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Best trails in Madison

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Looking for a great trail near Madison, Indiana? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views trails, waterfall trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Clifty Falls State Park or Charlestown State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Harrods Creek Park or Deam Lake State Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Madison ranging from 0.8 to 7 miles and from 449 to 879 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Madison
Top trails (12)
#1 - Clifty Falls, Hoffman Falls, Tunnel Falls
Clifty Falls State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
For up to date COVID information, see the park website here: https://www.in.gov/dnr/10342.htm?utm_source=agency-website&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_term=&utm_content= The park has $9 entrance fee for non-Indiana residents $7 fee for Indiana residentsShow more
#2 - Clifty Falls Trails 8 and 2
Clifty Falls State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
#3 - Tunnel Falls to Lily Memorial
Clifty Falls State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 49 m
This trail includes many steep stairs. The tunnel is open from May 1-Oct. 31. It is closed Nov. 1-April 30 to protect hibernating bats.Show more
#4 - Little Clifty Falls
Clifty Falls State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 45 m
#5 - Clifty Falls Trail 7
Clifty Falls State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 56 m
#6 - Madison Railroad Walk
Madison, Indiana
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Caution: hikers have reported falling rocks. Show more
#7 - Clifty Falls Trail 2
Clifty Falls State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
#8 - Trail 3 and 4 Hoffman Falls Loop
Clifty Falls State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 32 m
#9 - Clifty Falls #5, #4, #3, and #8 Loop
Clifty Falls State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
#10 - Hoffman Falls Loop
Madison, Indiana
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
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