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My favorite park in Indiana. To get to Big Clifty (large waterfall in my photos) you must travel all the way up trail 2, which is the creek bed, to the point where there is a sign saying 'danger do not cross'. From this point, to your right will be a small opening with a hidden wooden ladder to climb. Once you climb up there is a wooden walk way that leads to an overlook to view big Clifty from.

I have fond memories of camping these woods during my teen years in the early eighties when this was all private, so it was a treat to be able to go out and hike this some thirty odd years later. I wasn't able to do all the trails due to some spots being washed out, but it was still very enjoyable. Another great preserve by the Niches Land Trust.

Nice trail ! In early spring parts of the trail could be flooded due to the lake and spring rains.

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1 day ago

Nice trail. Don't forget the insect repellent. When the trail crosses the road you need to travel down the road a ways to pick up the trail. If you go directly across the road you switch to trail 4.

Nice short hike with a lot of opportunity to check out some birds and wildlife. Thanks to the Niches Land Trust for making this area available to everyone.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

There is a rugged section to trail that is at least considered moderate.

Beautiful area for this part of the state. Went early and had the trail to myself, awesome!

Heavy trail traffic, stressed out parents, and people not very mindful of their trash and animals. I stepped in dog crap not once but twice on trails #5 and #9. And to top it off, as I and a few other folks were exiting trail #3 some kids wading in the creek decided to start throwing rocks up at the wall above us. A guy and his young son behind me were almost struck by one of the rocks that hit the trail. Bad day at the park for sure.

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2 days ago

Visually stunning but very busy, even during the week.

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2 days ago

Love that you end up on the beach! Awesome trail bring lunch and eat it in the top of the hill with great views!

on Trail #3

3 days ago