The Vandalia Trail is part of the National Road Heritage Trail, a proposed border-to-border trail stretching between Terra Haute and Richmond, Indiana, a span of more than 150 miles. Much of the NRHT occupies part of the former Pennsylvania Railroad corridor, which closely parallels the Historic National Road.
The Vandalia Trail is composed of disconnected segments between Greencastle and Plainfield
. In Greencastle, the trail is called People Pathways
In the CoatesvillAmo area, the Vandalia trail follows a mostly wooded corridor through farmland for 3 miles along the old rail bed between the two towns. Along the way you'll get a nice view from the elevated rail bed leading up to the trestle 30 feet above Crittenden Creek. A separated, fully shaded horse trail parallels the main path, and there is a hitch rail at Crittenden Creek. A shorter segment stretches west of Coatesville (in Putnam County) between CR N 875 E Road and CR N 750 E Road. The corridor between the two segments is passable but not yet developed.
Picnic tables are about 0.25 mile from Amo and at Crittenden Creek and Coatesville.