Explore the most popular forest trails in Indiana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
22 hours ago

It's a short trek up to the fire tower. Avoid the horse poop and you'll be good. Views are great!

Great trail! Gets a little confusing where some of them cross. The Fire Tower (not a part of this trail but in the park) has amazing an amazing view. Not for anyone afraid of heights! We plan on going back.

Took my 5 yr old daughter wife and 2 dogs to do the outer loop. It was a very easy leisure stroll. I would recommend this loop for anyone in Evansville that just wants to get out of town for a bit.

An excellent trail for those adventurers seeking a bit of a challenge with excellent scenery.

hiking
3 days ago

Perfect trail end with an excellent view of Lake Michigan. Bring your lunch, there is a nice shaded spot!

Great hike, kind of short. Parking is incredibly limited so get there early! We loved wading in the creek when the water wasn’t too deep!

hiking
4 days ago

My boyfriend and I went the other week and had a blast. Route 3 has the waterfall and has very beautiful scenery! We ended up finding alternative ways to get around obstacles in our way to make it a harder hike. It took us around 2 hours and had a lot of fun.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Definitely for biking, not for hiking. (sorry)

Great trail. May 2018 backpacking trip for our Scout Troop, shakedown hike for an Alaska backcountry trip in July. All the elevation changes had a few of us adults smoked, but the Scouts did awesome! We got caught out in a thunderstorm, but the trail conditions held up nicely. Blazes were reasonably easy to follow. Unfortunately, no real place to camp on the western end of the trail if you have a very large group (17 hikers) like we did), although there's a really pretty spot overlooking the lake if you're just one or two. "HARD" rating well deserved.

was a gorgeous walk

hiking
5 days ago

Fun hike

5 days 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.

Trail consists of two loops, Shawnee and Lenape. Colorful prairie plantings, farm fields reverting to nature, birds such as prairie warblers. Tangeman Woods is across St. Rd 46 from property.

backpacking
5 days ago

I hiked most of this trail this past weekend with some scouts who were prepping for Philmont. The trail was challenging and pushed all of us

We started at Old Forest Road, traveled clockwise, and finished by exiting the gravel road that runs from the Old Iron Bridge (OIB) to the entrance of the horse camp. The trail was nice and well marked, even through the small reroute on the southern end. The trail was slick in many places due to moisture. Water was non-existent existent. The portion on the trail in the reroute that is shared with horses, was destroyed and muddy as heck but, it was pretty short. While the hike was nice, there weren't many views because of the foliage.

One note as you are planning your water caches. The park map shows that water is available near the trail, at the end of the horse camp. This is not accessible for hikers becuase of the steep hillside between the trail and marked water. Even the walk from the trail, up the OIB access road, through the horse camp, isnt reasonable. This source was marked for the horse camp.

We dropped water where the trail crossed Cold Friday Road and again at the Pioneer Picnic Shelter. A third drop near the OIB would be nice if you didn't want to try filtering from the river but, I'm not sure how that would done.

Have fun and be safe.

trail running
5 days ago

trail was in good condition overall. bikers beware lots of trees (8-10) covering the trail. 5/19/18

5 days ago

Love the hiking here!

hiking
5 days ago

Lost of horse poop. Decent camping spots once you hit the lake.

Beautiful trail that is scenic. Terrain begins as mostly even then goes along side creeks and ravines. Multiple geocaches along the trail as well. Good for kids and leashed dogs.

Great trail, narrow path and plenty to look at, gorgeous old growth trees that you don’t see often in this area

mountain biking
6 days ago

All skill level trails from beginner to advanced. Geared for and maintained for more intermediate to advanced mtb’rs. Nice park, camping available.

Beautiful & just the right length to take my mom on her first hike. Most beautiful after a rainfall so one can see the waterfall in action.

The canyons were amazing! We had a lovely hike!

Very awesome hike with neat views. I took my puppy and ended up going 6 miles for 3 hours total. Two other people had dogs and both were off leash, so that was annoying. One was well trained but the other was obnoxious and got my dog too excited. Also passed by lots of backpackers and runners. Ended up with 4 ticks at the end, so watch out.

Great trail. Especially the quarry trail

Loved this trail!

Great trip to try out my backpack carrier for my 6 mo old. Nice trail very clean. Will definitely be back

Nice hike downhill and down stairs from the nature center towards the lake loop and back.

My husband and I stopped at a campsite in Hoosier on the way back from Shawnee and the camp host told us we HAD to hike this while we were in the area. She was right! This was an amazing hike and although the trail is on the shorter side, you can spend hours here checking out the caves, waterfalls, streams and rock formations. Unfortunately the falls were kind of a trickle when we were there, but that made the streams fairly dry which isolated little pools full of life, there were fish, crayfish, salamanders. Absolutely take the little optional loop halfway through which takes you to an awesome cave.

backpacking
7 days ago

I hated this trail. It was marked fine but terrain that could have easily been done with switchbacks was straight up and down. We did most of it in two days, but ended up hitching it out at our second water drop because the second shelter was closed due to logging. We didn't find out until we got to the first shelter.

hiking
7 days ago

Short trek to reach the beach. Nice mix of woods and the sandy dunes.

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