You'll marvel at the natural geologic wonders of this beautiful park as you hike along its famous trails. Nestled along State Road 47 southwest of Crawfordsville, you'll want to explore the deep, sandstone ravines and walk along the stands of aged forests, and enjoy the scenic views along Sugar Creek. Visit the Colonel Richard Lieber Cabin which commemorates the contributions of the father of Indiana's state park system.
I HAV BEEN TO TURKEY RUN STATE PARK A LOT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, IVE HIKED IT IN THE SPRING, SUMMER,FALL AND WINTER....I HAVE TO SAY THAT EVERY TIME HAS OFFERED A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VIEW AS IF IT WERE THE FIRST TIME THERE. WINTER IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL ICE FORMATIONS AND FROZEN YET RUNNING WATERFALLS. THE SPRING AND SUMMER MONTHS OFFER A VARITY OF LUSH PLANTS , SHRUBS, FLOWERS AND TREES BLOOMING WITH VIBRANT COLORS. THE FALL OFFERS AN ARRAY OF CHANGING COLORS. WILD LIFE IS ABUNDANT.THERE ARE VIEWS FROM UP HIGH ON SCENIC LOOKOUT PLATFORMS AND LEDGES,TO DOWN LOW FROM TRAILHEADS TO RIVER EDGE. IT HAS A COVERED BRIDGE AND A SUSPENSION BRIDGE AS WELL. THIS IS A GREAT PARK FOR CHILDREN TO LEARN AND APPRECIATE WHAT NATURE HAS TO OFFER OUTSIDE OF WHAT THEY LEARN FROM BOOKS.
Today my son and I hiked the entire park. Not really sure the exact miles, but with all the back tracking I believe around 17. We had a great day. Weather was 15-19 degrees. First time hiking and my water bottles started freezing up. Good amount of people on the trail today. Had a great time now my body is tore up! Get out and enjoy the creation we were given dominion over.
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.
Desiree W. on Trail 1 at Turkey Run State Park
Beautiful and Fun!