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Cliff Dweller

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Length


1.7 Miles 2.7 Kilometers


205' 63 m

Ascent

-220' -67 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

571' 174 m

High

435' 133 m

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Shared By Pete Kemppainen

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A challenging loop that is rocky and rugged.

Pete Kemppainen

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Features Fall Colors

Do not hike when wet and muddy.

Description

The Cliff Dweller Trail is a challenging loop, following part of the Adventure Trail along Potato Run. Originally built as a hiking trail, the trail is now multi-use.

The trail begins at the Pioneer Shelter and crosses Potato Run Creek, which is usually dry. Follow along Potato Run and climb up, following along the steep-sided bank overlooking Potato Run Creek.

The Cliff Dweller Trail forks off to the left after a rugged climb, but local hikers typically tie Cliff Dweller into a hike up to the Ohio River Overlook Shelter (AKA Lloyd's Cabin), on The Adventure Hiking Trail Loop for a great view of the Ohio River, before returning to the trail intersection.

The descent from the intersection crosses a number of rocky ravines before dropping through the cedars. Use caution on the descent, as the trail drops off sharply over a rocky outcropping, followed by a hard left turn. The trail then follows along a rocky creek bed, climbing and descending another rocky outcropping before returning to the Potato Run crossing. Follow the trail up the hill, back to Pioneer Cabin.

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Land Manager: Indiana State Parks

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