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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From the northern end of the parking area, head north on the yellow-blazed Timberbrook Trail. This relatively level trail passes a small marsh on the left and continues north through the woods. In three-quarters of a mile, after descending steadily and passing a large marsh on the left, you’ll reach a junction with the white-blazed Four Birds Trail.

Turn right and follow the Four Birds...

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Trip Reports

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May 18, 2022
Nice hike for a spring day in May
Like other reviewers, I missed the turn off for the yellow blazed Winnebago trail...probably hiked a good half mile before turning back. Views are awesome from Indian Cliffs. The signs just after turning onto the Winnebago trail are pretty ominous. "NO TRESSPASSING" VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW" but I didn't care and the scout camp was unoccupied anyway.
April 07, 2019
Indian Cliffs Loop Hike
<p>Good morning, and thank you for your comments.&nbsp; We have contacted the appropriate trail supervisor and will add yellow turn blazes to indicate there is a turn onto the yellow trail.&nbsp;</p> <p>Often, we hike the areas (200 miles) so much, that we don't pick up on every detail, so we appreciate your comment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy Trails!&nbsp;</p>
April 05, 2019
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=indiancliffstimberbrookloop&user_id=98309604%40N00&view_all=1
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