Explore the most popular waterfall trails in Indiana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

A nice hike. Pretty crowded.

Nice hike, not too crowded... good waterfall, and easy enough for kids. Will be back. Go when water is high.

Great morning hike with the kids. Plus the playground at the end is an added bonus!

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8 days ago

beautiful scenery. Lots of colorful fungi. rocks and lots of acorns made it rugged. The best marked trail.

hiking
8 days ago

love the trails. rugged due to lots of rocks and twice turns. beautiful scenery.

Relatively new to hiking and now working to expose my kids who are 6 and 4 to the activity, this trail starts off with a light warm up and then gradually gets a bit more challenging (specifically for my kids). The creek bed and water was a great break as we spent a lot of time resting and having fun. Nice trail.

Camping is no longer allowed on this trail. Beautiful hike!

Did the outer loop and mixed variations, about 3 hours of hiking. Family of 5 with a 6, 12, and 14 year old and were able to navigate with little difficulty. Trails are not marked very well, but if you have a decent sense of direction you will be fine. the Falls are filled from the South not north. So after a good southern rain (Indy) the falls will be pretty.

There are full elevation changes with improvised steps to assist. all-in-all it was a very fun afternoon with really great in woods views of tall mature trees with Good quality ID markers to teach the different types of trees in the woods. I suggest the CR 50 s parking lot. Its small but forces you to get out and hike.

Short, but nice trail (approx 3 miles total). I think it is more of a moderate than hard trail. Path follows a scenic river with some great rock wall formations. Some elevation and climbing, but manageable. A couple narrow spots that would prohibit small kids. Highlights are honeycomb rock and devils backbone.

this was one of the best parks I have been to in a while in the midwest. It is clean and taken care of. The trails range from paved and flat to rugged, traversing the creek, up and down tougher hikes for an average person. I really enjoyed my day and was able to spend 3 hours moving through the park and viewing the awesome landscape.

hiking
25 days ago

I think this trail is gonna be a favorite. Do not try this trail after the rains because if you do, you will have to walk more to cross the creek. When you get down there and you can not get across the creek, all you do is walk farther then cross.

Nice trail, beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, the waterfall was dried up on our visit. There is a single disperse campsite located to the right of the entrance.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail! It’s challenging, so make sure you’re wearing appropriate footwear (waterproof hiking boots are essential). That said, our five-year-old daughter completed this trail today, and she loved it! We have hiked several state parks in Indiana, such as McCormick’s Creek, Clifty Falls, Spring Mill, Brown County, and the list goes on. But, Trail 3 at Turkey Run is my overall favorite!

Diverse

Totally loved these trails. My husband and I did these trails along with trail 2 which took us about 6 hrs to enjoy. Parts of these trail were a little rough. I didn't bring mine this hike, but a pair of trekking sticks or a staff would have been helpful. Areas of the trails got close to bluffs and would have just made me feel a little more secure on the trail.

Good hike. Great little place and well marked. Just make sure you take at the loop!

We set out to do the perimeter 5 mile challenge hike but we ended up doing trails 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 10 and lots of back tracking due to trails being poorly marked This really needs to be addressed. Trail 3 was the most enjoyable and fun with the rock climbing, ravines, etc. I also really enjoyed Gypsy Gulch, suspension bridge and covered bridge. Everything was was just ok. We covered almost 7 miles and it was all pretty easy with only a couple strenuous areas. I’m glad we did it and checked it off the list, it’s worth seeing once but wouldn’t go back and do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Good workout. Narrow trail as grasses and weeds very prevalent.

Great hike, even without the waterfall running and the creek beds being pretty dry. Definitely take the optional loop when you get too it. The shallow cave at the top is awesome.

My kids loved hiking up the creek bed.

The map provided by Indiana DNR clearly says you can’t connect to 7 from 2, but we were really hoping the map markings from All Trails were right. It’s hard to make yourself go back the way you came after making it to the falls!

on France Park

1 month ago

I love the France park! one of my favorite places to go!

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.

Took my dog out there this summer. He's a small dog and he did just fine - he really enjoyed playing in the river when we got down around Devil's Backbone. It's beautiful and quiet. Moderately trafficked.

Trail is the best marked trail I’ve been on. Easy grade changes, rocky trail.

if you're ready for some work 8 to 2 is where it's at. the work comes in getting down to 2 from 8 and the climb back to 8 from 2 is rough. otherwise this is a great choice and worth the waterfall at the end of 2. go past the signs, it's worth it.

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.

These are mostly easy with 2 moderate hikes, very enjoyable. Creek is nearby so definitely will need bug spray to fend off the bugs.

great trails but not well marked. My group hikes quite often and have never had trouble finding our way until we hiked Versailles. Great experience though.

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