Madison, IN Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Madison, IN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Big Four Bridge and Shaker Trace Trail. With more than 11 trails covering 92 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.

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Length
Surfaces
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Aero Parkway Bicycle Trail

2.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Amos Road Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Big Four Bridge

0.5 mi
State: IN, KY
Concrete

Clarksville Heritage Trail

1.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Columbus People Trail

15.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Heritage Trail of Madison

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

2.5 mi
State: IN, KY
Asphalt

Louisville Loop

50.51 mi
State: KY
Asphalt, Concrete

Ohio River Greenway

2.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Progress Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Shaker Trace Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wetherington Boulevard Trail

1.4 mi
State: KY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This shared use path may only be 2.3 miles long, but it is appreciated by residents in Florence as a place to exercise. It travels alongside Aero Parkway, which borders the Cincinnati/ Northern...
KY 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Amos Road Trail contributes a mile to Shelbyville's growing trail network. The trail is located in the southern reaches of the city. It is a flat shared-use path on the side of Amos Road, taking...
IN 1 mi Asphalt
The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s...
IN, KY 0.5 mi Concrete
The Clarksville Heritage Trail links the residential heart of Clarksville, Indiana, with its growing trail system and two local parks. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Dinky Line railroad...
IN 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Columbus People Trail offers an easy and convenient way for residents in this small Indiana city to get around by bike or on foot. The network comprises more than 15 miles of sidewalks, on-road...
IN 15.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...
IN 5.4 mi Asphalt
The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....
IN 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles...
IN, KY 2.5 mi Asphalt
In the 1890s, pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. envisioned large community parks connected to the neighborhoods of Louisville via “ribbons of green.” His tree-lined parkways...
KY 50.51 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Ohio River Greenway (formerly known as the Clarksville Levee Trail) winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water....
IN 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Progress Parkway Trail is a flat, hardtop shared-use path running along the east edge of Shelbyville, Indiana. Despite its name, the trail actually starts along Lee Boulevard, on the east edge of...
IN 4 mi Asphalt
The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...
OH 7.8 mi Asphalt
This smooth asphalt path on the side of Wetherington Boulevard invites residents of the nearby communities out for fitness and recreation. The trail stretches from US 42 to Mt. Zion Road and connects...
KY 1.4 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Shaker Trace Trail

OH - 7.8 miles

The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...

Clarksville Heritage Trail

IN - 1.6 miles

The Clarksville Heritage Trail links the residential heart of Clarksville, Indiana, with its growing trail system and two local parks. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Dinky Line railroad...

Amos Road Trail

IN - 1 miles

The Amos Road Trail contributes a mile to Shelbyville's growing trail network. The trail is located in the southern reaches of the city. It is a flat shared-use path on the side of Amos Road, taking...

Louisville Loop

KY - 50.51 miles

In the 1890s, pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. envisioned large community parks connected to the neighborhoods of Louisville via “ribbons of green.” His tree-lined parkways...

Accordion

Aero Parkway Bicycle Trail

KY - 2.3 miles

This shared use path may only be 2.3 miles long, but it is appreciated by residents in Florence as a place to exercise. It travels alongside Aero Parkway, which borders the Cincinnati/ Northern...

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

IN,KY - 2.5 miles

This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles...

Wetherington Boulevard Trail

KY - 1.4 miles

This smooth asphalt path on the side of Wetherington Boulevard invites residents of the nearby communities out for fitness and recreation. The trail stretches from US 42 to Mt. Zion Road and connects...

Progress Parkway Trail

IN - 4 miles

The Progress Parkway Trail is a flat, hardtop shared-use path running along the east edge of Shelbyville, Indiana. Despite its name, the trail actually starts along Lee Boulevard, on the east edge of...

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

IN - 5.4 miles

The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...

Columbus People Trail

IN - 15.7 miles

The Columbus People Trail offers an easy and convenient way for residents in this small Indiana city to get around by bike or on foot. The network comprises more than 15 miles of sidewalks, on-road...

Big Four Bridge

IN,KY - 0.5 miles

The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s...

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Ohio River Greenway

IN - 2.7 miles

The Ohio River Greenway (formerly known as the Clarksville Levee Trail) winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water....

Shaker Trace Trail

OH - 7.8 miles

The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...

Amos Road Trail

IN - 1 miles

The Amos Road Trail contributes a mile to Shelbyville's growing trail network. The trail is located in the southern reaches of the city. It is a flat shared-use path on the side of Amos Road, taking...

Louisville Loop

KY - 50.51 miles

In the 1890s, pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. envisioned large community parks connected to the neighborhoods of Louisville via “ribbons of green.” His tree-lined parkways...

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

IN,KY - 2.5 miles

This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles...

Accordion

Big Four Bridge

IN,KY - 0.5 miles

The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s...

Progress Parkway Trail

IN - 4 miles

The Progress Parkway Trail is a flat, hardtop shared-use path running along the east edge of Shelbyville, Indiana. Despite its name, the trail actually starts along Lee Boulevard, on the east edge of...

Columbus People Trail

IN - 15.7 miles

The Columbus People Trail offers an easy and convenient way for residents in this small Indiana city to get around by bike or on foot. The network comprises more than 15 miles of sidewalks, on-road...

Wetherington Boulevard Trail

KY - 1.4 miles

This smooth asphalt path on the side of Wetherington Boulevard invites residents of the nearby communities out for fitness and recreation. The trail stretches from US 42 to Mt. Zion Road and connects...

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

IN - 5.4 miles

The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...

Ohio River Greenway

IN - 2.7 miles

The Ohio River Greenway (formerly known as the Clarksville Levee Trail) winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water....

Aero Parkway Bicycle Trail

KY - 2.3 miles

This shared use path may only be 2.3 miles long, but it is appreciated by residents in Florence as a place to exercise. It travels alongside Aero Parkway, which borders the Cincinnati/ Northern...

Clarksville Heritage Trail

IN - 1.6 miles

The Clarksville Heritage Trail links the residential heart of Clarksville, Indiana, with its growing trail system and two local parks. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Dinky Line railroad...

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Amos Road Trail

IN - 1 miles

The Amos Road Trail contributes a mile to Shelbyville's growing trail network. The trail is located in the southern reaches of the city. It is a flat shared-use path on the side of Amos Road, taking...

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Clarksville Heritage Trail

IN - 1.6 miles

The Clarksville Heritage Trail links the residential heart of Clarksville, Indiana, with its growing trail system and two local parks. The trail, which occupies an abandoned Dinky Line railroad...

Wetherington Boulevard Trail

KY - 1.4 miles

This smooth asphalt path on the side of Wetherington Boulevard invites residents of the nearby communities out for fitness and recreation. The trail stretches from US 42 to Mt. Zion Road and connects...

Accordion

Ohio River Greenway

IN - 2.7 miles

The Ohio River Greenway (formerly known as the Clarksville Levee Trail) winds through Clarksville, Indiana, on top of the levees designed to hold back the Ohio River in the event of rising water....

Louisville Loop

KY - 50.51 miles

In the 1890s, pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. envisioned large community parks connected to the neighborhoods of Louisville via “ribbons of green.” His tree-lined parkways...

Big Four Bridge

IN,KY - 0.5 miles

The Big Four Bridge links Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the majestic Ohio River, once described by Thomas Jefferson as “the most beautiful river on Earth.” The bridge’s...

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

IN,KY - 2.5 miles

This multipurpose trail provides a safe, non-motorized alternative to cross the Ohio River between Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. The two-lane paved trail actually starts 1.4 miles...

Columbus People Trail

IN - 15.7 miles

The Columbus People Trail offers an easy and convenient way for residents in this small Indiana city to get around by bike or on foot. The network comprises more than 15 miles of sidewalks, on-road...

Shaker Trace Trail

OH - 7.8 miles

The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...

Aero Parkway Bicycle Trail

KY - 2.3 miles

This shared use path may only be 2.3 miles long, but it is appreciated by residents in Florence as a place to exercise. It travels alongside Aero Parkway, which borders the Cincinnati/ Northern...

Progress Parkway Trail

IN - 4 miles

The Progress Parkway Trail is a flat, hardtop shared-use path running along the east edge of Shelbyville, Indiana. Despite its name, the trail actually starts along Lee Boulevard, on the east edge of...

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

IN - 5.4 miles

The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...

Recent Trail Reviews

Heritage Trail of Madison

Local treasure, 5 STARS!!!

October, 2020 by nina.a.campbell.5

We love our Heritage Trail in Madison! Bob Greene does am excellent job keeping it up too! It's one of a few paths that will take you from the hilltop to historic downtown, one of the longest stretches of historic buildings in the US. It is super steep and hard to get back up, but if you're doing some cardio training, it's great. Going up the trail there are about 4 benches to rest on. I can usually get the kids up it using those. It has so many different and fun ways to hike it. You can continue following the railway tracks and go along the river all the way to the Madison-Milton Bridge and back again. You can go down it, then head up the old tracks back to the hilltop or you can also go down it, then head west and hook up with Clifty Falls SP. So many options!

