Hike to Clifty Falls

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Hike to three scenic waterfalls on a loop along Clifty Canyon.

This day hike in Clifty Falls State Park is a challenging workout with rewarding sights. Springtime brings wildflowers, and fall lovely colors, to the area.

Photo Credit: Jeremiah Carter and Mark Moschell

Distance

4.1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

479 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Hiking

Dog Friendly
Forest
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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Amazing woods plus waterfall

It has an amazing landscape. I wouldn’t recommend to hike this place if you’re a beginner or if you’ re hiking alone. It is more for intermediate hikers. When I hiked in this place it started raining. It was tough to get out of the woods but had an amazing experience.

Clifty Falls In The Spring

We hiked several trails with one being very challenging for us. These trails are beautiful in the spring with wild flowers, trees in bloom and rushing water. We camped in the campground and had time for several hikes.

Good, Nothing Special

I've been there twice now. It's a really nice park overall; there are plenty of open areas and picnic benches so it'd be great for a family get together for the adventurous families out there. The trails themselves are average, but exploring the creeks is where the real fun is. I don't generally stay on a trail. I use one to get to the creek and then just explore until I'm ready to head back up the trail or another trail.

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