Elkhart, IN Running Trails and Maps

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Surfaces
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Eliason Nature Reserve Trail

3.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Erie Trail

11.1 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

Heritage Trail (IN)

1.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail

17.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete

Kal-Haven Trail State Park

34 mi
State: MI
Crushed Stone

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

20.9 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Millrace Trail

2.75 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mishawaka Riverwalk

2.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Brick, Concrete

Monterey Erie Trail

0.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Nickel Plate Trail

37.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Northside Trail

3 mi
State: IN
Concrete

Northwest Portage Bikeway

3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail

4 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

18.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ridge Run Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Riverside Trail (IN)

3.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Shanklin-Mullet Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

Van Buren Trail Spur

2.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt
Accordion

Angola Trail

7.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Blue River Trail

2.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Coal Line Trail

1.4 mi
State: IN
Concrete

East Bank Trail (IN)

1.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

LaSalle Trail

3.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

MapleHeart Trail

4.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Millennium Trail (MI)

1.3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Shaver Road Bikeway

1.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Singing Sands Trail

3.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Vicksburg Trailway

1.8 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Winona Interurban Trail

3.14 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Calumet Trail

9.1 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

Chessie Trail (IN)

1.45 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Granger Paths

5 mi
State: IN
Concrete

Plymouth Avenue Trail

1.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Van Buren Trail State Park

14 mi
State: MI
Ballast

Wilden Avenue Trail

3.2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail

12.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Central City Trail

1.7 mi
State: IN
Concrete

Elkhart River Greenway Trail

1.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Elkhart RiverWalk Trail

0.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Krebs Trailhead Park

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Max Trail

1.63 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Lincoln Memorial Trail

1.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Lovers Lane Bikeway

2 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Monroe Street Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Concrete

