Turkey Run State Park #2 thru #11 Trails

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Turkey Run State Park #2 thru #11 Trails is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marshall, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
856 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

scenic driving

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Turkey Run Trails #2 thru #11 are a maze of short interconnected trails taking you thru the most spectacular terrain in the state. All total you traverse 11 miles of wooded terrain full of deep ravines, ridge tops, hiking thru waterfalls and climbing ladders as you make your way thru the landscape. The trails range from .5 miles in length to 2 miles in lenght. An additional trail, #1, is three miles and is perhaps the most scenic of all the trails. In reality,if you hiked all the trails you would hike far more than the 11 miles because of the interconnectivity and the cross over of the trails. The whole area is very scenic and unique. There are numerous ladders and steps built for erosion control and to aid the visitors ability to see all the remote areas. The area is a great introduction to hiking for kids because of the varied length of the trails and the remarkable beauty of the area.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Great Hiking

5 months ago

Love this place and all the trails

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful place.

hiking
6 months ago

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!

6 months ago

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
6 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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!

hiking
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
11 months ago

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
Sunday, November 13, 2016

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.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

I'm from VT and perhaps a bit biased, and this was an nice walk, but I wouldn't say it was a hike. It was nice to be in the woods, but incredibly busy, which took from the serenity.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Love it...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Great hiking. Well maintained, clearly marked and lots of miles of of great views and adventure. River offers a decent float as well

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