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

Wide paved trail, fairly flat, lots of benches and restrooms. Even a dog park! View of the Ohio River and tug boats along sections of the trail. Beautiful trees through the trail. A definite do again trail!

October, 2020 by sandy.atkins51

Wide paved trail, fairly flat, lots of benches and restrooms. Even a dog park! View of the Ohio River and tug boats along sections of the trail. Beautiful trees through the trail. A definite do again trail!

Heritage Trail of Madison

Heritage Trail Madison, Indiana

September, 2020 by jypsey.diane

Very nice trail! It has a steep incline so it might be difficult for children, strollers or those not in good shape.

Accordion

Louisville Loop

Fantastic!

September, 2020 by mcclurea6

We started at Pope Lick Park entrance, went to Broad Run Park, and then back, around 21 miles. The trail was either paved asphalt or concrete slabs. There were several bridges that crossed over the river. Several places to stop and use the bathroom. This app says there are bathrooms at Broad Run, but if there were, we could not find them and there were no signs, so we went back to the silo and used the restrooms there.

Shaker Trace Trail

Great ride

August, 2020 by johnson_assc

My wife and I are wanting to be outside and get some exercise. Riding this trail does the trick. Not to hilly but enough of a challenge for us. You ride through some nice woods and several fields. I think we saw about 25 rabbits on the trail last night. We also saw a turkey earlier this week. I should add that we are starting around 7pm so the trail is not to busy but it is still being used by lots of people. It is very clean and as I said a good ride.

Columbus People Trail

Very frustrating and disappointing day

August, 2020 by julie.dwenger

This trail has a lot of potential so for the life of me I can't understand why the city of Columbus doesn't take advantage of it more by making tweaks that seem so simple to me. There are probably some restaurants along the way but I couldn't look for them I was so busy trying to figure out where the h*** I was supposed to go without getting hit by a car. Parts of this trail are very nice but it's disconnected at numerous points along the way and there is no signage whatsoever for guidance. Absolutely NO SIGNAGE AT ALL. ANYWHERE. You can wind up taking a wrong turn because this trail intersects with others, as we did, and take your $2000 bike into a mudslide area, as we did. And if it's rained at all before your visit, plan on a swampy ride. If you are a local it might be okay, but if you aren't and are looking for a nice ride, I'd go somewhere else. Not impressed. We won't be back.

Columbus People Trail

Columbus

June, 2020 by patrickhconnor

Great peaceful ride around Columbus. When not on trail, the path is on quiet city streets. The only small issue is on the south end of trail because you need to cross some busy city streets.

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

Interesting Architecture Good River View

May, 2020 by riordanmj

With some steady uphills at both ends, this is a walk that shouldn’t be too difficult. The approaches are asphalt, all the bridge surfaces are concrete so it’s not forgiving at all. Obviously there is no real shade, so choose your time wisely. Bring hydration and sunscreen! From parking area to parking area is about 2.5 miles so you can get a 5 mile round trip. Busy at times with bikes, runners and walkers, but it’s wide enough you don’t feel crowded. Traffic noise is very loud unfortunately given the amount of truck traffic.

Louisville Loop

Support the loop

February, 2020 by hel_l3rook351

My dog and I have completed every bit of this loop that has been completed. We have a picture of every mile marker I will never forget doing this with my dog. I don’t thank he will get to see it be completed nor will l

Ohio River Greenway

Very nice bike path

January, 2020 by mjdriverrat

We started at the Ohio River Green Way sign parking lot east of Falls Of the Ohio State Park. There's a pretty steep grade after crossing the road then a gradual decline as the path follows the top of the levee for quite a distance. The path is paved and in perfect condition with some interesting points of interest along the way. Highly recommended!

Lewis and Clark Bridge Trail

A great start!

December, 2019 by greenfatburner

Kudos to the folks that designed this addition to the Lewis & Clark Bridge. A great way to connect Indiana and Kentucky for more cycling/hiking possibilities. I rode across at night and look forward to riding it during the day to really take in the scenery. Hope they expand on this beautiful trail riding it in

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

Fun...but

October, 2019 by amerlo2mmm

Most of the trail is nice with the beauty of nature, flat pavement, fun tunnels and bridges. All that is nice for the family. But it would be better if it were all connected without having to go on the road. That part scared my 9 year old. Otherwise, It was nice to get ice cream in Aurora and there’s a strongs pizza right by the lawrenceburg trailhead. And parking is free and plentiful.

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