Trail #2

EASY 32 reviews
#3 of 10 trails in

Trail #2 is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Deer Mill, Indiana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Full service state park with expected amenities; for fee tent and RV camping (but no modern hookups), modern Shower and restroom facilities, backpacking primitive camp. Parking at most trail heads.

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16 days ago

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1 month ago

Listed here as EASY. Park guide lists it as RUGGED/VERY RUGGED (1.25miles). As others have recommended, take the trail clockwise, which is to say, go left at the loop start. Steep descent down a couple hundred stair steps. Beautiful trek up Pearl ravine with nice rock/tree overhangs up to Maidenhair Falls (a small 6-8ft fall). A little further out of the ravine and then several series of more easily navigated stairs back to the trailhead. IMO, this is one of the more rugged trails in this part of the state.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Trail never disappoints! Less crowded than turkey run and just as pretty. Clockwise on loop and you'll do stairs down and walk up ravine/stream. Either way is great.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

Awesome views! We started the loop going right and enjoyed every minute of this trail. The most difficult part for us was actually the steep staircase at the end of all things. Might actually have been slightly easier taking the loop clockwise at the beginning if you're worried about difficulty.

hiking
6 months ago

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

The Pearl Ravine can be found on trail 2 at Shades. When you get to the loop portion, go left. (unless you want to hike down the ravine and up several stairs.) Wear a good pair of hiking shoes and be prepared for mud. At the falls you will be rewarded with an amazing view of sandstone cliffs. Trail is somewhat strenuous for the novice hiker.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Had a blast in the pearl ravine and devil's bowl yesterday. Trail1 & 2. Bring a good pair of hiking shoes and don't be afraid to get a little muddy. It will be a great adventure.

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Friday, July 03, 2015

Great! Walked through the ravine the whole way, very fun