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Clifty Falls, Hoffman Falls, Tunnel Falls

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Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Falls, Hoffman Falls, Tunnel Falls is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Madison, Indiana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.0 mi Elevation gain 1,164 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Cross country skiing Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running Cave Forest River Views Waterfall Bugs Muddy Rocky Fee
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For up to date COVID information, see the park website here: https://www.in.gov/dnr/10342.htm?utm_source=agency-website&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_term=&utm_content= The park has $9 entrance fee for non-Indiana residents $7 fee for Indiana residents

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Dan Zielberg
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Ellen D
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Watch for slick spots on the stairs at the beginning or end depending on your route. Leaves aren't quite there yet as of 10/16 and still a beautiful hike.

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Reuben Raisor
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Hiking

very rough terrain Ion spots. Not good for young kids. Not maintained very well in parts. Very pretty scenery and the tunnel was fun to walk through. Ok trail for more advanced hikers.

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Candace Ellerbe
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Hiking
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Steve C
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HikingGreat!
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Tim Dorsey
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Walking

Challenging, lots of elevation changes, really narrow. Need flashlight for tunnel, your phone won’t do. Where 2,3 and 4 meet, can get confusing. Great work out.

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travis leonard
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Markiss Stone
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Hiking

There were some great elevations, many ascents and recents. Beautiful nature, rocks and bring a light for the tunnel!

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Lee Fullenkamp
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Backpacking
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Payton Knerr
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Hiking

Very fun, very strenuous. Great opportunities for off-trail adventures! We hiked 7-6-5-4-2-8. There were a few spots throughout trail 4 that were overgrown, but not to a point of inconvenience. Had a great time!

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Stephanie Grace Prost
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HikingFeeMuddyOver grown
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Joe Stack
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Hiking

Amazing hiking, beautiful trail!

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Aja Pirtle
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Hiking

Very very steep and rugged.

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Ed Tolentino
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Hiking

Nice loop and well marked. Plenty of opportunities to walk creek side. Nice lookouts. Bring snacks and hydrate. A lot of shade in the trails. Falls were a mere trickle, but make sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp for the tunnel. Definitely worth it to explore.

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Malybu White
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Chelsea Fry
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HikingFee

Loved the trail around the quarry! Not marked but still pretty easy to navigate. I went on a Wednesday morning and nobody else was on the trail but the beach got busy as I was leaving. Awesome park, made me sad I don't live in the area.

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craxylife .
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HikingMuddy

I would really call this the best trail in Indiana. Trails were marked and easy to follow. a little mud here and there, but negligible. the tunnel is pretty cool. The several falls had ok amounts of water, but nothing amazing. the elevation gain is terrific. Will definitely return. 5 stars because it's my favorite in Indiana.

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kyla lynn
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Hiking

never disappoints :))

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Emma Hudelson
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Hiking

Lots of stairs and lots of people! Gorgeous views and potential side trips to the creek, falls, and tunnel. The falls are beautiful and the trails are kept clear but if you’re looking for a quiet, secluded hike, this is not the place. Even on a hot Monday morning/afternoon, it was crowded.

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Sydney Clasby
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Beautiful trail and waterfalls! We were planning on doing the 7 mile outer loop, but got side tracked / went the wrong way and ended up walking along the creek for about half the hike. There seemed to be a lot of “unofficial” trails in addition to the many marked trails. All the wooden steps are newer and nice but fairly steep. Brough’s Tunnel was very cool! Overall great hike! Would love to go back and do the actual 7 mile loop like we had originally planned!

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Julie Anderson
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HikingMuddy

Super fun hike with lots of off-trail adventures available. Definitely recommend. I couldn't get the app to record but I completed it in 3.5 hours with plenty of stops for climbing and exploring.

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kyla lynn
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Hiking

so muddy today RIP

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Chad Burdett
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The views of the falls were great and there is plenty to look at as you hike around the perimeter trail but this trail is just flat out dangerous, especially for kids. All of the wood stairs are like walking on ice and there are 50 foot drops with no warning or guard rails around a lot of this trail. Don’t be suprised if you fall multiple times during your hike and I would not recommend this for kids at all.

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kyla lynn
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Hiking

love love love, honestly this park is my favorite and i recommend it to seriously everyone!! the inclines will kick your ass (or maybe i’m just out of shape but i’ve done these trails a lot and they still get me) but it’s worth it and honestly clifty falls can take my breath away all it wants all in all, after a 7 mile loop it makes me want to come back even more

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