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Wolf Cave Trail (Trail 5) is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Spencer, Indiana that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 173 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Running

Cave

Forest

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Sinkholes, caves, creeks and falls This is a pleasent trail in McCormick's Creek State Park. It winds past sinkholes and caves. There are a few shallow creek crossings that might get your feet wet in spring of summer. Benches along the way provide places to rest or soak in the senery.

McCormick's Creek State Park 812-829-2235

McCormick's Creek State Park is located about 15 miles west of Bloomington , Indiana along SR 46. It is just east of Spencer. Signs along the highway are helpful in finding the park. The park entrance fee is $5 for dayuse. There are many other trails in the park that I plan on enjoying in the future.

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Timothy Sprowl
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Hiking

this is our local park, hike often.

Susan Hingle
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Beautiful

Megan Burcham
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HikingRocky

This was a beautiful hike. We followed trail 5 the majority of the time and came across many streams (that my dog loved to play in) and rocks. The trail was clean, easy to follow, and beautiful.

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Meredith J
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Hiking

Very nice hike. The areas in the bottom of the ravine along the stream are gorgeous. Pretty busy, but it's a wide enough trail that you can still distance from people. The cave is no longer closed - you can go through it again. Passed one person riding a bicycle despite this clearly being a trail only for hiking and walking. Decent elevation change. Highly recommend.

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Brandon Wenger
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Hiking

Well marked. Most all of it could be walked side by side. Don’t try this in wet conditions or after rain strom

Tetiana Russert
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Hiking

We made it on the Labor day- the weather was just perfect. The trail is in a shade most of time.

Bryan Kehlenbrink
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Hiking

Did the trail 5 loop and let it carry us into trail 7, where we turned onto trail 10 to get us back to the car. Beautiful and well kept

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rkarra1 User
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Hiking

Unfortunately the cave was closed when I went, but the hike was still excellent. The terrain was quite varied and a blast to hike. Will definitely come back when everything opens back up to see more of the cave.

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Daniel Shinkle
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Hiking

Easy hike, most of it on chipped gravel. Crosses a creek a few times. Cave is closed due to Covid 19

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Natalie McFadden
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Main entrance and parking closed during COVID, trail 5 accessible through trail 8

Robbi C.
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Kim Brant
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Hiking

Crowded but beautiful

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Jael Jones
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Took my bestfriend and her boyfriend to McCormick State Park this past weekend. We had a blast ! From wolf cave, sinkholes, waterfalls, old quarry, walls of limestone and so much history.. I think its fair to say we have hidden gem in southern Indiana.

Jay Richardson
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Hiking

Always a great hike!

Ben Foulke
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Hiking

Great trail for families. We had lots of opportunities to see new sights and explore both the cave and the stream.

Martin Ehresman
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Hiking

One of my favorite trails for walking my dogs. Fairly wide with gravel on the path helps keep the dogs free of ticks and burrs. Crosses the stream 5 times and is fun to step from rock to rock. Almost entirely shaded, it is a nice walk early in the morning on hot summer days.

Michael Haas
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Hiking

Nice hike with view of cave.

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Rhonda Trout
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loved it!!

Amy Pollak
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Hiking

Fun to explore the small cave, but the rest of the trail is pretty too! Only the youngest went all the way through the cave.

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Kassie Smith Gilbert
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Hiking

Water is really low today. Made for easy crossings.

Haley O'Brian
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Hiking

easy, wooded trail - great for our dog

Alli Lantz
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Hiking

Fun trail! There’s a cave that you can go through right in the middle.

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Bryon Teran
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Hiking

Great little hike for the kids. Couldn’t craw the cave though to much water.

Amber Johnson
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Hiking

Loved crawling through the cave! It was a cool experience for the kids too- the creek makes the hike really beautiful

Alex Johnson
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HikingMuddy

The trail was in great shape when we went! Very easy to follow and walk on. A hand full of stream crossings and some mud here and there, but pretty easy overall. My 6 year old loved the cave and did some exploring with a flashlight. She also liked to play around in the streams. We ended up doing the full loop which was about her limit so she was dragging near the end but still had a good time. We saw lots of families on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Emily Mulligan
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Olivia Reed
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful hike! Quite a few stream/creek crossings. Trail two was washed out when we went, so we had to divert back to the parking lot. Definitely plan to revisit!

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Carl O.
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Hiking

Mccormick's creek is a lot of fun. Lots to see and trails are not to hard so great for families. Saw a few snakes but other than that great hike. Only complaint is trail goes through campground other than that great park.

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Apollo O.
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Hiking

wasn't enough mud

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Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

Nice varied trail through old timber and had a couple special scenic areas with small cave. Best hiked clockwise.

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