Great Outdoors

Turkey Run trail earns top billing in Midwest Living magazine


MARSHALL — Turkey Run State Park’s Trail 3 was recently named the Midwest’s Best Hike in Midwest Living’s annual Best of the Midwest list.

The magazine tabbed Trail 3 from the 11 in the state park near Marshall in Parke County, which features sandstone cliffs and hemlock groves.

The 1.7-mile trail is a relatively rugged trek that traces a riverbed. Rock formations, waterfalls and glacial potholes provide scenic highlights before hikers climb out of the canyon via wooden ladders. Trail 3 hikers are advised to wear shoes they don’t mind getting wet.

For more details on Midwest Living’s awards and how they were determined, see

Turkey Run State Park ( is at 8121 E. Park Road, Marshall.