Ninth Street Trail

1.3 mi
State: IN
Concrete

Romence Road Bikeway

1.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

US 33 Path

1 mi
State: IN
Concrete

Wayne Avenue Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

West Bank Walkway

0.6 mi
State: IN
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Located in Eliason Nature Reserve, this multiuse trail provides a paved route through the scenic woods of the reserve. At its northern end, the trail links with the Shaver Road Bikeway, which provides...
MI 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Erie Trail (otherwise known as the North Judson Erie Trail) occupies the railbanked right-of-way of the former JK Line Railroad, running over eleven miles from downtown North Judson southeast to...
IN 11.1 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 Heritage Trail is nearly a 2-mile path located in Kasciusko county. It is part of a larger multi-use trail called the Lake City Greenway. The trail is just off of Winona Lake and also incorporates...
IN 1.8 mi Asphalt
Overview The Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail connects the towns of Niles, MI and Mishawaka, IN via. 17 miles of paved multi-use trails. The trail passes different sites like Notre Dame...
MI 17.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
More than a half-dozen old railroad towns between Kalamazoo and South Haven offer rest and replenishment to travelers using the Kal-Haven Trail. The 34-mile crushed-limestone rail-trail links these...
MI 34 mi Crushed Stone
When complete, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will run for 35 miles throughout Kalamazoo County. Currently, the trail consists of two continuous segments connected by bike lanes: one segment extends...
MI 20.9 mi Asphalt
The Millrace Trail meanders through wooded parkland on the west side of downtown Goshen, a walkable town itself with historical buildings and nice shops. The scenic trail follows the hydraulic canal...
IN 2.75 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Mishawaka Riverwalk is a multiuse loop trail that winds along both banks of the St. Joseph River for 2.6 miles in the City of Mishawaka. Pedestrian bridges provide connections between the...
IN 2.6 mi Asphalt, Brick, Concrete
The Monterey Erie Trail occupies the same railbanked corridor as the longer North Judson Erie Trail to its west, and the two rail-trails are planned to be linked in the future. The paved pathway...
IN 0.6 mi Asphalt
Overview The Nickel Plate Trail traverses rural Indiana for 37.8 miles between Rochester and the outskirts of Kokomo, with a short gap in the middle in Peru.  About the Route With a northern...
IN 37.8 mi Asphalt
The Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail connects the towns of Niles, MI and Mishawaka, IN via. 17 miles of paved multi-use trails, some of which have their own unique identity. The trail also passes...
IN 3 mi Concrete
As its name implies, the Northwest Portage Bikeway traverses the northwestern neighborhoods of Portage, a city in the Kalamazoo metro area. The 3-mile paved trail begins just south of Crossroads Mall,...
MI 3 mi Asphalt
The Portage Bikeway trail system is a 17.5-mile network of multi-use trails throughout the city of Portage, south of Kalamazoo. The 4-mile segment through Portage Creek Bicentennial Park is cleared of...
MI 4 mi Asphalt
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail covers over 18 miles between the towns of Goshen, Middlebury, and Shipshewana. The railroad line between Goshen and Middlebury served as a popular passenger and mail...
IN 18.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Ridge Run Trail, in the northern Indiana town of Middlebury, offers helpful connections in the community. On its southern end, the paved pathway connects with the beloved Pumpkinvine Nature Trail,...
IN 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail connects the towns of Niles, MI and Mishawaka, IN via. 17 miles of paved multi-use trails, some of which have their own unique identity. The trail also passes...
IN 3.4 mi Asphalt
The Shanklin-Mullet Trail, named for the two parks through which it runs, follows the Elkhart River through dense woodlands on the western side of Goshen. Mullet Park is a peaceful 15-acre open space,...
IN 1 mi Crushed Stone
The Van Buren Trail Spur, which opened in November 2015, offers a paved, off-road route from the southern outskirts of South Haven to Van Buren State Park. The rail-trail begins at 16th Avenue, where...
MI 2.5 mi Asphalt
Accordion
For more than 7 miles, The Angola trail winds through the heart of its namesake city, which sits in the northeast corner of Indiana, just 10 miles from the bordering states of Michigan and Ohio. The...
IN 7.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Coal Line Trail runs along the abandoned Notre Dame & Western Railroad coal line, which used to deliver coal to the Notre Dame Power Plant. Developing in stages, the route primarily uses the old...
IN 1.4 mi Concrete
The Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail connects the towns of Niles, MI and Mishawaka, IN via. 17 miles of paved multi-use trails, some of which have their own unique identity. The trail also passes...
IN 1.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail connects the towns of Niles, MI and Mishawaka, IN via. 17 miles of paved multi-use trails, some of which have their own unique identity. The trail also passes...
IN 3.5 mi Asphalt
The MapleHeart Trail travels nearly 5 miles from the city of Elkhart south to the outskirts of Goshen. The trail parallels County Road 45 and a Norfolk Southern Railroad corridor through residential...
IN 4.8 mi Asphalt
Though the Millennium Trail runs just over a mile, it connects several attractions in the southern Michigan city of Portage. Its east end connects to the scenic Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail,...
