Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Turkey Run State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The canyons were amazing! We had a lovely hike!

Trail #3 and #9 were the most thrilling with hills, rocks, water, and stairs. Lots of pretty views and critters as well.

Trail 1 is beautiful and not as busy as the popular trail 3. It’s a nice hike to take 1 to 2 to 4 across the covered bridge.

This is Indiana's Starved Rock, even better. We have heard about this park many years ago, but this is our first-time visit. Enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to our next visit.

If you combine all of the trails together, the trails are great. If you're individually picking them apart, three stars for each as they're too short. Tackle them all at once and they offer a five-star experience when done together.

Did this trail on 9/16/2017. Fairly easy trail. Scenic and much less populated then the left trails

Beautiful park, clean facilities and awesome trails. Can't wait to visit again!

Love this place and all the trails

Beautiful place.

The most amazing hike I've ever been on. It was beautiful and unique! Hiking alongside the canyon walls and climbing ladders was so fun! My 5 year old had the most fun exploring and being our trail guide. A little difficult for my 2 year old and I ended up carrying him in the baby carrier for about a third of it. He also got tired towards the end. But it was still super amazing and we will definitely go back!

Did #7 and #11 and part of #6. 7 is absolutely gorgeous and a bit challenging for sure. #11 is short, easy, and fairly boring.

hiking
10 months ago

This was my first time in Turkey Run and it is an instant favorite! It feels like proper hiking in mostly flat Indiana. Trail #9 is rated as Very Rugged and features some canyoneering. It can be potentially dangerous with a lot of rain, so always check with park authorities for any trail closures or warnings. Lots of lovely fern and other wildflowers. You do get to go up one of the ladders at the junction of Trail #5 and Trail #3. Trail #3 is the most popular trail so that was quite crowded. Lots of fun, highly recommended!

This place was challenging at times. Worth the trip though. Tails were well marked and heavily trafficked. There were a lot of people so it's not the place to go if you wish to be more secluded. State park workers were walking around picking up trash that people left. Seems to be a habit of many visitors. Sad. But will probably come back.

Heavy trail traffic, stressed out parents, and people not very mindful of their trash and animals. I stepped in dog crap not once but twice on trails #5 and #9. And to top it off, as I and a few other folks were exiting trail #3 some kids wading in the creek decided to start throwing rocks up at the wall above us. A guy and his young son behind me were almost struck by one of the rocks that hit the trail. Bad day at the park for sure.

Easy but not the best that Turkey Run has to offer

Wasn't as scenic as the other trials that turkey run has to offer.

Trial 3 was amazing. Trial 2 is ok. 6,7,11 are super short. Trial 6,7 are neat. Trail 1 is lame.

Not as rugged as I expected but beautiful hike

By far one of the most beautiful places to hike! Trail #3 is rated rugged due to most of the trail being streams and waterfalls running over boulders and rock. I took my kids, one of them 5yrs, and it's easy to navigate with watershoes. Definitely a must see place!

Great scenery! Nice easy walk in the woods.

If you enjoy hiking, you will enjoy the trails at Turkey Run. Lots of variety.
Trail 1 is an easy walk along the river
Trail 2 has an enjoyable section through box canyon.
Trail 3 is the must do short trail in Indiana
Trail 4- the back side of trail 4 is the quiet, river hooping trail.
Trail 5 is a short section where you will see quite a bit of traffic
Trail 8 is a walk in the woods. Less traffic
Trail 9 has two challenging sections through Boulder and Falls Canyon. Your feet will get wet.
Trail 10 is easy walking.

Combine them all for 2-3 hours of fantastic hiking.

Best during the week. This place gets a lot of traffic on the weekends. The winter season in this park is awesome, especially when it has snowed.

Absolutely loved it! Especially during the week when there are no other people are there!

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Great days hiking, multiple trail options.

Beautiful!

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.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

TRAIL 1 -IS A MDERA TO RUGGED DEPEDNDING ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND PHYSICAL SHAPE, A LOT OF BIG TREES, SCENIC VIEWS AROUND THE RIVER. GREAT FOR BIRDING. LEADS TO COVERED BRIDGE AND INTERSECTS WITH TRAIL 2 AN 6. VRY NICE TRAIL I THOUGHT.

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