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Aero Parkway Bicycle Trail

2.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Amos Road Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Anderson Airport Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Archway Trail

0.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Cardinal Greenway

62 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Columbus People Trail

15.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Great Miami River Trail

87.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Great-Little Trail

7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Nickel Plate Trail (Connersville)

0.75 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pennsy Trail

14.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Shaker Trace Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

2.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Stillwater River Bikeway

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

14.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Union City Gateway Trail

0.72 mi
State: IN, OH
Asphalt

Wasson Way

3.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Accordion

White River Greenway

4.89 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt

White River Greenway (Muncie)

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Whitewater Gorge Trail

3.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

16.2 mi
State: OH
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
Planes, trains and automobiles: the Anderson Airport Trail in Madison County has it all.  The asphalt trail begins at the perimeter of the Anderson Municipal Airport runway in Chesterfield and allows...
IN 1.5 mi Asphalt
Centerville’s Archway Trail runs adjacent to a new road on a former railroad corridor that connects downtown to a recently developed neighborhood. The wide, paved trail is one of several open...
IN 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The trail takes its name from...
IN 62 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
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Great Miami River Trail is the backbone of one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks, spanning 340 miles throughout Ohio’s Miami Valley. The route connects beautiful natural areas, small...
OH 87.4 mi Asphalt
How can a trail be great and little? When it connects two of the Miami Valley's most popular regional trails, the Great Miami River Trail in the west, to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in the east. The...
OH 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
When complete, the Hamilton Belt Line Trail will wrap 3 miles along a former CSX right-of-way around the west side of Hamilton. In its heyday, Champion Paper Mill used the line track to move coal and...
OH 0.5 mi Asphalt
The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail follows one of Cincinnati’s most important urban waterways and will one day stretch 14 miles through the city's northern neighborhoods. Groundwork Cincinnati is a...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Connersville's Nickel Plate Trail is situated in rural eastern Indiana, not far from the state's border with Ohio. Its trailhead is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and Park Road and, from...
IN 0.75 mi Asphalt
The straight, paved Pennsy Trail (not to be confused with the Pennsy Greenway located farther north in the Chicago suburbs) occupies a portion of the old right-of-way of the Pennsylvania Railroad...
IN 14.5 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
The Sharon Woods Loop Trail encircles a picturesque lake in popular Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The county park offers a visitor center, boathouse, golf course, picnic areas and athletic fields over...
OH 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. Two disconnected segments of trail are...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt
The Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway offers a pleasant route, partially on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Columbus-to-Saint Louis freight mainline. The rail route was also once used for Lincoln's...
OH 14.5 mi Asphalt
The short Union City Gateway Trail is significant in that it was the first trail to cross the Indiana–Ohio border. A highlight along the paved pathway is the beautifully landscaped park on both sides...
IN, OH 0.72 mi Asphalt
When completed, the Wasson Way trail will span 7.6 miles from Victory Parkway (near Xavier University) to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Newtown. The latter spans 78 miles from Cincinnati to...
OH 3.5 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The White River Greenway in Anderson, IN is approximately 4.89 miles paved (with a small section of boardwalk) along the White River and continues approximately 1.7 miles unpaved. It links multiple...
IN 4.89 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt
Muncie's White River Greenway follows the course of its namesake river through the city between W. White River Boulevard at W. River Road and N. Gavin Street at Bunch Boulevard. The trail corridor...
IN 5.6 mi Asphalt
D Street Trailhead Park is nestled along Richmond’s waterfront on the East Fork of the Whitewater River. From the park, travelers can go north on the Cardinal Greenway (which, at 62 miles, is...
IN 3.5 mi Asphalt
Ohio’s Miami River Valley, with 340 miles of off-road trails, is home to one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks. Heading northwest from Dayton, the Wolf Creek Trail is one piece of this...
OH 16.2 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...

Stillwater River Bikeway

OH - 7.1 miles

The Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. Two disconnected segments of trail are...

Whitewater Gorge Trail

IN - 3.5 miles

D Street Trailhead Park is nestled along Richmond’s waterfront on the East Fork of the Whitewater River. From the park, travelers can go north on the Cardinal Greenway (which, at 62 miles, is...