MI 1.3 mi Asphalt
Shaver Road Bikeway begins on the south side of E. Centre Avenue in the southern Michigan city of Portage. On the north side of the roadway, a connection to the 4-mile Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail...
MI 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Singing Sands Trail stretches over 4 miles across Michigan City. The paved trail picks up from the eastern end of the Calumet Trail at US/12 at the border of Porter and LaPorte Counties. The trail...
IN 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Vicksburg Trailway runs for nearly 2 miles on a former railroad corridor in a small village south of Kalamazoo. The paved trail is surrounded by dense woodlands for all but the southernmost...
MI 1.8 mi Asphalt
The scenic Winona Interurban Trail lies in the southeastern corner of Goshen near the Indiana–Michigan border. The paved pathway is part of the larger Maple City Greenway network that links...
IN 3.14 mi Asphalt
The Calumet Trail traverses the south side of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, a unique ecosystem of forest, marsh, dunes and beach along Lake Michigan. This dirt and crushed limestone path...
IN 9.1 mi Crushed Stone
Although its current length is just over a mile, the small-but-mighty Chessie Trail will connect several parks in the northwestern Indiana city of La Porte. At its northern end, the paved pathway...
IN 1.45 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The community of Granger is tucked into the north end of Indiana, bordering Michigan. The community itself, through the Friends of Granger Paths recognized the need for safe, separate areas for...
IN 5 mi Concrete
The Plymouth Avenue Trail is located on the west side of Goshen, in north Indiana. The trail is adjacent to Plymouth Avenue for a mile and a half. The paved trail is anchored by parks on both ends,...
IN 1.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Head for Van Buren Trail State Park and take a walk (or ride) on the wild side. Wildlife abounds on this rural 14 miles between Hartford and South Haven. While you might see deer, rabbit, fox and...
MI 14 mi Ballast
The Wilden Avenue Trail stretches for roughly 3 miles from the northern Goshen city limits to the community's downtown. In the north, the trail is a direct continuation of the MapleHeart Trail (and is...
IN 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Syracuse-Wawasee Trail isn't a single path, rather it's a system of hiking and biking pathways, spreading across the Town of Syracuse, Syracuse Lake and Lake Wawasee. The trail system is 12 miles...
IN 12.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Central City Trail runs right through the heart of the northern Indiana city of Goshen, connecting to the 17-mile Pumpkinvine Nature Trail on its northern end and Goshen College on its southern end....
IN 1.7 mi Concrete
On the east end of Portage, this paved pathway begins near the intersection of S. Sprinkle Road and Zylman Avenue. On the south side of Zylman Avenue, you can easily reach Ramona Park, which offers a...
MI 1.5 mi Asphalt
Following the Elkhart River through a 120-acre greenway, this multiuse trail provides a green oasis in the middle of the city. The greenway is home to deer, river otter, muskrat, beaver, coyote, fox,...
IN 1.9 mi Asphalt
Just shy of a mile, Elkhart's Riverwalk offers a pleasant, paved connector through town. It begins downtown, across from City Center Park, and heads north paralleling Waterfall Drive and later Main...
IN 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Krebs Trailhead Park has a multiuse trail follows the former Winona Interurban Railroad. Located in southeast Warsaw, the paved rail-trail is a mile long as it runs through Krebs Trailhead Park...
IN 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Lake Max Trail follows a former rail corridor south through Culver and provides new community connections. Eight- to ten-feet-wide with a surface of concrete and asphalt, the multi-use trail is...
IN 1.63 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Lincoln Memorial Trail is a 1.8-mile multiuse path in the community of Westville, which is located just 15 minutes from Lake Michigan in Indiana's La Porte County.  The southwest trailhead on...
IN 1.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Lovers Lane Bikeway provides a paved, north-south route through the southern Michigan city of Portage. The paved pathway parallels the east side of Lovers Lane for 2 miles with a wide grassy median...
MI 2 mi Asphalt
The Monroe Street Trail is a part of Goshen's Maple City Greenway system. The trail travels east-west adjacent to Monroe Street, providing connections to Goshen High School on the west end, as well as...
IN 1 mi Concrete
This concrete bike and pedestrian trail adds 1.3 miles to Goshen's developing trail network, linking Goshen College to Goshen High School and downtown. The trail runs begins at E. Purl Avenue and...
IN 1.3 mi Concrete
Romence Road Bikeway is a utilitarian east-west route across Portage, a city just south of Kalamazoo. The west end of the paved pathway begins at Westnedge Avenue, adjacent to a shopping center...
MI 1.5 mi Asphalt
This bicycle and pedestrian path parallels Lincoln Highway/ US Highway 33 overpass, connecting Goshen High School to the north end of downtown. At its southern end, the concrete sidepath connects to...
IN 1 mi Concrete
The Wayne Avenue Trail serves as a pleasant east-west connector through the quiet, tree-filled neighborhoods of Middlebury in northern Indiana. On its west end, it provides residents with access to...
IN 1 mi Asphalt
The Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail connects the towns of Niles, MI and Mishawaka, IN via. 17 miles of paved multi-use trails, some of which have their own unique identity. The trail also passes...
IN 0.6 mi Concrete

