A Short But Beautiful Hike, Shades State Park Loop 2 Leads To A Little-Known Waterfall In Indiana
By Tori Jane|Published June 27, 2022
Tori Jane is a storm chaser, writer, photographer, and the village idiot - in that order. When she's not out and about dancing with the meanest storms on planet Earth for funsies she can be found wandering, shooting landscapes, writing, editing photos, and otherwise up to no good. Legend has it that she can also be occasionally spotted typing up short bios in the third person, but those rumors are unsubstantiated.
If you were to ask someone who’s never been to Indiana to describe it, you might hear something like, “I dunno. It’s… flat? Boring? When’s lunch?” Anyone who has been here (or lives here), however, would probably laugh at such a blase description. Indiana is a stunningly beautiful place with more than 4,200 incredible miles of some of the best hiking in the Midwest – if not the country! It’s an underrecognized little slice of heaven and we just love exploring the best hikes in Indiana and bringing our favorites to you, and today, we found a stunning trail that’s short and sweet, challenging, and rewarding. And, as a bonus, it even features a delicate, beautiful little waterfall you’ll find yourself adoring the magic of. For one of the most interesting waterfall hikes in Indiana, head to Shades State Park and find Trail #2. You’re in for a treat, so check it out, and be sure to take your time: