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Explore the best rated trails in Franklin, IN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Bicentennial Trail and 106th Street Path. With more than 56 trails covering 282 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

Hagan-Burke Trail

A nice bypass to north east Carmel

October, 2022 by dan.peterssccl

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.

106th Street Path

Smooth, wide & fun.

October, 2022 by dan.peterssccl

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!

Accordion

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

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.

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Colfax)

Thorntown to Colfax

September, 2022 by richit

Beautiful smooth ride. Visit the Carnegie Library. The ladies love biking visitors. Check out the historic Rosenberger Building also.

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.

Nickel Plate Trail (Indianapolis-Fishers-Noblesville)

Real nice ride

September, 2022 by lee.jamesb

5 miles and counting we began at 106th street and rode up to 146th Street, on the way back rode through Downtown Fishers and to the top of the parking garage, good fun, split off of the main trail and headed Back North on the old trail that follows the creek with lots of twists and turns. Great ride. Smooth all the way and very well maintained.

Midland Trace Trail

This trail is shaping up nicely

September, 2022 by lee.jamesb

We ride the Midland frequently, it has been updated through Westfield and now takes you East to connecting trails in Noblesville at State Road 32 & Hague Rd and to the Monon Trail Westerly with options to ride as far as Meijer Supermarket too. By joining the Monon you can ride as far as Sheridan, IN. This trail is in very good condition and has lots of shade and small wildlife .

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