Loop Hike to Indian Cliffs from Timberbrook Road

Farny State Park

Split Rock Reservoir from Indian Cliffs - Photo by Daniel Chazin Split Rock Reservoir from Indian Cliffs - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to a panoramic viewpoint over the Split Rock Reservoir and goes by Misty Pond and Durham Pond.

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At the northern end of the parking area, a triple yellow blaze marks the start of the Timberbrook Trail. Head north on this level trail. After descending a little and passing a marsh on the left, you’ll reach a junction with the white-blazed Four Birds Trail.

Turn right and follow the Four Birds Trail, which climbs over a knoll and descends to cross a wide woods road. The trail...

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April 07, 2019
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Indian Cliffs Loop Hike

Good morning, and thank you for your comments.  We have contacted the appropriate trail supervisor and will add yellow turn blazes to indicate there is a turn onto the yellow trail. 

Often, we hike the areas (200 miles) so much, that we don't pick up on every detail, so we appreciate your comment.  

Happy Trails! 

Estelle
April 05, 2019
5
Awesome hike, but be careful at white --> yellow trail junction
Thank you for posting this hike. I didn't know there were so many trails north of the reservoir. The features you see on this hike are terrific, and the way that they occur when traveling in this direction is very nice. However, the turnoff from the Four Birds Trail (white) onto Winnebago (yellow) is VERY easy to miss. This is the junction AFTER you turn: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kleepet/40579986373/in/dateposted/ If you were hiking in the opposite direction from how this is described, the Winnebago Trail would end at Four Birds, so, no chance of getting lost in that direction. As noted in the description, the Orange Trail can be quite eroded at times. It made me think of the little girl with the little curl right in the middle of her forehead (when it was good, it was very very good, but when it was bad it was horrid). However, it was only horrid for very small distances. The hike description doesn't actually tell you when you are on Indian Cliffs. When you're at the viewpoint overlooking the reservoir: that's Indian Cliffs. :-) I did this trail on a rainy day in spring before anything was growing, and it was still gorgeous. Here are more photos: https://www.flickr.com/search/?sort=date-taken-desc&safe_search=1&tags=i...
kleepet
October 06, 2018
5
Terrific Hike Today!
This loop is now one of my favorites. Really nice job on the trail markings and maintenance. I ran into a large scout troop on the white trail, and missed my right turn onto yellow, following them south on white a long way. I have to use Avenza to measure the mileage, but I was hiking hard for 7.5 hours. Fantastic.
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