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Explore the best rated trails in Columbus, IN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Bicentennial Trail and Limestone Greenway. With more than 34 trails covering 198 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Whitewater Canal Trail

Beautiful trail

November, 2022 by rg1957s

My wife and I rode this trail today and met a group of riders that maintains the trail. They were very friendly and I wanted to thank them for leaving the rails to trails magazine on my windshield. This is a very beautiful trail, with an historic village in the middle of the ride. The people involved with this trail should be very proud of the job they have done. I will be back in the summer and inviting others to experience the ride.

Sincerely
Rich & Mary

Fall Creek Trail (IN)

Beautiful

October, 2022 by jlhayden17

Beautiful

Fall Creek Trail (IN)

The ride was beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The creek was so nice and was nearby throughout the entire trail. Beautiful area

October, 2022 by jlhayden17

The ride was beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The creek was so nice and was nearby throughout the entire trail. Beautiful area

Accordion

Vandalia Trail

tough but fun

October, 2022 by cathyjobaker

Sunday, October 16, 2022, I parked at the Greencastle trail head, then proceeded to ride all the way to Amo, which was roughly 11.6 miles. I visited the Amo general store (ice cream not open yet, boo!) for a snack, then biked all the way back to Greencastle.
It was a gorgeous fall day, fortunately. However, riding on gravel is not the easiest way to go, even when it's a little packed down. I was so happy to get to the paved portion of this trail!
All told, I enjoyed my adventure. There were places when I had to dodge walnuts, hickory nuts and the like strewn in the pathway but that was part of the show. As the day was extremely windy, going through the open fields was loud! In some places the trees formed a lovely canopy. There were numerous places to rest, and the bathrooms at the Amo trail head were clean and large enough to accommodate my bike so I didn't have to worry about locking it up while I used the restroom. I didn't use the restrooms in Coatesville. They're probably as well kept.
It had been a couple months since I'd been out on my bike for a long ride, and in places, my rear end was feeling, so on the return trip I stopped to walk and push the bike to give my bottom a break. Other riders who passed slowed down to make sure I was okay. I appreciated that.
I definitely recommend this trail and hope to ride it again.

Clear Creek Trail (IN)

Great Trail

October, 2022 by keithstbr

Have ridden this trail several times recently. Lots of shade, mainly flat and very safe. A great quick ride with nice scenery.

Monon Trail

Inline skated from Grand Park north to the end of the trail - the path is wide, smooth, and not crowded. Then turned around and skated through Carmel, down to 86th. it gets crowded near Carmel, but the path is in great condition all the way.

September, 2022 by blommer.mike

Inline skated from Grand Park north to the end of the trail - the path is wide, smooth, and not crowded. Then turned around and skated through Carmel, down to 86th. it gets crowded near Carmel, but the path is in great condition all the way.

Monon Trail

Go North for some room to breathe

September, 2022 by lee.jamesb

Today we rode North from Grand Park in Westfield to Sheridan, IN and it was outstanding. Great pavement, smooth and wide all the way, it bumps up a bit 1/4 mile from the end of the line but not too bad really. Some really nice scenery and some old phone poles tucked in amongst the trees. Shade almost all the way too. A total treat.

B&O Trail

B&O Blast!!

September, 2022 by m.landau2685

Today was my first time on the B&O trail. I have always wanted to ride it since I was a teenager, the section of the trail that goes from Raceway to Tansel was right down the street from my grandmas house but back then a mountain bike would have been required and I don't think Gravel bikes were a thing yet. Ended up doing two end to end trips today and had an absolute blast, the squirrels were not to pleased with me though.

Monon Trail

nice pavement

September, 2022 by b4ss95xpfk

Way to crowded, bit boring

Limestone Greenway

Our Favorite

September, 2022 by dexter.elkins

My wife and I walk this trail several times a week and love it! It is mostly shaded and is a great place for walking, running, or riding a bike. It is a beautiful area, and very enjoyable.

Pennsy Trail

Nice Trail

August, 2022 by b4ss95xpfk

Did this trail last Friday with Jim from EZbike Rental and his group of riders. We went from Cumberland to Irvington for a cocktail and had an evening ride back to EZbike. Very nice time, Jim is great and knowledgeable if you in the market for Electric bikes.

Vandalia Trail

Great Trail

July, 2022 by b4ss95xpfk

Enjoyed this very much, lots of shady spots, very peaceful and pretty Indiana Farmland. Did the full trail round trip starting in Amo. We had our fat tire rad power bikes to help the old girls along and it was great!!! Very sore after 23 miles even with the pedal assist.

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