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Length
Surfaces
Type

106th Street Path

5.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Anderson Airport Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

B&O Trail

11.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

B-Line Trail

3.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Colfax)

16.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Big 4 Trail (Whitestown)

2.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Big-4 Rail Trail (Zionsville)

5.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Bloomington Rail Trail

2 mi
State: IN
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Blue River Trail (Shelbyville)

3.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Bridgewater Club Trail

2.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Carey Road Trail

1.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Central Canal Towpath

5.23 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

Clear Creek Trail (IN)

2.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Fall Creek Trail (IN)

6.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Franciscan Trail

2.2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Franklin Greenway Trail

3.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Hagan-Burke Trail

1.42 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

9.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Industrial Heritage Trail

4.82 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Karst Farm Greenway

7.27 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Accordion

Landersdale Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Midland Trace Trail

7.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Monon Trail

27.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pennsy Trail

14.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Putnam Nature Trail

3.5 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

Sugar Creek Trail

5.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Tracy Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Vandalia Trail

16 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

White Lick Creek Trail

3.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White River Greenway (Muncie)

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wilbur Wright Trail

3.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Bicentennial Trail

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Cloverleaf Trail

1.65 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Columbus People Trail

15.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Greyhound Trail

0.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Honey Creek Trail

5.27 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pogues Run Trail

2.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Progress Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Ronald Reagan Parkway Trail

3.2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

White River Greenway

4.89 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt

White River Greenway (Carmel)

2.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White River Greenway (Noblesville)

5.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White River Wapahani Trail

6.85 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Eagle Creek Trail

7.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Boardwalk

National Road Heritage Trail (Henry County)

8.2 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

P&E Trail

2 mi
State: IN
Gravel

Pleasant Run Trail

6.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

146th Street Trail

2.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Amos Road Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Centennial Trail (IN)

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Hamrick Station Trail

3.1 mi
State: IN
Dirt, Grass

Lenape Trace Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Natalie Wheeler Trail

1.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Polly Grimshaw Trail

0.65 mi
State: IN
Concrete

Shirley Heritage Trail

1.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White Lick Creek Trail (Avon)