White River Greenway (Muncie)

IN - 5.6 miles

Muncie's White River Greenway follows the course of its namesake river through the city between W. White River Boulevard at W. River Road and N. Gavin Street at Bunch Boulevard. The trail corridor...

Accordion

Anderson Airport Trail

IN - 1.5 miles

Planes, trains and automobiles: the Anderson Airport Trail in Madison County has it all.  The asphalt trail begins at the perimeter of the Anderson Municipal Airport runway in Chesterfield and allows...

Archway Trail

IN - 0.6 miles

Centerville’s Archway Trail runs adjacent to a new road on a former railroad corridor that connects downtown to a recently developed neighborhood. The wide, paved trail is one of several open...

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...

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

OH - 3 miles

The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail follows one of Cincinnati’s most important urban waterways and will one day stretch 14 miles through the city's northern neighborhoods. Groundwork Cincinnati is a...

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...

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

OH - 2.6 miles

The Sharon Woods Loop Trail encircles a picturesque lake in popular Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The county park offers a visitor center, boathouse, golf course, picnic areas and athletic fields over...

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...

Union City Gateway Trail

IN,OH - 0.72 miles

The short Union City Gateway Trail is significant in that it was the first trail to cross the Indiana–Ohio border. A highlight along the paved pathway is the beautifully landscaped park on both sides...

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...

Cardinal Greenway

IN - 62 miles

The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The trail takes its name from...

Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

OH - 14.5 miles

The Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway offers a pleasant route, partially on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Columbus-to-Saint Louis freight mainline. The rail route was also once used for Lincoln's...

Nickel Plate Trail (Connersville)

IN - 0.75 miles

Connersville's Nickel Plate Trail is situated in rural eastern Indiana, not far from the state's border with Ohio. Its trailhead is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and Park Road and, from...

Great Miami River Trail

OH - 87.4 miles

The Great Miami River Trail is the backbone of one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks, spanning 340 miles throughout Ohio’s Miami Valley. The route connects beautiful natural areas, small...

Pennsy Trail

IN - 14.5 miles

The straight, paved Pennsy Trail (not to be confused with the Pennsy Greenway located farther north in the Chicago suburbs) occupies a portion of the old right-of-way of the Pennsylvania Railroad...

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

OH - 16.2 miles

Ohio’s Miami River Valley, with 340 miles of off-road trails, is home to one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks. Heading northwest from Dayton, the Wolf Creek Trail is one piece of this...

Wasson Way

OH - 3.5 miles

When completed, the Wasson Way trail will span 7.6 miles from Victory Parkway (near Xavier University) to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Newtown. The latter spans 78 miles from Cincinnati to...

Archway Trail

IN - 0.6 miles

Centerville’s Archway Trail runs adjacent to a new road on a former railroad corridor that connects downtown to a recently developed neighborhood. The wide, paved trail is one of several open...

Union City Gateway Trail

IN,OH - 0.72 miles

The short Union City Gateway Trail is significant in that it was the first trail to cross the Indiana–Ohio border. A highlight along the paved pathway is the beautifully landscaped park on both sides...

Anderson Airport Trail

IN - 1.5 miles

Planes, trains and automobiles: the Anderson Airport Trail in Madison County has it all.  The asphalt trail begins at the perimeter of the Anderson Municipal Airport runway in Chesterfield and allows...

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

OH - 3 miles

The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail follows one of Cincinnati’s most important urban waterways and will one day stretch 14 miles through the city's northern neighborhoods. Groundwork Cincinnati is a...

Accordion

White River Greenway

IN - 4.89 miles

The White River Greenway in Anderson, IN is approximately 4.89 miles paved (with a small section of boardwalk) along the White River and continues approximately 1.7 miles unpaved. It links multiple...

Pennsy Trail

IN - 14.5 miles

The straight, paved Pennsy Trail (not to be confused with the Pennsy Greenway located farther north in the Chicago suburbs) occupies a portion of the old right-of-way of the Pennsylvania Railroad...

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...

Stillwater River Bikeway

OH - 7.1 miles

The Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. Two disconnected segments of trail are...

Nickel Plate Trail (Connersville)

IN - 0.75 miles

Connersville's Nickel Plate Trail is situated in rural eastern Indiana, not far from the state's border with Ohio. Its trailhead is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and Park Road and, from...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...

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...

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...

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...

