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Turkey Run Trails 3, 5, and 9 Loop

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Turkey Run State Park

Turkey Run Trails 3, 5, and 9 Loop is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bloomingdale, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 557 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




wild flowers

As of April 16, 2019, Trail 3 is closed. Please check with the park page for updates.

22 days ago

25 days ago

This trail was heavily trafficked this weekend with hikers of all ages. I wouldn’t recommend that younger children be taken on this trail as there are ladders, a lack of side railings in some portions, and very rocky terrain. That being said, I did see a few younger children navigate it successfully. The AllTrails map was very useful because trail markers could be difficult to find in certain areas. Overall it was a very beautiful hike!

1 month ago

I’m new to the hiking game, and after storms in Indiana this trail was not only worth it, but definitely a work out! I absolutely loved the views and couldn’t believe that being from Indiana I’d not been here until now. Definitely worth going to if you haven’t, and enjoy every moment. Will for sure be returning!

7 months ago

Always enjoyable

8 months ago

Turkey Run is my favorite hiking in the midwest. A true gem, unbelievable hiking and good place to start kids out hiking.

11 months ago

Great family trails. Do one, all, or a combination. Trail 3 was busy in some areas but overall this is a great set of trails. Hard to believe there are canyons like this in Indiana! Trail 3 was open the day we went, very scenic.

Mon Jun 03 2019

This trail loop was amazing! The canyons were so beautiful. Easily now my favorite place to hike in Indiana.

Fri May 03 2019

Just a great combination of trails to do at the park. The whole area is a special scenic area.

Sun Apr 28 2019

Sun Apr 14 2019

Trail 9 is awesome! Trail 3 was closed so we didn’t get to do the ladders.

Mon Mar 04 2019

excellent trails

Mon Jul 23 2018

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

Sun Jul 15 2018

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.

Fri Jun 29 2018

fun, really cool spots

Fri Jun 08 2018

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

Sun May 20 2018

The canyons were amazing! We had a lovely hike!

Thu May 17 2018


Sun May 06 2018

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

Sun Nov 26 2017

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.

Sun Aug 20 2017

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

Sun Jul 09 2017

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!

20 days ago

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