Decatur, IN Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Cardinal Greenway

61 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Fishing Line Trail

7.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

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

Lima Rotary Riverwalk

13.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Paradise Spring Riverwalk Trail

0.82 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pufferbelly Trail

9.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Rieke Park Trail

1.2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Rivergreenway

50 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

South Adams Trail

2.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

St. Joseph River Greenway

1.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Sweetser Switch Trail

4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

5.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wabash River Trail

7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White River Greenway (Muncie)

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Blue River Trail

2.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Celina Coldwater Bikeway

4.61 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Decatur Greenway

3.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

36.6 mi
State: OH
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Union City Gateway Trail

0.72 mi
State: IN, OH
Asphalt

West Bank Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Concrete
Accordion

East Bank Path

1.4 mi
State: OH
Concrete

Erie Rail-Trail

1.85 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Franklin Township Greenway Trail

6.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Warrior Trail

2.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Gravel

DeKalb County Trail

4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana at 61 miles, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond, and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The...
IN 61 mi Asphalt
Noble County's Fishing Line Trail is an over seven-mile route that connects the small communities of Rome City and Kendallville, with most of the trail utilizing the historic railroad corridor that...
IN 7.7 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 Lima Rotary Riverwalk trail follows the southeast bank of the meandering Ottowa River between Heritage Park southwest of Lima and Schoonover Park northeast of city center. At its north end, the...
OH 13.3 mi Asphalt
Although short at less than 1 mile long, the Paradise Spring Riverwalk Trail is well worth a trip. Located in eastern Wabash, the scenic loop trail winds through Paradise Spring Historical Park and...
IN 0.82 mi Asphalt
Overview The Pufferbelly Trail stretches 9.1 miles between Fort Wayne and Huntertown. The paved trail follows a former railroad corridor and the name Pufferbelly comes from the historical nickname...
IN 9.1 mi Asphalt
The Rieke Park Trail runs behind the large community park in Auburn, Indiana, on an abandoned New York Central Railroad corridor. The paved trail is shaded for most of its route, although it emerges...
IN 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Rivergreenway is an impressive 50+ mile linear park that is part of a growing network of trails in the cities of Fort Wayne and New Haven. The Rivergreenway connects neighborhoods, historical...
IN 50 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Introduction The South Adams Trail, sometimes refered to as the Berne-Geneva Trail carries trail users for just over two miles. The trail one day aims to connect the towns of Berne and Geneva just...
IN 2.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The St. Joseph River Greenway begins on the southern outskirts of the small town of St. Joe, not far from the Indiana–Ohio border. The short paved trail (just over 1 mile long) runs through a scenic...
IN 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Sweetser Switch Trail is a “sweet” paved rail-trail and an important regional connector in spite of its short 4-mile length. The trail joins the 2-mile Converse Junction Trail in the west and a...
IN 4 mi Asphalt
When envisioning a canal towpath trail, most people probably picture a path surfaced with crushed stone where mules once led barges up an adjacent canal. Indeed, this is what once occupied the site of...
IN 5.5 mi Asphalt
Following the Wabash River for 7 miles, the Wabash River Trail combines a community pathway, river recreation, canal history, and land conservation. The trail offers the opportunity to experience the...
IN 7 mi Asphalt
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
Columbia City’s Blue River Trail weaves throughout the small city along the banks of the Eel River, linking residents with schools, businesses, activity hubs and parks. The main trailhead, which...
IN 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Celina Coldwater Bikeway is an early rail-with-trail project from the 1980s. Long a popular trail, users follow the Penn Central Railroad between the village of Coldwater and the city of Celina,...
OH 4.61 mi Asphalt
The Decatur Greenway is an extensive collection of trails linking parks and other amenities on the eastern side of Decatur, Indiana. Begin your journey at the loop around Adams Memorial Hospital,...
IN 3.8 mi Asphalt
The Miami & Erie Canal was built between 1825 and 1845, an engineering marvel stretching from Cincinnati to Toledo. This canal was heavily used until competition from the railroad caused the decline...
OH 36.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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
Celina's West Bank Trail follows the shoreline of the Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio's largest inland lake, and offers beautiful views of the lake and Rotary Lighthouse, as well as providing access to...
OH 2.4 mi Concrete
Accordion
The East Bank Path sits, as its name suggests, on the east shoreline of Grand Lake St. Marys, a whopping 13,500 acre man-made reservoir that is Ohio's largest. The trail travels 1.4 miles south from...
OH 1.4 mi Concrete
The Erie Rail Trail takes trail users through the town of Huntington, linking Huntington University, Yeoman Park, and across the Little River through town. It will one day stretch south of Huntington...
IN 1.85 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Franklin Township Greenway Trail runs on flat terrain through conservation, agriculture and residential areas just beyond the southern shoreline of Grand Lake, Ohio’s largest inland lake. Portions...
OH 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Warrior Trail runs for almost three miles through the Ohio City and the surrounding fields. There is a covered picnic shelter on South Main Street in Ohio City that many residents use as a...
OH 2.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The DeKalb County Trail was constructed in 1976 and is referred to as Indiana's first rail-trail. It runs between the City of Auburn and the Town of Waterloo. At its southern end, the trail starts...
IN 4 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Rivergreenway

