ElevationAscent: 137' 42 m
Descent: -273' -83 m
High: 759' 231 m
Low: 487' 148 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
“Great creekside ramble to a fantastic view of Clifty Falls from a perspective not many will see.”— Chris Davis
The majority of the trail is spent navigating the rocky creek-bed of Clifty Creek. If you decide to run through the water, the trail is not particularly challenging. However, if you are trying to stay dry, the trail can be tricky because you have to cross the river numerous times. Due to the difficult terrain, it is tough to quickly complete this trail. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.
While there are no massive climbs (except the beginning and back out), I would still not recommend this trail for anyone who isn't sure of foot or has small kids (the beginning is pretty easy for young ones, but as time goes on, it becomes more and more difficult to make your way). The payoff is standing at the bottom of Clifty Falls.
Due to the steep cliffs and restrictions against climbing, you need to double back to the beginning or take the Trail 8, 5, or 4 intersections to exit. There is no exit at the northernmost point of this trail.
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Land Manager: Indiana DNR - Clifty Falls State Park