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Explore the best rated trails in Elkhart, IN, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Mishawaka Riverwalk and Granger Paths . With more than 51 trails covering 4016 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

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

November, 2023 by thejake91739

In my quest to ride my bike in all fifty states,I drove over 2,000 miles from southern California to ride thirty-four miles on this trail in early October. I was not disappointed! This is truly a five star trail, the quintessential Rails-to-Trails experience! There aren't enough superlatives to describe this trail!

In simplest terms, this curvy trail through the Indiana countryside made this sixty-eight year old guy happy. I realized I was actually smiling as I pedaled through the woods upon a carpet of golden brown leaves. The corn fields are amazing, as are the farms and their pastures of grazing horses, cows, and sheep.

I especially enjoyed my interactions with the friendly Amish community. Whether on their bikes, walking, in their yards, or passing by and waving from their horse drawn carriages, they comprised at least 75% of the people I encountered. I think the trail should be nicknamed "The Amish Trail" in their honor. There sure as heck aren't any pumpkins!

Elkhart County, you are to be commended, and your trail deserves Hall of Fame status!

Granger Paths

side walks to everywhere

October, 2023 by jrm2024

This is a great bike path to connect the community and keep children out of street.

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Unique Trail

October, 2023 by jim_harding45

I biked the trail from Middlebury to Shipshewana. It was a beautiful ride through Amish country. However, the trail itself was nice and flat, but was peppered with horse manure, and very buggy! In addition, it was very heavily used which made the ride much less relaxing than others. Keep in mind, the access to amenities is limited in on Sundays, so riding the Pumpkinvine take a little planning. Otherwise, enjoy the meandering trail some of the best of what Indiana has to offer!

Accordion

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Beautiful trail

September, 2023 by jgabos

Very nice, well maintained. Great great trail for getting the miles in. Shipshewana to Goshen is as good as it gets. Coming back...whew, mostly entirely uphill to varying degrees. I'll be back in the fall for the colors.

Nickel Plate Trail

Started in Rochester - Beautiful Ride

September, 2023 by cecelia.lapointe

Started in Rochester and went 10 miles out and back for a 20 miler. A beautiful ride! The crossings can be hard to see because of the angle of the road crossings. Other than that, there is a beautiful creek just after Birmingham heading south. I live in Michigan but would love to do this trail in its entirety in the future! I appreciate the friendly people of Rochester, IN, for giving me insight on the trail, etc!

Nickel Plate Trail

Beautiful Ride on the Nickel Plate

September, 2023 by 7n9dcnvzcq

Rode segment between Bunker Hill and Denver. Riding thru Peru is very easy with more trail recently added along the Wabash River ( then Canal Street NE, left on Water Street, left on Harrison Avenue, left on Lovers Lane to the trail). Trail has a nice tree canopy. Several ice cream shops to choose from in Peru (East side Double Dip and South Side Scoops both very good). Good pizza at DeAngelos in Denver.

Blue River Trail

Calm, Meandering walk about.

August, 2023 by 6bz2nxbzs8

Other than having issues finding the trailhead parking (more of a Waze issue than anything to do with the tail) it was a lovely little hike. Well maintained pavement made for a nice leisurely stroll. The only down side is that the views are mostly chain-link fencing and the backside of commercial/industrial sites. That being said, it was still a wonderful way to get the daysday’s steps in.

Fishing Line Trail

Was on this trail for the first time and definitely won't be my last time. This tree covered trail is beautiful and definitely not busy. The asphalt trail is very smooth for cyclists. And the amount of Porta potties is a plus.

August, 2023 by tommysutter

Was on this trail for the first time and definitely won't be my last time. This tree covered trail is beautiful and definitely not busy. The asphalt trail is very smooth for cyclists. And the amount of Porta potties is a plus.

Fishing Line Trail

1st time on the trail

July, 2023 by bobertrowe

Trail was great! Tons of shade couldn’t even tell it was 90 degrees out!

Fishing Line Trail

fishing line trail from Rome city to Kendallville

July, 2023 by johnberger113

Great trail. We took this trail from Rome city to Kendallville for some lunch. Trail has lots of shade and is not busy. Watch this link of my ride https://youtu.be/r5RwB1tcyKY

Angola Trail

Pokagon State park to Commons park

July, 2023 by johnberger113

Great trail especially riding e-bikes since part of the trail is hilly. Ice cream, yogurt, and food found along the way. Riding to Commons park puts you just east of downtown Angola. Very clean restrooms at the park. Check out this link to watch my ride of the trail https://youtu.be/BSH6-eiC3kQ

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Fabulous

July, 2023 by mccurdy.john

My son and I just returned from riding the Pumpkinvine for the first time, and it did not disappoint. The word to best describe it would be bucolic.

The trails is great, the scenery is great (especially Krider's Garden in Mulberry), and it's nice to be among the Amish and learn more about their lifestyle.

Highly recommend!

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