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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.

hiking
5 days ago

Love this trail! It’s challenging, so make sure you’re wearing appropriate footwear (waterproof hiking boots are essential). That said, our five-year-old daughter completed this trail today, and she loved it! We have hiked several state parks in Indiana, such as McCormick’s Creek, Clifty Falls, Spring Mill, Brown County, and the list goes on. But, Trail 3 at Turkey Run is my overall favorite!

We set out to do the perimeter 5 mile challenge hike but we ended up doing trails 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 10 and lots of back tracking due to trails being poorly marked This really needs to be addressed. Trail 3 was the most enjoyable and fun with the rock climbing, ravines, etc. I also really enjoyed Gypsy Gulch, suspension bridge and covered bridge. Everything was was just ok. We covered almost 7 miles and it was all pretty easy with only a couple strenuous areas. I’m glad we did it and checked it off the list, it’s worth seeing once but wouldn’t go back and do it again.

These are mostly easy with 2 moderate hikes, very enjoyable. Creek is nearby so definitely will need bug spray to fend off the bugs.

1 month ago

Sweet

easy walking

hiking
1 month ago

This has become my favorite hike since moving to Indiana! I would agree with some of the other reviews that say that this is a more moderate difficulty. The rocks can be a bit slippery so make sure to wear shoes with good traction!

hiking
1 month ago

Many hiking trails offering great views and beauty all around. The canyons are so much fun to climb in for all ages.

Decent day hike. River was kind of dirty after it had rained the day before. Good family and picnic areas.

hiking
2 months ago

This is my favorite place in Indiana. I would not call this a Hard trail. My 68 year old mother can do this trail with her tiny yorkie under her arm. Moderate for sure. Potentially depending on how much water is on the trail. I see small children doing this one all the time. Its absolutely beautiful though. The rock walls are so full of color and character. Its just breathtaking down there.

on Trail #3

birding
2 months ago

Trail 3 is absolutely beautiful. The rock formations are huge and keep the air cool even on hot days. We hiked almost the entire trail. The description is hard but our 11, 8 and 4 year olds did fine on it for the most part. I opted to avoid the ladders by connecting with trail 10 for the last part of the trail. My husband and 8 year old did the ladders with no problem.

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails, thus far. We hit this trail on a Wednesday in June, after a morning of Kayaking. The trail was not overly crowded, but we did pass by a few hikers along the way. This is an adventurous trail. We started by going to the right, causing us to climb down the ladders, but we enjoyed this direction because we got to climb up the cascades. I would highly recommend this trail to anyone looking for an interesting hike. My husband has never pulled out a camera on a hike, but he did on this trail! We will do this again.

Good hike for the Midwest. Some elevation change below sea level made it a lot more interesting than I would have thought. Overall, relatively easy trail and a recommended trail for beginners and up. When sunny, trail 3 can be extremely scenic.

fun, really cool spots

2 months ago

fun, had a lot of cool spots

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked this trail on a sunny Saturday. Trail #3 is a great trail with lots of fun features like the ladders and the creek beds. Trail #3 was crowded but you have to expect that on a summer Saturday. It does have the advantage for much of the trail of being below ground and more moderate in temperature. It was a bit steamy outside so this was appreciated. Trail #9 is less crowded. It does have many stair you have to descend and then climb back up. Turkey Run is a great place to hike with many fun trails. We love to go here.

Nice loop.. Pretty rugged at some place. Nice fun

3 months ago

Very good

3 months ago

This whole park is amazing, but this was my favorite of the 4 trails I did today, fun obstacles! Did with my dog.

3 months ago

Best hike at Turkey Run. Started this hike when daughters were 5 and 7 - no problems.

4 months ago

All of Turkey Run is great, but trail 3 is my family’s favorite. You may get your feet wet, but it’s so worth it. You climb lots of stairs and a couple ladders, and you have to duck-walk through a canyon at one point. It’s challenging and beautiful. Love the waterfalls and canyons.

4 months ago

Love the hiking here!

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved the creek and ladder portion. Be prepared because your feet may get wet. It’s a fun, thrilling trail.

5 months ago

I absolutely love this park and this trail! Grew up hiking it and love it every time.

hiking
6 months ago

Whole park is worth hiking. This crosses the bridge and loops around the hill down a nice canyon.

hiking
6 months ago

Tends to be busy- go early! Beautiful scenery. The first part of the trail has you hiking up a stream bed, so be ready to get wet!

6 months ago

Very cool trail.

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.

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