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Clifty Falls State Park

Madison, IN
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: This scenic area, known for its hiking, has beautiful waterfalls and a canyon.
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Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

90 year old inn, multiple waterfalls and hiking trails, remarkable view of the Ohio River, GREAT Sunday Buffet

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a beautiful park right on the Ohio River Scenic Byway. The trail system is very well laid out to get you from one end to the other of this long and somewhat slim state park. The trails are pretty rugged and provide plenty of steep inclines whether you like your trails wet or dry. There are three key... More

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Chattanooga, TN
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Hiking in the wood--great, though most trails are rugged. Biking--lots of pleasant, paved, flat roads and moderate hills, but motor vehicles regularly far exceed the speed limit. Beware! Swimming--The pool closed on August 2nd!!! Camping--nice spots, many shaded, for both RVs and tents. Rather crowded on weekends. Views--very little of the river; woodlands are wonderful; falls are best in spring... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you're in the mood to walk up and down some serious hills, this is the place for you! The trails are not easy - they are rugged and though the woods are beautiful, the "falls" are "okay". We went the first week of August and the falls were dried up, as was the creek. There is a lodge and... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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38 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We recently visited here specifically to get in some rugged hiking in preparation for a trip out west. We spent the day and logged about 9 miles on trails 8, 5, 4 and 3. Very nice and was a terrific workout.. The trails are in great shape and much better marked than our last visit several years ago. We would... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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117 reviews 117 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I tent-camped here last month with some friends in the non-electric side of the campground. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the bathroom/shower facilities are.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Tucked away by Madison Indiana is a beautiful State Park. The hiking in the Canyon is great. And the waterfalls are priceless. The only thing to look for in the forecast is rain, because the waterfalls are supplied by smaller streams and without much rain, its just a trickle, but still pretty cool. The inn was nice, but the campground... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were visiting family in central Indiana when someone told us about this state park. We decided this might be a good stop on our way home. As we were driving there, the storms were already developing and was afraid that they would ruin our day. We got to the park and parked, and it started clearing up. There are... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We walked two of the trails and had a great time...unfortunately it had been dry so the falls weren't much to speak of. A very well done state park...though maybe a little lame for an adventurer who likes to follow the path untaken.

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Clarksville, Indiana
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went to clifty falls the weekend before memorial day, although not a huge park there are I believe 14miles of hiking trails there, some very easy , some rather difficult . If you get off the trails be careful, it's called clifty falls for a reason,lol. The trails were clearly marked, clean except for some storm damage that hadnt been... More

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