Fern Cliff

County Rd. 375 S, Greencastle, IN 46135

Office: 317. 951.8818

Cliff and its sandstone cliffs have long been a popular Indiana refuge.

Steep forested, sandstone cliffs, lush wooded ravines, and a profusion of ferns and bryophytes characterize this popular preserve. Its unique vegetation makes the preserve a botanists’ floral paradise.The preserve is open for hiking – a trail does exist on the preserve – photography, and bird watching on its moderate to rugged terrain. Rock climbing and rappelling are not allowed. Please note that the preserve is gated to keep vehicles out. Simply walk around the gate. For more information please consult the Conservancy’s Preserves Visitation Guidelines.


From Greencastle: From the southeast corner of the Courthouse, go south on Jackson one block to Walnut Street. Go west (right) on Walnut (which becomes County Rd. 125S) approximately four miles. Turn south on County Rd. 500W (which will become 525W, 550W, and 600W) approximately three miles to County Rd. 375S. Turn west (right) to the Fern Cliff entrance (approximately one mile).