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Clifty Falls State Park

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Address: Madison, IN
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: This scenic area, known for its hiking, has beautiful waterfalls and a...
This scenic area, known for its hiking, has beautiful waterfalls and a canyon.
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One of the Three State Parks in Indiana

Just a mile between town and a huge power plant, the park invites you to 400 feet of vertical change throughout its trails for a challenging descent to views of four waterfalls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Eric F
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Just a mile between town and a huge power plant, the park invites you to 400 feet of vertical change throughout its trails for a challenging descent to views of four waterfalls, Good nearby local railroad and town history (the abandoned line in Madison is the steepest regular-gauge track in America at about 6.6%!), the park has plenty of places... More 

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Knightstown, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Our family has spent many camping trips at this park. We absolutely love everything about it. The trails are fun, the Pool is fabulous, and the camp sites are awesome with very nice and clean bath houses. A lot of memories and fun times from this park.

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I drive over an hour just to visit this beautiful place. It's a MUST do when in the area.

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Kirklin, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A good place to hike. Most of the trails are rugged, but the views are amazing. During the off-season, the only restrooms in the park are at the inn, so be prepared.

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Rising Sun
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clifty Falls State Park is a jewel of a destination. The hotel is outstanding and the food in the restaurant is excellent. Hiking and just driving through the park is a treat to all the senses!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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210 reviews 210 reviews
79 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Located a short 5 minute drive west of Madison, IN, on route 56, is this very beautiful state park that sits high up on the hills overlooking the Ohio River. After you enter the park, a drive up the hill first takes you to the Clifty Inn and Restaurant. From there you can take a scenic winding drive thru the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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172 reviews 172 reviews
39 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have visited the park in the other seasons and our first winter visit was neat, too. We visited the weekend of January 17 when the temperatures went into the high 40s. While there was no snow on the ground, there were icicles--sheets of them--flowing off and out of the rocks and cliffs throughout the park. Beautiful. Very few visitors... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I spent a couple of hours driving, stopping and doing short walks in the park. It was chilly but sunny and the views in winter, although not as colorful as in summer made me want to return in the spring. The cliffs and falls are very scenic. I've lived in Indiana for more than 30 years and I'm always amazed... More 

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noblesville
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife & I have traveled to Madison to go into Clifty Falls State Park over the years & we have been there every month & stayed at Clifty Fall Inn each time we go: Great Room. Pool & delicious food as well... Highly recommend this as a destination any month of the year... For 35 years our Boy Scout... More 

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Evansville IN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Clifty Falls has a variety of trails - all beautiful! The waterfalls were plentiful enough for my taste but even if they weren't flowing, the woods and cliffs are enough for this nature lover. Whether you just have a couple hours, or a whole day, you can find some enjoyment in the park. Outside of hiking, they have playgrounds, swimming... More 

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