2.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Woolly Bear Parkway Trail

1.4 mi
State: IN
Grass, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 106th Street path is a smooth asphalt connector linking the communities of Zionsville and Carmel. The trail begins on Pennsylvania St. in Carmel, crosses US 31 and then continues alongside the...
IN 5.7 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
Overview The B&O Trail follows a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad corridor for 11.7 miles in Indiana, in two distinct segments.  About the Route On the western outskirts of the capital, the...
IN 11.7 mi Asphalt
The B-Line Trail in Bloomington runs for 3 miles between Adams Street (near the railroad tracks) and West Country Club Drive. The trail passes through downtown Bloomington and by a railroad...
IN 3.1 mi Asphalt
The Big 4 Trail is a developing rail-trail route across Boone County that will one day span 50 miles. Currently, three disconnected segments of the rail-trail are open. The name is a reference to the...
IN 16.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Big 4 Trail will eventually connect all of Boone County, from the Marion County line to the south, to the Clinton County line to the north. A large portion of the rail-trail is already...
IN 2.8 mi Asphalt
The Big-4 Rail Trail will one day stretch 50-plus miles across Boone County, from the northern suburbs of Indianapolis to Lafayette. The Big 4 in the trail name refers to the old Cleveland,...
IN 5.4 mi Asphalt
The Bloomington Rail Trail is a 2-mile segment of crushed stone that runs through a suburban wooded corridor. The trail extends between W. Country Club Drive in the north and Church Lane in the...
IN 2 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Crossing from one end of Shelbyville to the other, the Blue River Trail provides a safe way for residents to walk or bike to a number of parks whilst enjoying the proximity to the city's beloved...
IN 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Bridgewater Club Trail surrounds an upscale neighborhood of the same name, providing residents with easy access to the community's many amenities, including a golf course, fitness center and spa....
IN 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Carey Road Trail offers a straight north-south route through southeastern Westfield. It parallels the eastern side of the roadway through rural areas and residential communities, including the...
IN 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Central Canal Towpath, also known as the IWC Canal Greenway, features two 19th-century iron bridges that cross the waterway, designated an American Water Landmark. As you follow the tree-lined,...
IN 5.23 mi Crushed Stone
Bloomington's Clear Creek Trail runs between Tapp Road in the north and the Blooming Rail Trail in the south, linking with the latter just north of Church Lane. Although the Clear Creek Trail is...
IN 2.4 mi Asphalt
Providing a slice of scenic beauty in an urban setting, the Fall Creek Trail follows the titular creek along a quiet, forested corridor in northern Indianapolis. Offering a variety of recreation...
IN 6.9 mi Asphalt
The Franciscan Trail provides over 2 miles of walking and biking routes through Beech Grove, part of the Indianapolis metro area. The 12-foot wide, two-lane asphalt path allows residents to connect...
IN 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Franklin Greenway Trail (also known as the Franklin Historic Trail) is 3.4 miles of paths threading through Franklin’s parks while connecting community amenities such as schools, community centers...
IN 3.4 mi Asphalt
Although less than 2 miles long, the Hagan-Burke Trail provides valuable connections to three other trails in the city of Carmel: the Monon Trail (an 18-mile RTC Hall-of-Famer that stretches to...
IN 1.42 mi Asphalt
Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an ideal way to experience all the city has to offer. The trail links five cultural districts flush with...
IN 9.1 mi Asphalt
Kokomo's nickname is the "City of Firsts" and the Industrial Heritage Trail celebrates its progressive and inventive past with public art and signage highlighting the historic significance of some of...
IN 4.82 mi Asphalt
The Karst Farm Greenway is a paved, multiuse trail that runs for 7.27 miles from Karst Farm Park in the City of Bloomington to Campbells Park in the Town of Ellettsville. The parks along the...
IN 7.27 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Landersdale Trail is a 10-foot-wide, paved asphalt path that runs adjacent to and parallel to Landersdale Road in northern Morgan County. The western end of the path connects the fringe of the...
IN 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Midland Trace Trail follows the abandoned Central Indiana Railway corridor (a.k.a. the "Midland"). When complete, it will run from Westfield to the White River in Noblesville, paralleling State...
IN 7.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The 27.1-mile Monon Trail stretches across central Indiana between Indianapolis and Sheridan, to the north. About the Route The trail's northern endpoint is located in Sheridan, near...
IN 27.1 mi Asphalt
Built on the former Norfolk Southern railbed, the Nickel Plate Trail will someday stretch 18 miles from Indianapolis through Fisher to Noblesville. Currently, the  12- to 14-foot-wide paved...
IN 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Putnam Nature Trail begins in Greencastle, the home of DePauw University. The trail is part of the National Road Heritage Trail (NRHT), a proposed 150-mile trail across Indiana along the former...
IN 3.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Sugar Creek Trail meanders on the southwestern outskirts of Crawfordsville through suburban back yards, wooded parks and cultivated fields. It follows part of an old Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago...
IN 5.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Tracy Trail is a short suburban greenway in the town of Greenwood. The trail runs north–south between Summerfield Park and just north of Woodman Park near Southwest Elementary School. The open...
