Three Falls, Indiana

In northern Indiana, there is a cluster of waterfalls that can be pretty surprising, since you may not think of waterfalls when we mention Indiana. In Kokiwanee Nature Preserve, there are three waterfalls. In Salamonie State River Forest, I saw two waterfalls, but as I’m searching now, there are apparently three falls, as the trail is now called the Three Falls Trail.

I visited in May 2017, and I think I was in luck as it had rained recently. Some of these falls weren’t very big, so at other times you may not find a whole lot of water flowing. That was the benefit…the consequence was that some of the trails were very muddy. This trail, specifically, was distinctly muddy. The trail is very clear to follow, though I believe it was consistently downhill in the mud. The two waterfalls I viewed required a bit of care to visit because they were rather slippery. When I was recording the waterfalls, I wrote down that the hike was of moderate difficult, I think because of these issues.

One of the falls was flowing very well. The other fall had some water flowing over, but nothing to make it a wildly memorable waterfall. The nice thing about visiting the falls is the other waterfalls in the area. Ross Run Falls is also nearby.

Directions:

  1. From Lagro, Indiana (off of US-24), head south on IN-524.
  2. IN-524 will veer left, and then will veer right. Stay on IN-524.
  3. Turn left onto County Road 100 S, which will lead you into Salamonie River State Forest.
  4. Just over a mile on 100 S, you’ll find the parking area for the Three Falls Trail on the left.

Accessibility: 6/10 (moderate)
Height: 10′ each
Length of Hike: 0.4 miles round-trip

The first waterfall I encountered in Salamonie River State Forest in May 2017

The second waterfall in Salamonie River State Forest

Where in the World is Three Falls?

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