Great Miami River Trail

OH - 87.4 miles

The Great Miami River Trail is the backbone of one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks, spanning 340 miles throughout Ohio’s Miami Valley. The route connects beautiful natural areas, small...

Wasson Way

OH - 3.5 miles

When completed, the Wasson Way trail will span 7.6 miles from Victory Parkway (near Xavier University) to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Newtown. The latter spans 78 miles from Cincinnati to...

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

OH - 16.2 miles

Ohio’s Miami River Valley, with 340 miles of off-road trails, is home to one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks. Heading northwest from Dayton, the Wolf Creek Trail is one piece of this...

Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail

OH - 0.5 miles

When complete, the Hamilton Belt Line Trail will wrap 3 miles along a former CSX right-of-way around the west side of Hamilton. In its heyday, Champion Paper Mill used the line track to move coal and...

Cardinal Greenway

IN - 62 miles

The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The trail takes its name from...

White River Greenway (Muncie)

IN - 5.6 miles

Muncie's White River Greenway follows the course of its namesake river through the city between W. White River Boulevard at W. River Road and N. Gavin Street at Bunch Boulevard. The trail corridor...

Whitewater Gorge Trail

IN - 3.5 miles

D Street Trailhead Park is nestled along Richmond’s waterfront on the East Fork of the Whitewater River. From the park, travelers can go north on the Cardinal Greenway (which, at 62 miles, is...

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

OH - 2.6 miles

The Sharon Woods Loop Trail encircles a picturesque lake in popular Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The county park offers a visitor center, boathouse, golf course, picnic areas and athletic fields over...

Union City Gateway Trail

IN,OH - 0.72 miles

The short Union City Gateway Trail is significant in that it was the first trail to cross the Indiana–Ohio border. A highlight along the paved pathway is the beautifully landscaped park on both sides...

Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

OH - 14.5 miles

The Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway offers a pleasant route, partially on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Columbus-to-Saint Louis freight mainline. The rail route was also once used for Lincoln's...

Stillwater River Bikeway

OH - 7.1 miles

The Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. Two disconnected segments of trail are...

Accordion

Archway Trail

IN - 0.6 miles

Centerville’s Archway Trail runs adjacent to a new road on a former railroad corridor that connects downtown to a recently developed neighborhood. The wide, paved trail is one of several open...

Cardinal Greenway

IN - 62 miles

The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The trail takes its name from...

Nickel Plate Trail (Connersville)

IN - 0.75 miles

Connersville's Nickel Plate Trail is situated in rural eastern Indiana, not far from the state's border with Ohio. Its trailhead is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and Park Road and, from...

Whitewater Gorge Trail

IN - 3.5 miles

D Street Trailhead Park is nestled along Richmond’s waterfront on the East Fork of the Whitewater River. From the park, travelers can go north on the Cardinal Greenway (which, at 62 miles, is...

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

OH - 16.2 miles

Ohio’s Miami River Valley, with 340 miles of off-road trails, is home to one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks. Heading northwest from Dayton, the Wolf Creek Trail is one piece of this...

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...

Great-Little Trail

OH - 7 miles

How can a trail be great and little? When it connects two of the Miami Valley's most popular regional trails, the Great Miami River Trail in the west, to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in the east. The...

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...

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...

Great Miami River Trail

OH - 87.4 miles

The Great Miami River Trail is the backbone of one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks, spanning 340 miles throughout Ohio’s Miami Valley. The route connects beautiful natural areas, small...

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

OH - 3 miles

The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail follows one of Cincinnati’s most important urban waterways and will one day stretch 14 miles through the city's northern neighborhoods. Groundwork Cincinnati is a...

Pennsy Trail

IN - 14.5 miles

The straight, paved Pennsy Trail (not to be confused with the Pennsy Greenway located farther north in the Chicago suburbs) occupies a portion of the old right-of-way of the Pennsylvania Railroad...

White River Greenway (Muncie)

IN - 5.6 miles

Muncie's White River Greenway follows the course of its namesake river through the city between W. White River Boulevard at W. River Road and N. Gavin Street at Bunch Boulevard. The trail corridor...

Wasson Way

OH - 3.5 miles

When completed, the Wasson Way trail will span 7.6 miles from Victory Parkway (near Xavier University) to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Newtown. The latter spans 78 miles from Cincinnati to...

