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Explore the best rated trails in Decatur, IN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Sweetser Switch Trail and Union City Gateway Trail. With more than 23 trails covering 3972 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

Pufferbelly Trail

Great trail with new extension on its way

March, 2023 by charleshire

Trail is great for shaded run on warm days and wind protected run on cold days. Trail is 5 miles long with an additional 1.5 mile Solomon Farm Loop attached. Parking spaces located near the YMCA put you in the middle of the 5 mile trail and where the 1.5 mile Loop connects, providing a great spot to re-hydrate at your vehicle as you run North, then South, then the Loop to train for Half-marathon.

Cardinal Greenway

First ride on the Cardinal Greenway Oct.,2022

December, 2022 by cwiokster

In the last week of October 2022, while heading to N. VA. to attend a hobby
show, I decided to bring along the bike to sample some bike trails along the way.
First stop was Richmond IN, southern terminus of the Cardinal Greenway,
another Rail-Trail Hall of Fame trail [My 4th]. It reminded Me of the Tanglefoot
Trail a bit, due to the rural region, only instead of cotton & soybeans, the crop
is corn. Quite a bit of harvesting going on. Saw lots of Fall foliage as well; a
bonus of riding there during this time of year. [Peak "Leaf Peeping" season].
Oct 24 I rode the stretch from Richmond to Losantville & back [50 miles].
Oct 25 I rode from Losantville to Muncie & back [36 miles]. I ran into some
construction near the Depot Trailhead in Muncie, so cut the ride short there,
as rain also threatened. (A detour was possible, but unsigned; too bad.)
Overall I really enjoyed this trail; very light grades made for an easy peddle.
The route parallels US 35 so trailhead access is easy, with plenty of rest stops,
though only a few have water available, so bring a good supply to start. Will return
to do the northern portion next year.

Wabash River Trail

beautiful river trail

October, 2022 by rogerpedwards

Well maintained asphalt trail with woods and river scenery. Nice Bistro overlooking river in Lagro.


Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

Not paved

October, 2022 by rdhemm63

We live just 20 miles from this path. And did it for the first time yesterday. We did New Breman to St Marys. Started out beautiful but a mile out of town we lost the path. Only to find out it is a grass path between the canal and a corn field. Would be beautiful quiet walking path. But for sure not for bikes. We cut around and did some back roads and tried again further north. But the whole way from NB to SM is grass. May need to check out further south.

Wabash River Trail

Beautiful Trail with Lovely Bridges

August, 2022 by ebhostetler

We began at the Hill St. Trailhead and rode into Lagro, then back to the west end of Wabash. There were rest rooms at three areas of Wabash (not Hill St.) and in Lagro. It was a good mixture of terrains and scenery, with the Wabash town being prettiest. The next time we will not go up the hill and into Lagro: we had to push our bikes up the hill, and we didn't like the .6 mile gap on shared road into Lagro.


favorite indiana trail system

August, 2022 by bradtollefson

We parked at East Winney park which allowed us to return to our car between doing branches of the trail. There are no bathrooms there, but there are plenty full service restrooms along the trail. We did the entire trail and adding in the side parks you can optionally do and a brief detour for lunch we ended up with 75 miles. I think if you stuck to the trails themselves you'd be looking at around 50-55 miles. Our favorite path was the one going east to New Haven as that path is the most secluded and follows the river which is visible for most of the way. What is particularly nice is that these are not straight boring rail trails through corn fields. There is a lot of variety and distractions along the way. There are a few short bits in town that are a bit trafficy but they're quickly forgotton as most of the ride is along the river and through parks.

Great American Rail-Trail

A nice ride. The hub is a good place to start.

August, 2022 by jodieo1

A nice ride. The hub is a good place to start.

Wabash River Trail

Awesome trail very well maintained. Bonus is town of Wabash has a lot to do also

July, 2022 by petedavide

Awesome trail very well maintained. Bonus is town of Wabash has a lot to do also

Fishing Line Trail


July, 2022 by lifebehindbars

First time on the trail.
Love the tunnel of trees!
The hidden switchbacks can sneak up on you.
Wish the trail was much longer than 7.7

Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Pleasant and Calming. Nice Short Trail

July, 2022 by bentriderken

This isn't one of the greatest scenic trails but it does have unique beauty if you look close enough. The best feature is the wetland the borders one side of some of the trail. While we didn't see much wildlife, meadow flowers were in bloom. There is a boardwalk overlook with many hibiscus in full bloom. We went in mid July. More people were riding on a Monday morning than we expected. The surface was great.

Cardinal Greenway

Webster to Economy round trip!

July, 2022 by gritchison

Very nice. Round trip was a little over 12 miles. Trail very well maintained. We do sections of the trail. Highly recommend!

White River Greenway (Muncie)

A bit hilly with some wildlife and lots of geese poop

July, 2022 by camarsh

We parked at the western point of this trail near White River Blvd. There is a small parking area with benches and a cool stone "map" of the trail, with sculptures carved in depicting the animals you might see on your journey. The wildlife did not disappoint! We saw turtles of all shapes and sizes basking on the various rocks along the river. We also saw rabbits, cranes, and...geese.

The locals joke about the invasive geese along the White River. We did not have any problems with them - but I can see where they could potentially block the path if a large gaggle of them starts moving. The major issue was the POOP. We joked that it felt like playing Minesweeper. Time to invest on some mudflaps for your bike if you intend to ride on a rainy day through here.

We also encountered a lot of fireworks trash and an area under the bridge that appeared to be a party hangout or former homeless camp.

There are several gentle rolling hills that are in close proximity to each other that make this trail a little more difficult than the relatively flat expanses of the Cardinal Greenway or the Monon.

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