IN 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Vandalia Trail is the longest open component of the National Road Heritage Trail (NRHT), a proposed border-to-border trail stretching between Terre Haute and Richmond, a span of more than 150...
IN 16 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
White Lick Creek Trail is the north-south spine of the Plainfield trail system, connecting several parks and the Plainfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. On its northern end, the trail meets the...
IN 3.5 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
The White River Greenway brings residents of Martinsville to the river, for rest, for relaxation and for education. The asphalt trail begins at Old Town Waverly Park, and follows the river's course...
IN 2 mi Asphalt
Wilbur Wright Trail will one day extend from New Castle (in Henry County) to Losantville (in Randolph County), where it will connect to the Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana. The...
IN 3.1 mi Asphalt
This linear recreational trail allows residents of Avon to connect to the B&O Trail in neighboring Brownsburg without having to drive to it. The trail starts on Country Road 100 and takes a straight...
IN 2 mi Asphalt
The Cloverleaf Trail is a recreational trail in Kokomo, Indiana, that was built on a former Norfolk Southern railroad bed. The trail extends from Madison Street to Markland Avenue, with an extension...
IN 1.65 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 Greyhound Trail is sandwiched between a residential community and the Carmel High School Stadium. A portion of the trail follows the former North Indianapolis Electric Interurban Railroad, and a...
IN 0.4 mi Asphalt
Running along a former rail corridor, the Honey Creek Trail connects three of Middletown’s parks, including Dietrich Park, and passes through the community of Honey Creek in the Fall Creek...
IN 5.27 mi Asphalt
Pogues Run gets its name from one of the earliest pioneers to the area, a blacksmith named George Pogue who settled on the banks of the creek now bearing his name in 1819. The corridor itself predates...
IN 2.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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
This trail travels 3.2 miles atop an asphalt path beside the Ronald Reagan Parkway in Avon, Indiana. Starting at County Road 300 N, the trail heads south connecting to the B&O Trail via an underpass....
IN 3.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
One of a handful of trails following the White River in Indiana, Carmel’s White River Greenway parallels the scenic waterway for much of its journey through the eastern part of the city. Along the...
IN 2.3 mi Asphalt
A restored covered bridge that dates back to 1837 is the centerpiece of Noblesville’s White River Greenway, which opened in 1999. The level to gently rolling asphalt trail, which hugs the banks of the...
IN 5.9 mi Asphalt
The White River Wapahani Trail is nearly 7 miles long, stretching from 38th Street at Riverside Regional Park south to W. Raymond Street. Near downtown Indianapolis, the trail provides access to White...
IN 6.85 mi Asphalt
This 7-mile Indianapolis trail is worth keeping an eye on: the vision for the Eagle Creek Trail is a 16-mile corridor reaching from the hills of Eagle Park to White River. The greenway will provide...
IN 7.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Henry County segment of the National Road Heritage Trail runs for 8 miles over two segments. One runs from Big Blue River in Raysville east to SR 3 west of Dunreith (4 miles); the other between S...
IN 8.2 mi Crushed Stone
The P&E Trail begins at the corner of Main Street, 16th Street and Crawfordsville Road in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave of Indianapolis. This eastern endpoint of the trail is just a stone’s throw away...
IN 2 mi Gravel
The Pleasant Run Trail travels along both the creek and road of the same name as it courses through eastern Indianapolis, although the trail is located on sidewalks in certain areas. In the north, the...
IN 6.9 mi Asphalt
The 146th Street Trail is a linear pathway that follows its namesake roadway across Westfield, which lies on the northern outskirts of Indianapolis. At Rohrer Road, the pathway connects to the Monon...
IN 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Centennial Trail lies in a pleasant neighborhood of the same name in southwestern Westfield, about 15 miles north of Indianapolis. The trail crisscrosses a broad stretch of open space along...
IN 2 mi Asphalt
Overview The Hamrick Station Trail is a 3.1-mile rail trail in Putnam County, IN. It is a rural trail with a dirt and grass 10ft wide surface and only allows foot traffic. About the Route The...
IN 3.1 mi Dirt, Grass
The Lenape Trace Trail is a short connector path that links a newer residential development in Carmel, Indiana, with both the Sunrise Golf Course and the popular Monon Trail. Residents of the...
IN 1 mi Asphalt
The Natalie Wheeler Trail provides a straight north-south route along Union Street/Westfield Boulevard in the Indianapolis metro area. Although it parallels the roadway, the trail's western side is...
IN 1.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Bloomington’s Polly Grimshaw Trail is a short rail-with-trail that provides a crucial link from the city’s east side to State Route 45, close to Indiana University. The trail runs between apartments...
IN 0.65 mi Concrete
The Shirley Heritage Trail provides easy access to recreational opportunities while celebrating the history of the Town of Shirley.  At about a mile long, the trail runs east along South Railroad...
IN 1.1 mi Asphalt
White Lick Creek Greenway is a paved hike-and-bike trail in the Town of Avon, Hendricks County. The trail makes an asset of the creek and its riparian woodlands, offering users a tranquil journey...
IN 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Woolly Bear Parkway Trail is on the former Pennsylvania rail corridor that starts in Kennard and extends west for 1.4 miles. The rustic trail is mostly grass with a gravel base, and lined with...
IN 1.4 mi Grass, Gravel

