Shades State Park Trail

HARD 45 reviews
#2 of 10 trails in

Shades State Park Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marshall, Indiana that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

forest

river

rocky

Shades State Park is just off Indiana 234. There are plenty of signs to help you find the park entrance.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

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26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed my time on this hike but had expectations for it to be a little more difficult. It is considered the most rugged hike that the park has. I only saw one family of two adults and two teenagers on my journey. Has some very nice views and lots of stairs. I wouldn't might going back.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail to hike! I was amazed by the views this trail had to offer especially for being in Indiana.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

there are 10 short trails to hike..it is possible to complete in a full day if you are physically fit

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

5 months ago

Had a lovely walk in the woods with enough adventure my teens enjoy it, even in the rain.

6 months ago

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

Great views, walked trails 1 & 2 yesterday and enjoyed each. Be sure to wear shoes or boots with good grip and expect to get your socks a little wet if they aren't waterproof! Overall enjoyed my Shades experience.

7 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

In my top 5. We go at least once a month, love it.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful, mysterious, peaceful, and scenic!