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Explore the best rated trails in Peru, IN, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Erie Rail-Trail and Sweetser Switch Trail . With more than 32 trails covering 4014 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

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Colfax)

Nice Solitary Ride!

June, 2024 by gregmclochlin

I’m an EBiker, and LOVE the solitude! Smooth, paved trail with very short paths invaded by fairly low tree roots. I stopped for lunch at STOOKLEYS which I HIGHLY recommend! Yum! I started in Colfax, at the trail end, and went almost to Lebanon, then turned back, (out and back.) BEAUTIFUL DAY!!

Panhandle Pathway

This is such a nice trail. Part of it is nice and secluded while other parts are next to the road. It's definitely worth riding.

June, 2024 by mojohoover

This is such a nice trail. Part of it is nice and secluded while other parts are next to the road. It's definitely worth riding.

Nickel Plate Trail

We love riding both sections of the Nickle Plate trail. However the section in the middle though the town of Peru isn't the most enjoyable. It's not really well marked.

June, 2024 by mojohoover

We love riding both sections of the Nickle Plate trail. However the section in the middle though the town of Peru isn't the most enjoyable. It's not really well marked.

Accordion

Converse Junction Trail

Short trail itself but a nice addition to the connecting Sweetser switch trail and the Cardinal Greenway .

June, 2024 by mojohoover

Short trail itself but a nice addition to the connecting Sweetser switch trail and the Cardinal Greenway .

Sweetser Switch Trail

Very nicely kept trail, nice connecting trail for Converse and Cardinal trail. Very scenic and great signage.

June, 2024 by mojohoover

Very nicely kept trail, nice connecting trail for Converse and Cardinal trail. Very scenic and great signage.

Erie Trail

Erie Trail in 2024

June, 2024 by skasteve

In April a limestone parking area was added to the east side of Starke County Road 700 East adjacent to the current southeast trailhead. On May 25 a 5K Run and 3K Walk was held beginning a few feet northwest of this location. The starting point for the event is painted on the pavement with the turnarounds for the 5K Run and 3 Walk also painted--for persons training for other competitions and a possible repeat event here in 2025.

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Colfax)

pretty nice trail

June, 2024 by giannopolis

Started at Colfax park and rode through Thorntown to Lebanon. After a break, rode back to starting point. Right at 30mi roundtrip. Sections of trail inside town limits were very bumpy from roots. Probably older original trail sections. Rural sections newer and smooth.

Delphi Historic Trails

disappointed

May, 2024 by pixiericci

Only one very small part paved. Was scenic but too many dead ends, turnarounds and maps not very good

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Colfax)

It’s not bad

May, 2024 by jawinner

As with most rail trails, this one has tons of invasives. Seems like it was in need of mowing and pruning the sides. It’s asphalt the entire way now which is nice. The bumps are not terrible, and the worst ones are painted in orange. It’s definitely worth doing once if you are from out of the area like me. However it doesn’t have a lot of features compared to some other trails I have been on. For some reason I prefer the Nickel Plate and Converse/Sweetser trails northeast of here. Still 4 out of 5 stars for me.

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Colfax)

Lovely

April, 2024 by searl727

Great trail. A few bumps from tree roots but mostly smooth. It was very windy the day we rode but enough trees to provide a nice wind break. Started in Colfax-nice parking area. Didn’t notice a restroom. Thorntown got a little confusing to pick up trail but we figured it out. Great photo op Big 4 Trail painted mural under overpass.

Wabash River Trail

Awesome Trail!

March, 2024 by tterflinger

Rode from Lagro to Wabash. Well maintained, beautiful scenery, wildlife galore! And just something about riding next to the river makes it a wonderful ride!

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Colfax)

Solitary Ride

February, 2024 by sweetcat

Cycled from the trailhead at outside of Lebanon at Ralston to Colfax. It was a bit windy but such a lovely day! The trail has some bumps and ridges in several places but these tend to be grouped in segments and then you get to smooth sections and can get some good roll. We saw very few people and only two other cyclists. Once you get a away from the trailhead on Ralston the trail is quiet and you can enjoy zipping along and seeing the trees and fields. There are some creeks and bridge crossings. When you get to Thorntown the trail appears to deadend on a street with a gravel path across from you. Turn LEFT go down the street and turn right , you will see a blue bench labeled for the BIG FOUR. Follow along the street and you will look and cross to the left by the Lions Clin Oavikkion. FoRide the sidewalk until you link back up onto the trail on your way to Colfax.

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