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.

2 days ago

Whole park is worth hiking. This crosses the bridge and loops around the hill down a nice canyon.

Pretty but not really a hike. At 1/2 mile and although there is 1 steep climb part don’t see Howe this could rate as moderate. It’s pretty but beware plenty of Ohio river pollution.

Extremely pretty short hike with plenty to experience waterfall dense forests. Caves rock formations. It’s very cool for only a bit over 1 mile

Nice cross golf coarse a bit and the start seemed uncertain about the trail bit becomes a very nice hike

Nice urban walk run pet community anyone path river front, paved, Nice in town simple and easy

3 days ago

took the kids today. we had fun!

5 days ago

Well marked. Easy to moderate hike It was a beautiful day for us.

5 days ago

Pretty views of Clifty Falls. Lots of steps and stairs. We did it in conjunction with other trails to makea longer hike. Bring a trail map! The trails intersect frequently.

Short, but very scenic. Moderate due to steps, but other fairly easy. Combined trail 6 and 5 to make a five mile hike.

Have been to this secluded jewel of a location in the Hoosier National inumerable times. Whether camping or a daytrip I absolutely reccomend this beautiful unique trail to anyone in the area or afar. The far side of the trail conceals an astounding giant cave formation halfway up the cliffs. Love it.

We did a loop here a couple of days ago and enjoyed the hike but didn't actually make it to the falls. If you want to see the falls, take 8 all the way to the end and 7 to falls overlooks. You can (I think) take 2 along the riverbed to view the falls from below, but with dogs along we were worried about them hurting legs between the rocks. Trail 8 it easy after the initial climb up to the ridge. The other trails are more challenging with lots of stairs and climbs up and down. A fun area, but bring a trail map to keep track of where you are at the many trail junctions.

A beautiful hike. We started at the end by the inn and easily followed 8 out, coming back we jumped along several trails by the falls and on the loop back. Take a trail map! The route had some ups and downs and also some rocky areas and stairs We had two dogs along, and the stairs and rocks were challenging for our one with mobility issues in one back leg. But he made it and loved it! Saw a few tiny flowers and many others getting ready to bloom.

Last visited this area 25 years ago. Was much better then because you
could hike along the river gorge and walk right up to the falls. Trail map is poor and markers along the way are largely useless. Map shows Big Clifty visible from both trails 7 and 8,but there is no view from 8 at all. The view from 7 is largely obstructed by trees from the overlook, and the size of the falls can't really be appreciated from above. Very disappointing and there were no park employees around to ask questions of. No park fee though. Won't be back, it's been "improved" too much. Need distance markers to the attractions and not signage strung up on cables over the creeks.

Loved this hike! It was kid friendly but challenged them on some of the off shoots of the trails to climb rocks and explore. We spent about 2 hours getting lost in all the different areas we could safely climb! Loved the views and waterfalls!

19 days ago

Tends to be busy- go early! Beautiful scenery. The first part of the trail has you hiking up a stream bed, so be ready to get wet!

Just came off trail and it was fantastic. One of my new favorite places. A must see. It just rained two days ago and the water in the creeks was running fast something to definitely see and do. Going back tomorrow and adding in a couple shades trails.

21 days ago

Very cool trail.

Great trail but would be better if it was dryer. The large amount of spring rain made some of the trail unpassable.

26 days ago

Great trail, definitely moderate...I’m sure easy for some, but not 6 ft wide level gravel path. Several creeks to cross if there’s run off, some elevation and rocks/logs....need to watch footing. Took morning hike on #2 trail, saw no wildlife, heavy rains the day before left some great creeks, water falls and babbling brooks. Great trail!!!

30 days ago

it started as a moderate trail overlooking the sugar Creek but then you come to the huge staircase down into the ravine close to where the stream empties into sugar creek. The rest of the trail is a rugged journey back into the ravines as it gradually ascends back to the top. the whole time going against the stream's currant. we should have done this trail first instead of last. It kicked our butts. great trail!

This is a beautiful trail and an easy hike. Enjoyed the waterfalls.

on Trail #2

1 month ago

Suggest taking the creek side first (clockwise) so you’re descending stairs and going down creek. Great trail with lots of creek walking.

8 is a great trail with lots of views of the gorge below. Clifty creek (trail 2) was running high and swift. I crossed it and did trails 3/4/5/6/7 to see all the falls and make a 9.5 mile loop.

1 month ago

Awesome trail. Have been hiking here since I was a kid. All four of my children were able to hike at least parts of the trail, including our one year-old (We turned around at the ladders that time.). The three year old especially enjoyed climbing up and over the waterfall.
The trail is quite slick in some places, and you'll definitely get wet whether you want to or not. Wear water shoes or sandals with good traction (no flip-flops).

I'm a beginner, I thought this trail was fun, beautiful, and would come back without a doubt. Scenic waterfalls and views of the river and nature in general.

50 degree day in January made for a crowd. But this is a beautiful trail and my 4 year old did great!

I made it to the point where you have to follow the creek bed. Definitely a trail to return to when the weather warms up. Even though I couldn’t hike the entire trail I still had some gorgeous views!

Incredibly beautiful if you’re willing to work for it

2 months ago

Beautiful waterfall and fun scramble down the frozen river. The second half of the hike wasn't as amazing, but still pretty! The start of trail 3 was really confusing, but that may have been due to the snow and ice.

short and easy trail. family and dog friendly

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