This section of the Cardinal Greenway, from Losantville to Richmond, completes the plans for the longest rail-trail in Indiana that stretches more than 60 miles from Marion to Richmond along the former CSX railroad corridor. The greenway takes its name from the Cardinal, the passenger train that regularly ran the route. The pathway is also part of the American Discovery Trail, a 6,000-mile coast-to-coast route.
The trail begins at S. Main Street in southern Losantville. From here, you can continue south to Richmond, or head north on the 27-mile Muncie Section
. If you choose the southern route, you can pick up the 3-mile trail
that bisects Richmond at the end of your journey.
Views along the way will primarily be rural countryside and you'll travel through the small towns of Economy, Williamsburg and Webster. If Economy sounds familiar, it's because Stephen King featured the community in his popular novel The Stand
At the northern end, parking is available at the Losantville Trailhead on S. Main Street. Parking is also available on the trail's southern end, off Industries Road.
My wife and I rode 35 miles on the trail beginning just south of Losantville and turned around near Richmond. This section is new and well designed, but I found the northern section from between Losantville and Muncie to be more enjoyable. Several rest ...
This section of the Cardinal Greenway is pretty much a flat and unchallenging ride. What towns are along the way are glanced at from a railroad right-of-way that stayed on the outskirts of even these small towns.
Access points feature ample parking. ...