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Explore the best rated trails in Elwood, IN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Sweetser Switch Trail and Bicentennial Trail. With more than 55 trails covering 4115 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.
Took my dogs on this trail in the early evening in March 2023 and it was a great walk. Not many folks, and much of it was secluded in forest or with lakes on either side of the trail. I imagine it might be buggy in the summer, given all the water. Started in Westfield and went east. Will do it again.
This is one of my favorites. Well documented, and long ride without much stopping for cross traffic. Just make sure you have a lot of water on warm weather rides.
Will have to drive down to Peru trailhead and cycle north.
This trail is a classic example of short trails connected to longer and developed trails that allow access from neighboring areas. The trail is smooth with short access points along the way … it is open with most sections without tree cover and can get very hot during the Indiana summer ! This is the type of trail needed in many places in Indiana where small feeders trails bring residents out to longer and developed systems!
We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather on New Years Eve and rode the length of this trail. We rode to the trailhead on Zionsville Road and went North from there. As of 12/31/22, the trail is uninterrupted from Zionsville Rd to Heritage Trail Park. You can go a little further North but after you cross S 800 E it turns into what looks like a driveway and eventually ends. I presume this will continue in the future, you can tell where the rail used to be. The whole thing is paved and some if it new, some old. Most of the intersections either go under or over the crossings which was nice, you hardly had to stop anywhere. The restrooms at the Zionsville City Hall were immaculate, and they had a really cool bike repair station there. Overall, it's a fairly short segment but if you want to get in 10-12 miles round trip it's worth the ride!
The trail itself is lovely, mostly through farm fields and along a creek/ravine, with new asphalt and signage, and a crossing light at the busiest intersection. That being said, the trail is not complete as Illustrated in the map. The section bordered by N CR 600 W and W CR 700 N was not paved and is actually fenced-off. It appears that the land owners were unwilling to sell this to the trail association, Healthy Communities of Henry County. Also, there are no specified trailheads for parking and no port-o-pots.
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.
This is a great trail to help avoid the congested area of 146 street in Carmel/Westfield, especially if you are going east off the Monon trail. Also a great access toward Carmel High Athletic field using Greyhound pass trail.
If you like great scenery of this beautiful town, on a fast pace and comfortable ride- this is a ride for you. The roundabouts are easy to maneuver once you get use to them. Many bike friendly motorist in a town use to cyclist. Also darted with some fun short hills!
The ride was beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The creek was so nice and was nearby throughout the entire trail. Beautiful area
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.
Well maintained asphalt trail with woods and river scenery. Nice Bistro overlooking river in Lagro.
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