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...

Anderson Airport Trail

IN - 1.5 miles

Planes, trains and automobiles: the Anderson Airport Trail in Madison County has it all.  The asphalt trail begins at the perimeter of the Anderson Municipal Airport runway in Chesterfield and allows...

Recent Trail Reviews

Whitewater Gorge Trail

pretty, but also pretty rough

May, 2022 by 6d6h82fp6p

I longboarded south from the memorial park, and the trail is super smooth and well maintained until you round the corner. Rough path from then on; potholes, big cracks, chert rock, logs, etc.

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

Narrow curvy and kinda rough

April, 2022 by 6d6h82fp6p

I went Longboarding here (there’s a sign or two that say “no in-line skates”, so I technically didn’t break any rules ¿). I didn’t mind the $5 to get in, but I do wish the path was a bit smoother. Overall, the path is pretty narrow, with a number of blind turns (usually at the bottom of a hill, of course), many ups and downs, and absolutely Gorgeous views of the water and woods. I’ll keep visiting periodically for as long as they keep letting me skate.

Cardinal Greenway

Outstanding Trail

April, 2022 by utpaduke

Mel and I rode our tandem on 14-15 April. We ride an old Pacific Tandem Fat Tire bike. It is not geared for climbing hills. On Thursday we rode from Tingler Rd trailhead to Richmond and back-15M. On Friday we rode from same trailhead in opposite direction 7.5 miles out, just passed the Williamsburg trailhead and back-15M. The weather was just right cool. We were extremely pleased with the mild terrain grade on both days! The other plus is how far apart the trail sections are from each stop sign. We love this trail! Beautiful farm country USA. Next week On our way back to Raleigh NC, we plan to ride another 2 days. We stayed at the Holiday Inn at Richmond IN. It was very convenient and a great place. We will stay there again next week.👍👌🤓

Accordion

Pennsy Trail

really nice trail

April, 2022 by reweddle09

Really nice for running. The path is very well kept, not too busy, and felt very safe.

Pennsy Trail

exercise

February, 2022 by jbrittain9994

Great trail! Great for bike riding, running, walking and with your dog!! I rode 30 miles on the trail one day. Love it.

White River Greenway (Muncie)

A great ride along the river in Muncie; slightly longer than the map indicates

October, 2021 by jonesandrewd_tl

I rode this trail through Muncie today, as an addition to my Cardinal Greenway ride. Much of this trail runs along the White River, giving some great river views that largely aren't part of the Cardinal Greenway. It also takes you by Minnetrista and some well-architected historic houses, and lets you see more of Muncie than just sticking to the Cardinal Greenway would - not to mention allowing a lot more people in Muncie to access the Cardinal Greenway without driving.

The trail has also been expanded since the TrailLink map was updated. It now goes under the railroad by North Gavin St, and continues along the river and some switchbacks before crossing a bridge known as Bridge #85 south of East Jackson Street, connecting back up with the Cardinal Greenway west of the river. This forms a loop option you can take with the Cardinal Greenway and the White River Greenway in Muncie. Technically the trail is closed under the railroad (perhaps they need to add protection for falling cargo from trains?), but with a very short segment on Bunch Boulevard, you can bypass the closure and get right back on the trail on the opposite side of the tracks.

Whitewater Gorge Trail

A really cool trail connected to the Cardinal Greenway; could use just a bit more maintenance

October, 2021 by jonesandrewd_tl

I discovered this trail at the southern end of the Cardinal Greenway, and figured why not check out the trail by the gorge? It may well be the most scenic part of the entire connected trail system, going up to Gaston and including the White River Greenway Trail in Muncie. There's lots of green, a river (albeit usually hidden from view), and a good amount of elevation change in a short time. Definitely worth adding on to a Cardinal Greenway ride if you have the stamina to spare.

There also are some nice parks along the way, including by the piano/record factory, and at the veterans park near the northern edge, where you can see the difference in size between a light tank and a main battle tank in real life.

Still, there are a couple shortcomings that make this a trail that could easily be a 5, but isn't quite there yet. The largest is that there is a section near the southern end where the pavement is quite rough, which also corresponds with the steepest area, making it potentially hazardous. The connector up to the high school is even steeper and in rougher condition. There should be the next priority for fixing up.

