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I really enjoyed this trail although it is tough and not for beginners. I highly recommend taking trekking poles. I did not have them and it was still doable but there are several tough areas where they would come in handy! There are a lot of elevation changes. Definitely a difficult trail and like I said before, not for beginners, but it’s beautiful! Word of advice, look for the white marks on trees if you aren’t sure where to go or if you lose the trail for a minute. Some areas can get a little confusing but the white marks on the trees helped keep me on track.

The falls are almost dried up at this time, down to a few trickles, still about my favorite trail, love the canyon and all the cliff views!

Hiked in for the weekend and found a great campsite. They're not all easy to find- just look for the fire rings. Wonderful fall weather and great views. The hike in was pretty moderate but felt like it went quickly.

Great trail!

hiking
5 days ago

Really fun trail. Pretty easy to walk, and definitely a day well spent. Both the map and the lady in the gatehouse said it was more like 10.5 miles. Went on a perfect Saturday and only saw a handful of other people--although hikers must watch out for mountain bikers. Most of the cyclists encountered were really nice, while two of them nearly mowed my friend and I down. Just gotta be aware. Easy trail to follow and some pretty nice views along the lake. Do it and enjoy!

camping
5 days ago

The fact that there are a few backpacking sites here is awesome. the scenery is great for this part of the state. excellent overall!

hiking
5 days ago

backpacking
7 days ago

Great hike! Took my 8 year old son and spent the day fishing at our awesome campsite. The hike itself wasn’t difficult and the change leaves made for a pleasant time. I really enjoyed the old forest pine trees. We caught several bluegill and a bass from the shore.

Hiking/Backpacking - Did a bit of hiking on Friday, then backpacked for the night. We noted that the park maps are not correct with the trails. Trail 5 is reverse of the map. Trail 8 does not intersect the backpacking trail twice. We were going to cut off the backpacking trail to 8/7 to get back to the parking lot, but the connection indicated in the map doesn't exist.

Backpacking note... It's kind of like backpack glamping. The backpack campground has large sites with picnic tables and fire rings. There is a shed with firewood for sale, nice pit toilets, trash bins, and running water.

backpacking
7 days ago

great trail. very scenic.

Great hike. We wondered off coarse a little but the hike was great.

Great trail

hiking
9 days ago

Trail 3 & 6 were beautiful, moderate trails that led to Hell's point, a large viewing platform. Trail 9 was strenuous with a lot of steep hills, which would have been fine if there had been a nice view. Trail 9 led to a large pasture with no shade, that ran along the Indiana Toll Road...noisy, and not a nice view. I would skip trail 9 in future and replace it with trail 7 bluebird hill, which is also a loop back to trail 3.