Route: Turkey Run State Park 5 Mile Challenge (IN)

Submitted by perkinsd on Sat, 12/12/2020 - 05:45pm
Indiana, US
5.5 mi
Vertical Gain
600 ft

Enjoy the perimeter hiking trails in Rocky Hollow-Falls Canyon Nature Preserve. You’ll traverse three canyons, climb a ladder, cross a suspension bridge, and see the park’s first steward’s home. Plan on 2-3 hours to complete the hike. Start at the Nature Center, which is the only source of water and bathrooms on the challenge. Portions of the hiking challenge may be impassable after large rainfalls. Complete the designated loop in one consecutive hike and take pictures of the highlighted locations along the way. Upon completion, show your pictures to park staff at the Turkey Run State Park Nature Center to earn a sticker for $1.

Total Distance: 5.56 miles Trails Used: 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 Includes about 1,500 man-made steps and 1 ladder. Please carry out all trash you produce in order to keep your park clean and beautiful for others to enjoy. Pro Tip: Hike the route clockwise so you go down the “140 steps” and do the most rugged sections first!

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