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This truly is a hidden gem in Elkhart County! Not only will you find delightful scenery throughout all four seasons, but if you're lucky you may encounter two endangered species for Indiana. These include both the Blanding's turtle and the Henslow's sparrow

Easy trail, with some slight ups and downs. Heavily trafficked in June. We took this trail in combination with trails 4, 5, and 8, to make for a good 3-hour walk.

Great beautiful views & space to hike along the rim if the rock quarry.

Heads up: this trail is a little closer to 4.0 miles in distance.

I hiked this trail clockwise with my parents (who are in their 70's) and it took us a little over two hours. This trail is relatively easy and could easily be hiked by older adults, with a recommended mobility aid (trekking pole, etc.)

Overall this a great trail for hikers of all skill levels, just watch out for some of those roots!

*side note: we hiked this trail June 25, 2017 and there were several trees down along the trail.

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little weedy this time of year. nice hike though

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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.