Charlestown State Park #2 Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Charlestown State Park #2 Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlestown, Indiana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles
124 feet

dogs on leash


trail running




Wooded hike, along creek, hilly terrain This is a nice relatively short hike through an open woodland. The trail initially drops, where it runs parallel with a small creek. It follows the creek for roughly one half a mile. There is a wooden platform built, overlooking the creek and a small waterfall, if water levels permit. The trail then climbs away from the creek through a slightly more open wooden section, and finally back to the trailhead.

20 days ago

1 month ago

Nice short trail. Saw a hedge apple. Big green gorge. Creek was very dry so no water falls, but went early evening and saw two doe deer.

2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Wonderful of rocks and waterfall. Perfect hike for a beginner.

4 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

Definitely a pleasant trail in an unexpected location. It's pretty for an Indiana trail. It is also just the right length and has just enough scenic variety and difficulty to make it a good trail for when you wish to hike something more than just a short, easy trail.

Shade covers all but a few short sections of the trail, so it should still be pleasant during hot days. As always, bring some water.

While stopping to enjoy the sites and to take some pictures, it took about an hour, though less time should be more than doable.

6 months ago

LOVED IT! Great trail got to explore the creek a bit.

10 months ago

Easy short loop. Nice rocks and a stream.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Enjoyed the trail. Definitely will be revisiting in the spring time hopefully more water flowing.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nice little loop by the creek side

Monday, September 12, 2016

We enjoyed the trail but were disappointed that there was no water flowing from the waterfall areas. It was relatively dry with standing water. I would do it again if I was limited with time but I'll probably look at some of the other trails before coming back.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

A fun hike that my 4yo enjoyed even though she slipped on the rock steps in the final third of the trail. Thankfully the canopy provided lots of shade on one of the hottest days of the year.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Great trail.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

My most favorite trail in Charlestown State Park. A nice, peaceful, easy, relaxing trail with a lot of good scenery in a little over a mile long trail.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016