There also was a tree across the trail almost at the southern terminus, which appeared to have been there for some time, and several of the wooden benches in the southern section were not in great condition any more.

It did look like the section by the veterans park was pretty new trail, and that the overseers were still working on an overlook above that park, so this trail may well still be receiving investment. With a little TLC on the southern section as well, it would definitely be a 5 star trail.

Cardinal Greenway

A Great Ride from Richmond to Gaston

October, 2021 by jonesandrewd_tl

I rode the section of the trail from Richmond to Gaston over two days - essentially, all except the part above the gap to the north. It's a really good trail, but there are just enough shortcomings that I hesitate to put it at 5 stars, particularly compared to trails I've been on in West Virginia and Pennsylvania earlier in the year.

First, I'll note that I didn't notice any pig farms, despite expecting to on the southern section, nor any Rottweilers. There were some cow farms and a horse farm, but the only hazard were the many walnuts on the trail. I did see two cats, a lot of chipmunks, and quite a few blue jays, though ironically not a single cardinal.

The scenery is mostly fairly narrow wooded areas, with farms on the other side, though there are a few areas of denser wooded areas, notably by the nature preserve south of Muncie. This can be pretty, but it's also only partially shaded, and the afternoon sun slices through the trees pretty effectively. If you're doing a longer section, I recommend going northwest in the morning, and southeast in the afternoon if possible. I was going northwest and west in the afternoon of the first day, and the sun was doing an admirable job of trying to blind my left eye.

Amenities are good, but just short of great. There are restrooms every 4-5 miles, most of them with hand sanitizer, which is quite good. There are a decent number of water fountains as well, but of the three I tried on the northern section, two smelled bad, and one (by the Hitching Post, technically off of the White River Greenway but close to the Cardinal Greenway) didn't work. The southern section was reliable in this area. Outside of Muncie, there aren't a lot of places to pick up water in the northern section either, so err on the side of packing more water than you'll need.

The trail condition is generally very good, though it can be a bit bumpy in spots in Muncie. McGalliard Road is a more highly trafficked road crossing than most trails have, but it has an island in the center so you only need half of it to be clear at a time. I recommend jogging the bike across halfway at a time if it's a busier time of day.

The elevation gain is not negligible. Including segments on the White River Greenway in Muncie, and the Whitewater Gorge Trail in Richmond, I logged over 2000 feet of elevation gain, and it was noticeable, especially on the southern section where there were moderate, but extended, hill climbs. By comparison, I logged less than 1200 feet of elevation gain on the Greenbrier Trail in West Virginia, which is also longer. So don't assume that because it's in Indiana, you won't have some decent climbs!

I also should note that it's worth going into town in Muncie, whether that's the White River Greenway, which intersects with the Cardinal Greenway in two places, or grabbing some food at some of the excellent restaurants or breweries downtown, which is easily accessible from the trail. I always try to find a cool town or city to serve as a base when exploring a new trail, and Muncie did a great job in that regard.

Cardinal Greenway

A different section

October, 2021 by tim.patz

Got 6 miles in starting by Muncie.
This portion of the trail is just as the other couple parts I've experienced.
The paved trail is mostly flat, level and equally shaded/open.
The one thing to be aware of is a couple bad spots/cracks in the pavement that could result in an ankle injury or biking issue, but this should not deter one from using the trail.
So as always, if in the area and want to get a couple miles in, this should do.

Shaker Trace Trail

Great Fall Ride

October, 2021 by albertpitcher

I came from Florida to do this trail. It’s very well maintained, sections have shade with other areas open, and it’s not crowded.

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

Fall Ride

October, 2021 by albertpitcher

I did a total of 16 miles along the levy by the Casino Hotel and the Dearborn Trail. I didn’t do the first part that starts in Glendale because of the .6 mile break in trail. Very pleasant, well maintained, and not crowded on a Thursday.

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

Good for walking and running, a little narrow and cracked up in spots for cycling. No roller skates allowed around the lake.I took the Gorge trail and Walnut Falls trail to add some distance. Recommend.

October, 2021 by emoroid

Good for walking and running, a little narrow and cracked up in spots for cycling. No roller skates allowed around the lake.I took the Gorge trail and Walnut Falls trail to add some distance. Recommend.

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