Recent Trail Reviews

146th Street Trail

Not Really A Trail

February, 2024 by sweetcat

This is more a sidewalk. It is a miserable ride at best. As others mentioned you are right beside a very busy road - dirt, debris and noise. You are also are at constant risk from the many neighborhood entrances you must cross. It is not a route to ride for fun or enjoyment. Ride this only if you need to get somewhere and want to be a tiny bit safer than riding on the busy street.

Tracy Trail

skating trail for the win

February, 2024 by keepingthepiece

The trail isn’t smooth, and you have to cross multiple roads, but it’s nice having this trail in town along a little winding creek with a couple playgrounds along the way. It starts at Summerfield Park where there’s plenty of parking.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Beautiful but not great for quad skating

February, 2024 by keepingthepiece

I’ve skated this trail a few times. It’s so beautiful for the eyes, but the texture of the path is terrible for skates. Even with the softest wheels on the market, the constant rough bumps are not fun. There’s never a break. It goes from bad to worse, then back again. We still skate it for the view, but it sure would be nice if it was smooth. We enjoy the river views, the canal, the swan boats, and the steam lock outside the museum.

Accordion

White River Greenway Trail (Martinsville)

lovely skating trail by the water

February, 2024 by keepingthepiece

This trail at Waverly Park is great fun on quad skates. There are lots of obstacles like sticks, rocks, seeds, acorns, lifted cracks, rough wooden bridge, bicyclists, and lots of walkers with dogs. Everyone on the trail outs really nice and considerate. There are tons of places to stop and see the gorgeous White River. There are picnic tables of you want to bring a picnic. My skate tracker app clocks the trail at a little over 4.25 miles if you go so the way foam and back to the parking lot.

Nickel Plate Trail (Indianapolis-Fishers-Noblesville)

NPT expansion (Noblesville)

November, 2023 by oliver.strobel

The trail in Noblesville is now open from 146th ST to Pleasant Street. To cross 146th ST, do so at the cross walk light at Herriman Blvd, which is just east of the Nickel PlateTrail (NPT). This short section of the NPT is also quite nice, wooded and feels remote as it parallels the White River. The two repurposed train bridges cross Allisonville Road and Stony Creek.

Big 4 Trail (Whitestown)

This segment is now connected to Zionsville. Great progress!

October, 2023 by aringtonjw64

This segment is now connected to Zionsville. Great progress!

Big-4 Rail Trail (Zionsville)

Trail is now connected to Whitestown segment and Whitestown has been extended out to CR 500E. Great progress!

October, 2023 by aringtonjw64

Trail is now connected to Whitestown segment and Whitestown has been extended out to CR 500E. Great progress!

B&O Trail

Great to see the added length in Hendricks county.

October, 2023 by kjr46112

Great to see the added length in Hendricks county.

Industrial Heritage Trail

Awesome Bike Trail with AMENITIES!!

October, 2023 by gregmclochlin

My first time, on this really fun trail. I went from the NorthSide Kokomo trailhead (where hwy 931 meets hwy 35, (portable potties available) to downtown and back, took about an hour, past really cool old factories, rails on the side, and what looked like fun bars to stop at, for instance, a brewery in a former train station converted into restaurants! Also many other LOCAL BARS and EATERIES!! Very smooth trail, not a lot of shade, so a beautiful ride on a cool sunny day for me! THANKS KOKOMO for the INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TRAIL!!

Franciscan Trail

Great Roller- Skating Trail

October, 2023 by keepingthepiece

I skated this trail on quads and absolutely loved it. There’s a variety of slopes and flats, nice scenery, and smooth terrain. Bridges are a little annoying because my skates won’t roll them - way too uneven and bumpy, but the railings are stout and I pulled myself across easily enough. Kids enjoyed it on bikes and scooters.

Karst Farm Greenway

More signage PLEASE!!!

October, 2023 by chrisvg28

We are not from the area, but are familiar with the rails to trails system.
Found the trail head after we gave up and just started from the park. It was a Saturday and the park was busy but 4 sets of eyes in and out of the car never found any signage about where the trailhead was located.
Trail was in good condition, pleasant views and challenging at times but not impossible (for senior ;-) weekend riders). New section is very well done.
What was challenging was the lack of signage at critical turns, which made for an extra 2+ miles of hills that were walked by some. We all agreed it would be a fun trail to ride again but only because we know the route.

Karst Farm Greenway

We walk or ride this trail all the time, love the farmland on both sides of the trail near Ellettsville with the creek is very picturesque. It's a peaceful getaway during a busy day.

September, 2023 by amdl78

We walk or ride this trail all the time, love the farmland on both sides of the trail near Ellettsville with the creek is very picturesque. It's a peaceful getaway during a busy day.

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