Recent Trail Reviews

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

November, 2023 by thejake91739

In my quest to ride my bike in all fifty states,I drove over 2,000 miles from southern California to ride thirty-four miles on this trail in early October. I was not disappointed! This is truly a five star trail, the quintessential Rails-to-Trails experience! There aren't enough superlatives to describe this trail!

In simplest terms, this curvy trail through the Indiana countryside made this sixty-eight year old guy happy. I realized I was actually smiling as I pedaled through the woods upon a carpet of golden brown leaves. The corn fields are amazing, as are the farms and their pastures of grazing horses, cows, and sheep.

I especially enjoyed my interactions with the friendly Amish community. Whether on their bikes, walking, in their yards, or passing by and waving from their horse drawn carriages, they comprised at least 75% of the people I encountered. I think the trail should be nicknamed "The Amish Trail" in their honor. There sure as heck aren't any pumpkins!

Elkhart County, you are to be commended, and your trail deserves Hall of Fame status!

Granger Paths

side walks to everywhere

October, 2023 by jrm2024

This is a great bike path to connect the community and keep children out of street.

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Unique Trail

October, 2023 by jim_harding45

I biked the trail from Middlebury to Shipshewana. It was a beautiful ride through Amish country. However, the trail itself was nice and flat, but was peppered with horse manure, and very buggy! In addition, it was very heavily used which made the ride much less relaxing than others. Keep in mind, the access to amenities is limited in on Sundays, so riding the Pumpkinvine take a little planning. Otherwise, enjoy the meandering trail some of the best of what Indiana has to offer!

Accordion

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Beautiful trail

September, 2023 by jgabos

Very nice, well maintained. Great great trail for getting the miles in. Shipshewana to Goshen is as good as it gets. Coming back...whew, mostly entirely uphill to varying degrees. I'll be back in the fall for the colors.

Nickel Plate Trail

Started in Rochester - Beautiful Ride

September, 2023 by cecelia.lapointe

Started in Rochester and went 10 miles out and back for a 20 miler. A beautiful ride! The crossings can be hard to see because of the angle of the road crossings. Other than that, there is a beautiful creek just after Birmingham heading south. I live in Michigan but would love to do this trail in its entirety in the future! I appreciate the friendly people of Rochester, IN, for giving me insight on the trail, etc!

Nickel Plate Trail

Beautiful Ride on the Nickel Plate

September, 2023 by 7n9dcnvzcq

Rode segment between Bunker Hill and Denver. Riding thru Peru is very easy with more trail recently added along the Wabash River ( then Canal Street NE, left on Water Street, left on Harrison Avenue, left on Lovers Lane to the trail). Trail has a nice tree canopy. Several ice cream shops to choose from in Peru (East side Double Dip and South Side Scoops both very good). Good pizza at DeAngelos in Denver.

Blue River Trail

Calm, Meandering walk about.

August, 2023 by 6bz2nxbzs8

Other than having issues finding the trailhead parking (more of a Waze issue than anything to do with the tail) it was a lovely little hike. Well maintained pavement made for a nice leisurely stroll. The only down side is that the views are mostly chain-link fencing and the backside of commercial/industrial sites. That being said, it was still a wonderful way to get the daysday’s steps in.

Fishing Line Trail

Was on this trail for the first time and definitely won't be my last time. This tree covered trail is beautiful and definitely not busy. The asphalt trail is very smooth for cyclists. And the amount of Porta potties is a plus.

August, 2023 by tommysutter

Was on this trail for the first time and definitely won't be my last time. This tree covered trail is beautiful and definitely not busy. The asphalt trail is very smooth for cyclists. And the amount of Porta potties is a plus.

Fishing Line Trail

1st time on the trail

July, 2023 by bobertrowe

Trail was great! Tons of shade couldn’t even tell it was 90 degrees out!

Fishing Line Trail

fishing line trail from Rome city to Kendallville

July, 2023 by johnberger113

Great trail. We took this trail from Rome city to Kendallville for some lunch. Trail has lots of shade and is not busy. Watch this link of my ride https://youtu.be/r5RwB1tcyKY

Angola Trail

Pokagon State park to Commons park

July, 2023 by johnberger113

Great trail especially riding e-bikes since part of the trail is hilly. Ice cream, yogurt, and food found along the way. Riding to Commons park puts you just east of downtown Angola. Very clean restrooms at the park. Check out this link to watch my ride of the trail https://youtu.be/BSH6-eiC3kQ

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Fabulous

July, 2023 by mccurdy.john

My son and I just returned from riding the Pumpkinvine for the first time, and it did not disappoint. The word to best describe it would be bucolic.

The trails is great, the scenery is great (especially Krider's Garden in Mulberry), and it's nice to be among the Amish and learn more about their lifestyle.

Highly recommend!

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