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Short but fun hike if you like scrambling in and through water. Be prepared to get wet (thigh-high) water to see best of the potholes.

great hike to a couple different areas of waterfall action. wonderful natural pool areas due to water flow. very neat spot!

Love this nature preserve. Beautiful creek and the carved out rock bed is fascinating.

This trail is a true hidden gem. one of the prettiest in Indiana.

Beautiful trail.

2 months ago

Extremely informative good for any level of activity.

Second time doing this trail. There were three trees down when i went to be prepared to walk/climb over them if you go within the next week or so. I love the scenery of this hike. Very easy but can be made more difficult by going off trail.

great little trail with interesting views. South trail not so much

short trail but very pretty!

I love this trail! It’s a beautiful bit of Indiana.

on The Potholes

hiking
5 months ago

This is the same area as Jim Jontz Fall Creek Gorge Nature Preserve: it includes the Potholes (large ovals created by glacial activity and then water wearing away at the stone), as well as the waterfalls further up the trail. There are two sets of short somewhat steep sets of stairs, but should be fine for most people and even kids. Stay on the main trail and do not take what appear to be trails that traverse dangerously close to the edges of the gorge and then disappear. You will still be able to get beautiful pictures. There is one small area between the stairways that require you to cross the stream, but even in full flow, these are more like rivulets running over stone. You don’t need to get wet.

5 months ago

Very nice short hike w/many interesting features: Potholes, waterfalls, clear water on Creek essentially running over a stone bottom, lots of deer. The heavy rains provided a lovely display, but not dangerously so-Short, easy and well suited to children. We went early in morning and it was cold enough for ground to be hard; on the way back (and much warmer) we could see it could get quite muddy.

nice short trail

What a gem! Potholes and a waterfall all in a short but sweet hike. 10/10 would hike again.

See also Fall Creek Gorge Nature Preserve. 10/10 would hike again.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Small but beautiful. Loved the view.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

This is such a beautiful place. Wasn't too far of a drive from Indy along I74. We were there early Sunday morning and no one was there. DNR has done a wonderful job with trail maintenance--thank you! The Arch trail was such a beautiful site. We did wonder over to the south trail, which was a more intense hike.

great trail great scenery

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Main trail short and interesting. South trail slightly longer and harder, less interesting.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

BEAUTIFUL short easy walk in the woods

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Nothing really special here but the dozens of ticks I had to pull off me after exiting the loop.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Beautiful and unique area that's definitely worth the stop. Be prepared to get your feet wet to see some of the best views. Also, the main trail is moderate but there are alternate trails that take you closer to the canyon edges that would be considered hard.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

I walked the southern trail today with my dog. Dnr has been doing trail maintenance on the hills, so even without markers it was easy to follow. The middle part of the trail is straight and flat, kinda boring, but for being fifteen minutes away it's a nice walk.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

nice little place off beaten trail. good views and a fun short hike. would rate moderate for the ups and downs but overall fairly easy. good views.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This is what I wish all trails were like. There were beautiful rock formations where a river or stream had cut thru soft rock over a long period of time.

The only thing bad was how short it was.

There are actually two trails on the same road about 1/4 apart.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

I had a hard time finding all the signs for Portland Arch, but once you're on 650 N, turn left onto Clay St. (aka Scout Camp Rd.) and you'll find it. One there, I LOVED it! I'm a beginning hiker so it was great to have such a short and easy to follow trail while still feeling like I was actually hiking and being blown away by the beautiful arch/sandstone! There is one part at the end of the loop where you can just look down and see how far you hiked- 50 ft. I have a lot more to discover, but this is the most beautiful place to me right now!

One of the most scenic locales in West Central Indiana

very nice

cross country skiing
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Great time! Beautiful weather helped, but the scenery, creek, and arch are fun to explore.

hiking
Friday, March 20, 2015

Great well marked trails! I really enjoyed both trails, and am definitely going to do them again. My only wish is that they would connect the two trails to make them a bit longer. Then you wouldn't have to drive between them. I really enjoyed the very shear sandstone rock formations. Very fun hike.

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