Trail #3

HARD 47 reviews
#3 of 8 trails in

Trail #3 is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Howard, Indiana that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

Trail Number Three

hiking
10 days 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.

13 days ago

Very good

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

25 days ago

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Love the hiking here!

hiking
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 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!

3 months ago

Very cool trail.

4 months ago

Awesome trail. Have been hiking here since I was a kid. All four of my children were able to hike at least parts of the trail, including our one year-old (We turned around at the ladders that time.). The three year old especially enjoyed climbing up and over the waterfall.
The trail is quite slick in some places, and you'll definitely get wet whether you want to or not. Wear water shoes or sandals with good traction (no flip-flops).

8 months ago

This is the trail that my children compare all other trails to. This trail is rugged with rock slopes and ridges to bounce off and climb up. There if a creek that runs through a good portion of the trail and admittedly it is just good fun.

8 months ago

Fun short hike. My youngest kid is 5 and he was fine doing this trail unassisted.

hiking
8 months ago

fun trail. A little crowded.

hiking
8 months ago

Terrific trail. Gets pretty congested in parts, but fun.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike today on trail 3! You will definitely get muddy and wade through ankle deep water at times. I switched early to my water shoes. Also, if you want to go DOWN the ladders go to the right at the trailhead. If you prefer to go UP, go to the left. Some areas don't have great markings as to which fork to take to stay on trail 3. We also got stuck at the ice box having missed the staircase up and out to the suspension bridge which is directly to the left of the descent to the ice box and is easily missed. Lots of stairs on this trail. Beautiful, all-terrain hike though!

hiking
9 months ago

I love this park and trails! One of the first hikes I ever did and still at the top of my list! Plenty of rocks, ladders and watery obstacles to traverse here. If you like your hikes to keep you entertained, this is a great one for you! Wear your waterproof hikers, make sure your phone is charge you will want to take a few pictures.

hiking
10 months ago

We always go in the Fall, so its usually busy because of the gorgeous colors. It gets a little backed up at the ladders, but it is the hardest trail (with the waterfall too), and that's makes it more fun (in my book)!

hiking
11 months ago

This is the best of all the trails! Unfortunately, everyone knows that and there are a ton of people in it. At the ladders, we waited about 10min to get down because of the amount of people.
However, it is very unique and cool!

hiking
11 months ago

I completed this hike with four of my girls on Mother's Day. Gorgeous all the way through. Loved the challenging spots. Cannot wait to go back.

hiking
11 months ago

Visually stunning but very busy, even during the week.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flat out amazing

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

I hike these trails at Turkey Run every year. By far the best spot in Indiana to trail hike.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

All trails at turkey run are awesome. Especially 2,3,5,6,7. A great park to spend a couple days at.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Best trail I've been on in a long time

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