Turkey Run State Park #2 thru #11 Trails is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marshall, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Turkey Run Trails #2 thru #11 are a maze of short interconnected trails taking you thru the most spectacular terrain in the state. All total you traverse 11 miles of wooded terrain full of deep ravines, ridge tops, hiking thru waterfalls and climbing ladders as you make your way thru the landscape. The trails range from .5 miles in length to 2 miles in lenght. An additional trail, #1, is three miles and is perhaps the most scenic of all the trails. In reality,if you hiked all the trails you would hike far more than the 11 miles because of the interconnectivity and the cross over of the trails. The whole area is very scenic and unique. There are numerous ladders and steps built for erosion control and to aid the visitors ability to see all the remote areas. The area is a great introduction to hiking for kids because of the varied length of the trails and the remarkable beauty of the area.
Hands down one of my favorite places to go hiking in Indiana!!! Most Indiana hiking is boring. This place takes you back in time. You definitely will not feel like you are in Indiana. It's not the most difficult hike, but very scenic. Parts of it are like taking a stroll through the woods, and other parts are challenging. We did trails 3,5,9. We took friends that came to visit from out of state, and they just loved the scenery:)
Turkey Run is a very busy place when there is nice weather. I recommend early spring, or late fall for less trafficked trails.
I'm from VT and perhaps a bit biased, and this was an nice walk, but I wouldn't say it was a hike. It was nice to be in the woods, but incredibly busy, which took from the serenity.
Great hiking. Well maintained, clearly marked and lots of miles of of great views and adventure. River offers a decent float as well
Simply one of the best trails in Indiana, with treks that remind you of a wilder monolithic past, do not miss ladders, Boulder canyon, or any of trail 3