The Historic Collett Park Pathway begins on the northern end of the Indiana State University campus, where it connects to the National Road Heritage Trail
, a proposed border-to-border route stretching between Terra Haute and Richmond.
From there, it continues north through downtown along 6th Street for most of its journey. Along the way, it crosses the Union Hospital Health Group campus and runs adjacent to Ouabache Elementary School. At its north end lies Collett Park, dedicated in 1883 and listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The park offers modern amenities such as restrooms, a playground, tennis courts, horseshoe pits and athletic fields.
Parking is available at the trail's northern end in Collett Park (off Collett Park Road) and Ouabache Elementary School (501 Maple Avenue).