Crawfordsville Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Crawfordsville, IN, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Lafayette Linear Park and Bicentennial Trail . With more than 57 trails covering 274 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

Pennsy Trail

quad or roller skating - perfect

March, 2024 by keepingthepiece

I thoroughly entire skating this trail. There are multiple sports to park and enter the trail. The trail has some uneven places, but is mostly an easy and relatively flat trail. I entered at mile marker 1, skated to the end, turned around and started to the other end, then back to my car. My total was 5.16 miles.

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Colfax)

Solitary Ride

February, 2024 by sweetcat

Cycled from the trailhead at outside of Lebanon at Ralston to Colfax. It was a bit windy but such a lovely day! The trail has some bumps and ridges in several places but these tend to be grouped in segments and then you get to smooth sections and can get some good roll. We saw very few people and only two other cyclists. Once you get a away from the trailhead on Ralston the trail is quiet and you can enjoy zipping along and seeing the trees and fields. There are some creeks and bridge crossings. When you get to Thorntown the trail appears to deadend on a street with a gravel path across from you. Turn LEFT go down the street and turn right , you will see a blue bench labeled for the BIG FOUR. Follow along the street and you will look and cross to the left by the Lions Clin Oavikkion. FoRide the sidewalk until you link back up onto the trail on your way to Colfax.

146th Street Trail

Not Really A Trail

February, 2024 by sweetcat

This is more a sidewalk. It is a miserable ride at best. As others mentioned you are right beside a very busy road - dirt, debris and noise. You are also are at constant risk from the many neighborhood entrances you must cross. It is not a route to ride for fun or enjoyment. Ride this only if you need to get somewhere and want to be a tiny bit safer than riding on the busy street.


Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Beautiful but not great for quad skating

February, 2024 by keepingthepiece

I’ve skated this trail a few times. It’s so beautiful for the eyes, but the texture of the path is terrible for skates. Even with the softest wheels on the market, the constant rough bumps are not fun. There’s never a break. It goes from bad to worse, then back again. We still skate it for the view, but it sure would be nice if it was smooth. We enjoy the river views, the canal, the swan boats, and the steam lock outside the museum.

White River Greenway Trail (Martinsville)

lovely skating trail by the water

February, 2024 by keepingthepiece

This trail at Waverly Park is great fun on quad skates. There are lots of obstacles like sticks, rocks, seeds, acorns, lifted cracks, rough wooden bridge, bicyclists, and lots of walkers with dogs. Everyone on the trail outs really nice and considerate. There are tons of places to stop and see the gorgeous White River. There are picnic tables of you want to bring a picnic. My skate tracker app clocks the trail at a little over 4.25 miles if you go so the way foam and back to the parking lot.

Nickel Plate Trail (Indianapolis-Fishers-Noblesville)

NPT expansion (Noblesville)

November, 2023 by oliver.strobel

The trail in Noblesville is now open from 146th ST to Pleasant Street. To cross 146th ST, do so at the cross walk light at Herriman Blvd, which is just east of the Nickel PlateTrail (NPT). This short section of the NPT is also quite nice, wooded and feels remote as it parallels the White River. The two repurposed train bridges cross Allisonville Road and Stony Creek.

Big 4 Trail (Whitestown)

This segment is now connected to Zionsville. Great progress!

October, 2023 by aringtonjw64

This segment is now connected to Zionsville. Great progress!

Big-4 Rail Trail (Zionsville)

Trail is now connected to Whitestown segment and Whitestown has been extended out to CR 500E. Great progress!

October, 2023 by aringtonjw64

Trail is now connected to Whitestown segment and Whitestown has been extended out to CR 500E. Great progress!

B&O Trail

Great to see the added length in Hendricks county.

October, 2023 by kjr46112

Great to see the added length in Hendricks county.

Industrial Heritage Trail

Awesome Bike Trail with AMENITIES!!

October, 2023 by gregmclochlin

My first time, on this really fun trail. I went from the NorthSide Kokomo trailhead (where hwy 931 meets hwy 35, (portable potties available) to downtown and back, took about an hour, past really cool old factories, rails on the side, and what looked like fun bars to stop at, for instance, a brewery in a former train station converted into restaurants! Also many other LOCAL BARS and EATERIES!! Very smooth trail, not a lot of shade, so a beautiful ride on a cool sunny day for me! THANKS KOKOMO for the INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TRAIL!!

Franciscan Trail

Great Roller- Skating Trail

October, 2023 by keepingthepiece

I skated this trail on quads and absolutely loved it. There’s a variety of slopes and flats, nice scenery, and smooth terrain. Bridges are a little annoying because my skates won’t roll them - way too uneven and bumpy, but the railings are stout and I pulled myself across easily enough. Kids enjoyed it on bikes and scooters.

Sugar Creek Trail


September, 2023 by gregmclochlin

The trail now goes over the creek, on a pedestrian bridge. Saw VERY FEW others on this neat fun rail to trail. There are ‘easy’ hills on the eastern trail, pretty flat otherwise. GREAT COOL SHADE almost all the way!

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