn. Apparently several blazes and signs have been stolen and many hikers take a wrong turn. I also blame this on the crappy map they give you, and the women in the office have no knowledge of the trail! The ranger had to pick us up. He was very helpful and said they are working on putting up new blazes and he has had to pick up several other hikers. I felt defeated because I wasn't able to finish. The camp sites are nice...bring a saw or hatchet! I recommend staying at the second site. I will come back in the spring to do the whole trail. I was about 2 miles short. You will take 3 suspension bridges, after the third, you will get on the paw paw trail..this is where we made our wrong turn.

Great with kids!

Fairly easy hike except about 1.5 miles in the middle where you are just climbing over boulders.

It was a great hike! What 4 miles I got to do... I broke my ankle and had to be carried out. I liked it though and plan to go back.

The fall colors are beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

I had a blast on this hike, only bummer was length. I wish it was just a little longer! Make sure you wear good shoes, it got wet and slippery in places but overall I had a great time. 4/5 stars for me due to trail length, 5/5 otherwise.

backpacking
5 months ago

This is a beautiful and easy hiking trail! Well maintained, well marked, the trail is very easy to follow. There is some elevation but most of the trail is at water level. The beginning of the trail is 0.6 miles from the inn but there are a couple other parking points to access.

camping
6 months ago

The trail was in great condition and had markers and signs to keep you on track without a map or even this app the whole time. Campsite 2 was a great cozy spot with that water pump being amazing to get to. Definitely a hard trail with the western dip and ascension, that killed me. I went counterclockwise and made it to camp site two an hour before sundown starting at 11. With a hour and half sheltered sitting in the rain :(

camping
7 months ago

The campground #1 is nice. Sites are spread out enough for privacy. There is a stream 8 minutes down the hill from it. However, it was just puddles when we were there and several people camping by it. The water was a bit dirty after filtering. The hike up to this camp spot is easy. There are no view points until after #1 (over an hour). I will go clockwise next time to get in views and harder hiking before camping.

8 months ago

To short to call a hike but a great place to swim and nice waterfall.

hiking
8 months ago

My friends and I hiked this once--very difficult and rewarding lol.

backpacking
9 months ago

First trail my wife and I hiked. The hard rating is definitely rings true in this case. the hike between camp 1 and 2 is the most difficult. the first 3 miles were so easy I made the mistake of attempting to conserve water. the trail is rated as 13.2 miles but I'm not so sure that's accurate. Fitbit and GPS on my phone confirmed the round trip was just over 18 miles. The trail kicked my ass but we both loved it. Great first overnight hike to break me in. Will without a doubt be doing it again very soon. Also due to a couple of the drop off between camp 1 and 2, I would rethink bringing my dogs on this one.

short hike but nice view of the falls.

backpacking
9 months ago

The 3 miles between campsite 1 and campsite 2 is the toughest part. So if you're trying to stretch it before nightfall... it doesn't come recommended. Falls are amazing. Great tough hike. Picked a few ticks and wasp stings, but hey that's what camping is for

Nice little hike to suspension bridge. Great view off bridge. when you get to the end of bridge follow trip down around to the left under bridge. This trail will turn to moderate along the water. Try not to fall in. It will go to the waterfall and the views over it are amazing. We found a swimming area in the river back around the bridge.

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