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Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Thorntown)

9.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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The Big 4 Rail Trail is a developing trail route across Boone County that will one day span 50 miles. Currently, two disconnected segments of the rail-trail are open. The name is a reference to the...
IN 9.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Thorntown)

IN - 9.5 miles

The Big 4 Rail Trail is a developing trail route across Boone County that will one day span 50 miles. Currently, two disconnected segments of the rail-trail are open. The name is a reference to the...

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Thorntown)

IN - 9.5 miles

The Big 4 Rail Trail is a developing trail route across Boone County that will one day span 50 miles. Currently, two disconnected segments of the rail-trail are open. The name is a reference to the...

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Thorntown)

IN - 9.5 miles

The Big 4 Rail Trail is a developing trail route across Boone County that will one day span 50 miles. Currently, two disconnected segments of the rail-trail are open. The name is a reference to the...

Recent Trail Reviews

Monon Trail

best trail

May, 2020 by jared.mark.herbert

Best trail in Indy!

Monon Trail

Amazing

May, 2020 by blukins14

Me and a couple of friends biked the whole 27.2 miles and back. We would do it again.

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Thorntown)

Great Ride

April, 2020 by jana.parsons

This is a great trail if you have a mountain bike. The first few miles are paved, but there are some sections that had some small gravel. It was mostly comfortable riding, but as I said-on my mountain bike. I would not take a road bike on the length of this trail. You have to do some crossing of country roads that aren't paved. It's a nice, peaceful ride overlooking some fields and beautiful scenery. The only issue I had is when the trail gets to Thorntown and when you cross the street-look for the blue markers on the pavement. I initially missed it, but found my way. The trail ends up on a bridge overlooking Sugar Creek. I am excited for them to finish the trail all the way to Colfax and then to Lafayette.

Accordion

106th Street Path

Smooth, fast, and enjoyable

April, 2020 by staleys69

The trail is fast and smooth with very few major intersections. This is my new favorite bike ride.

Ronald Reagan Parkway Trail

Solid Trail

March, 2020 by pereztrace2016

This trail has been connected from Stafford all the way to Brownsburg, which is really awesome. I love the area and the minimal foot traffic along the path. There is one section in need of a drain or ditch on the side in order to prevent sitting water and mud from getting on the pavement and making it slick. A few lights every quarter mile or so would be awesome as well!

Cattail Trail

Nice paved and wood chip trails

March, 2020 by esposrl

A nice area to run, bike, and walk. Mixed open and wooded areas from Purdue and WL parks.

Panhandle Pathway

Straight and Fast

October, 2019 by kurthand83

This was a very good trail with a paved surface in great condition with almost no bumps, etc. Also a very straight and level trail with almost no hills. My 44 mile ride was with 20+ mph cross wind, cold temperature, and rain but still enjoyable. I did not take time to visit the small towns but could have easily done so and it looked like there were many interesting things to do. You should be very cautious with the road crossings. If you are used to racing across it is almost impossible to see in each direction at busy road crossings. Worth the 1 1/2 hour drive for me to get there!

B&O Trail

A Welcome Retreat

September, 2019 by davemarty54

My wife and I moved to the area just three months ago, but this trail has quickly become one of my favorite places to get away, usually on my bicycle. As others have said, it's mostly quiet and well maintained. In fact, as I rode this morning a man was slowly riding his three-wheeler and blowing fallen leaves off the trail. Much appreciated!

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Thorntown)

pretty but bumpy

September, 2019 by jtkoehler2

My wife and I ride this trail a lot. (age 63 and 65)we have one here in Crawfordsville but it is too short.
We have ridden the whole trail Thorntown to Lebanon and back 3 times in the last month. The sections around the cities and Hazelrigg are smooth. the rest is bumpy. Lebanon has filed for a grant from the state and wants to take over pave and maintain the trail from Lebanon to Surem Plant rd (Thorntown). (We started a bike riding group from church we wanted to introduce others to the trail and bike riding.)
Going north out of Thorntown the trail is 8/10 of a mile and then ends at Sugar Creek. I saw where Colfax got some grant money to connect to the trail south, we will see how long that takes. I'd give it a 5 star rate if it was paved smooth.

Sugar Creek Trail

connection finished

September, 2019 by jtkoehler2

as of last year the break in the map shown is now connected. There is also a parking lot next to the animal shelter which is where you can get on the trail. (that is the connection point) You do not have to go the west end anymore to get on it. It is all paved. My biggest complaint is that it still does not connect to downtown trail head park. which would solve the other problem, which is , it is too short.

Covington Circle Trail

some hills well maintained

August, 2019 by jtkoehler2

We started off on the south side. I recommend this because the trail has slight up hill run through out the length, until you get back into town. There is a hill down and up just before the High school and level off after you get into the park. In reverse it is a nice slight downhill run once you get about 2 miles into the ride. very friendly people along the way.

B&O Trail

nice ride

August, 2019 by jtkoehler2

We rode the B&O for the first time. I enjoyed it. My wife didn't like all the road crossings. She does not like to ride her bike around any traffic. That's why we do trails. Any way The trail is very well maintained 12.3 miles was the total round trip. I do like all the lights for crossing the roads We did not try the Regan trail. (Getting tired.) My only negative is there was no place to park. We parked in the church lot across the street. The person who told us about the trail said we could. (he goes to that church)

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