McCormicks Creek Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

McCormicks Creek Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Spencer, Indiana that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

cave

forest

river

waterfall

muddy

rocky

hiking
30 days ago

McCormick's Creek is one of my favorites in Indiana and this trail is a lot of fun. Love following the creek and hiking up to the waterfall. Pack some water shoes in your backpack and get out in the water!

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8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Area is very nice and has a lot to offer as far as activities for the whole family. Was unable to cross the creek on trail 10 during the winter, but instead walked trails 2, 3, and 5. Paths are well marked and laid out, the falls and cave are interesting as well. Looking forward to visiting again in warmer weather.

hiking
9 months ago

Gem of a place hidden in South-Central Indiana. History, nice trails, and facilities.

hiking
9 months ago

11 months ago

Great park. This is a typical Indiana State part. Trails are broken up into 1 to 2 mile trails. Great for kids. Great for pets. I would rate very little of the trails beyond easy. Water falls are a must see. This is a must do for Indiana hikers.

Monday, October 17, 2016

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

Not a bad hike. Forest full of squirrels. Cave was interesting.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

We had a great time here. Trail 5 leads to Wolf Cave, which can be traveled (about 5 minutes of tight quarters, ending in a belly crawl). Trail 3 leads to the Falls (can be viewed from an overlook, or you can get down into the creek and climb around). Trails 7 and 10 offer beautiful creekbed hikes. Some areas are deep enough to "swim" even after days of no rain. Be ready for the 130+ stairs back up and out of the trail. This place is kid friendly (we took our 2 year old), but a carrier helped greatly in rocky, slick, and unstable areas.

backpacking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The trail was nice and worth the 1.5 hour trip but not remarkable.  Wolf cave, which is along the trail, is pretty cool.  Don't wear stuff into the cave that you don't want to get too dirty like the new shoes I wore because you'll be on your hands and feet at times.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

If you have never been to McCormick creek state park.let me say it is breath taking. Well marked trails, an old quarry, high cliffs and a cave to to name a few things. The falls are not huge but are beautiful. The cave was fun to crawl through which the park suggest you try. You have to crawl through part and through the exit at end but is worth it! such a fun place! Will be back I'm sure!

Sunday, March 06, 2016

I love McCormick's Creek! So much fun and very different than other hikes in the surrounding area!