Hiking Crevice Rock
The first part of this hike is a moderate 1.4-mile trail that offers beautiful views of the stone cliffs and excellent views of Sugar Creek in Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana.
My husband’s co-worker Brice, told us about this state park and I put it on the list to make a quick stop off on our travel to Tennessee. Brice was spot on when he told my husband I would love this place.
We had enough time to check out trail number 10 that leads you through crevice rock and the camel’s back. Nice hike with steps, some wooden walkways and leads you to Rocky Hollow.
Here, I thought to myself the wooden walkway that led us around the first part of the loop by the suspension bridge was spectacular.
I couldn’t imagine that the hike could get any better.
Bright green moss covered rocks line the pathways. The trees and plants competing with the rocky landscape create some interesting views.
After following the wooden walkway loop you have a choice to explore the inter rocky hollow. There are no walkways, it is rugged, stone covered weaving and uneven ground suddenly becomes the norm.
It is a little muddy and extremely slippery after a fresh rain. Wasn’t gonna let it stop me, I was up for exploring.
I would imagine this valley area holds a fair amount of water in the spring. My husband and I rock hoped to explore the area, trying to keep our shoes as clean as possible.
Twice, the slippery mud almost made me take a digger. At one point, I felt my shoes instantly become cross country ski’s. Plowing me straight head, threw the thick mud. So, much for clean shoes 🙂
Wishing that we would have left additional time to explore here. I only left us an hour and a half of time on this trip before we had to push on.
I could have EASILY spend the day hiking and exploring.
Standing under the massive rocky cliffs in pretty awesome. In the back of my mind I was always thinking the rocks at the bottom had to come from somewhere above – so I should proceed with caution.
Some plant life competes with the rocky environment and moss.
We have had only covered a small sliver of this park. We were about half way through this trail area when we had to turn back to head for the car. At this point, I was almost crying. I’d love to have stayed! Although, our reserved room for the next two days wasn’t in this area.
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I will be back! That is a promise. Pictures taken of this area would NEVER, EVER do this place justice. If you enjoy nature and hiking this is one must see park.
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