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An adventurous and interesting trail with waterfall views in a cool and wild ravine.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Loop

742' 226 m

High

602' 184 m

Low

141' 43 m

Up

136' 41 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The light scrambling and diverse terrain make it rather interesting for the children.

No removal of flora or fauna. Rock climbing and rappelling are banned. Camping is allowed along the NF road in, but not at the site.

Need to Know

Do not drink the water! The numerous Hemlock trees in the area release toxins into the water. There are no restrooms or facilities of any kind for miles.

Description

Your hike begins immediately by descending into the ravine. Almost immediately, you meet your first free falling waterfall and splashpool. The pitchy terrain is strewn with large sandstone boulders, ferns, and gorgeous old growth trees. You'll be hiking the same paths and enjoying the natural shelters utilized by Native Americans as recently as 10,000 years ago.

You'll cross a meandering waterfall-fed stream, and find yourself surrounded by naturally and uniquely carved sandstone bluffs. If you choose, you can turn toward the second waterfall loop. Otherwise, finish with a winding and gradual, yet steady incline through the tall trees and unique flora.

Flora & Fauna

The environment is very damp so you'll find ferns, lots of mosses, and the area's namesake Hemlock trees. For fauna there will be frogs, snakes, lizards, salamander, possible deer, and perhaps the occasional bobcat.

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Shared By:

Derek Wirth

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#422

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One of the numerous unique natural sandstone features you'll discover.
May 27, 2018 near English, IN
Sun peeking over snow-covered hillside
Jan 22, 2022 near English, IN
Hemlock cliffs with icicles
Jan 22, 2022 near English, IN
Snow covered rocks in icy creek.
Jan 22, 2022 near English, IN
Moss covered log
Dec 23, 2019 near English, IN
Plants clinging to rock ledges
Dec 23, 2019 near English, IN

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Mar 9, 2024
Cole Schuhmann
Muddy, streams were a little high, be prepared to get wet or have good jumping skills 1.4mi — 1h 00m
May 14, 2023
Cole Schuhmann
Awesome trail right after rain to see tons of waterfalls 1.8mi — 1h 50m
Apr 1, 2023
David Huang
Mar 20, 2021
Mike McBride
Apr 4, 2020
Aaron Cardinal
Jan 21, 2020
Eric W
Very icy near Falls so I hiked clockwise into the bottom and then counterclockwise back out.
May 18, 2019
Chris W
Nov 16, 2018
Sarah Proctor
1.3mi — 1h 15m
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