Rockhill Park to E. State Blvd

July, 2024 by tjmodd

I’m not sure how this trail is a 5 star trail? The surface is mediocre with fragments, roots, and bumps. It’s confusing with multiple turns and trail closures. It’s unsafe with crossings at busy intersections and sections running along side busy roads. My husband and I used our road bikes. We were disappointed with the section we rode. Maybe other sections are better? We will not be returning or recommending this trail to others for biking.

Erie Rail-Trail

no where to park

July, 2024 by sickvic427

It’s a fun trail only downfall is there’s no where to park at the start of the trail unless you park at the ymca the only place is at yeoman park which is like starting in the middle of the trail.

Blue River Trail

a great little trail

July, 2024 by sickvic427

It’s a fun little trail with a lot of nature to admire

Accordion

Pufferbelly Trail

Great trail

July, 2024 by ptaylor5505

We bike this nearly every day. Easy access from our home. Great shad and wind block with only a few hills.

Fishing Line Trail

Very Nice Trail -- extended another mile or so along Sylvan Lake in Rome City in 2024

July, 2024 by gary10509

Very well kept and comfortable trail. Effective July '24 extends an additional mile or so beyond what's indicated here, along the Sylvan Lake dam on the west end.

South Adams Trail

Finally From Berne to Geneva

July, 2024 by djace1000

I rode this trail on 07/01 and they are about to pour the asphalt on it.
It is pretty wide trail and very bike/ walker friendly.

Thank you

East Bank Path

Another Trail Along the Shore of Grand Lake

July, 2024 by orangedoug

This path is located on the eastern shore of Grand Lake in Grand Lake St Marys State Park. The trail parallels the East Bank Parkway which features 3 picnic shelters with water and parking lots and great views of this large lake. Personally I think this path was created to keep joggers and cyclists off the parkway during the shelters’ busiest times – weekends and holidays during the summer.

The pathway is in fair shape but functional. There are quite a number of spots where wide cracks run across the entire width of the trail. Patching or resurfacing the trail would improve the ride. I could see this trail becoming a part of a larger network of trails that would encircle Grand Lake. Coupled with the Franklin Township Greenway Trail and the West Bank Trail the potential network is about half complete. Since I’m not a resident of the area perhaps there is a feeling that the loop around Grand Lake is already complete. However, several of the roads around Grand Lake carry cars at high speeds and do not have wide shoulders or bike lanes which makes an out-of-towner such as myself hesitant to ride them.

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.

Decatur Greenway

Decatur River Walk

April, 2024 by waldick4711

Nice paved trail along the river; across a railroad bridge; thru town; around Hospital and several lakes/ponds.

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!

Pufferbelly Trail

Pufferbelly Trail

December, 2023 by lefover

The length of the Pufferbelly Trail should be updated to somewhere between eight and 9 miles now that the northern section is complete all the way to Fitch Rd.,

Cardinal Greenway

Wide paths, beautiful tree scenery. Worth the drive from Louisville!

October, 2023 by jlhayden17

Wide paths, beautiful tree scenery. Worth the drive from Louisville!

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