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Length
Surfaces
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Anderson Airport Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Bridgewater Club Trail

2.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Cardinal Greenway

61 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Carey Road Trail

1.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Converse Junction Trail

2 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

Hagan-Burke Trail

1.42 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Heritage Trail (IN)

1.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Industrial Heritage Trail

4.82 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Midland Trace Trail

7.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Monon Trail

27.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Nickel Plate Trail

37.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Panhandle Pathway

22 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Paradise Spring Riverwalk Trail

0.82 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pufferbelly Trail

9.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Rivergreenway

50 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

South Adams Trail

2.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Sweetser Switch Trail

4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

5.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Accordion

Wabash River Trail

7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White River Greenway (Muncie)

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wilbur Wright Trail

3.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Blue River Trail

2.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Cloverleaf Trail

1.65 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Decatur Greenway

3.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Greyhound Trail

0.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Honey Creek Trail

5.27 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Little Turtle Waterway Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

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

Erie Rail-Trail

1.85 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Shirley Heritage Trail

1.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Woolly Bear Parkway Trail

1.4 mi
State: IN
Grass, Gravel

146th Street Trail

2.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Centennial Trail (IN)

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Krebs Trailhead Park

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Lenape Trace Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Natalie Wheeler Trail

1.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

River Bluff Trail

1.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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
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
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
Completed in late 2015, the Converse Junction Trail provides 2 miles of smooth asphalt along a former Penn Central railroad line, linking the small Indiana communities of Converse and Mier. The trail...
IN 2 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Indiana’s Panhandle Pathway follows a former Pennsylvania Railroad corridor out of Winamac south to Kenneth. Along the way, the trail links the communities of Star City, Thornhope, and Royal Center...
IN 22 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 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 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
Accordion
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
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
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 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 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 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
The Little Turtle Waterway Trail covers 1 mile along the Wabash River and is part of a 5-acre park in downtown Logansport. The rail-trail part of the equation comes from what is called the Gateway,...
IN 1 mi Asphalt
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 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 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
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
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 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
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 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
The River Bluff Trail follows the Eel River for 1.3 miles along an elevated, paved surface, traversing some wooded areas. There are no street crossings along the way; the trail stretches between SR...
IN 1.3 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Monon Trail

Round trip 54 miles

July, 2024 by tjmodd

Rode the full length of this trail round trip. It’s well maintained and used by many people. Great surface for road bikes. Lots of places along the trail to stop and eat. Nice bridges. Lots of road crossings but many people were courteous and would stop for bike crossing, runners, and walkers. Equal mix of shade and sun. This is a great trail.

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.

Accordion

Blue River Trail

a great little trail

July, 2024 by sickvic427

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

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.

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

Panhandle Pathway

This is such a nice trail. Part of it is nice and secluded while other parts are next to the road. It's definitely worth riding.

June, 2024 by mojohoover

This is such a nice trail. Part of it is nice and secluded while other parts are next to the road. It's definitely worth riding.

Nickel Plate Trail

We love riding both sections of the Nickle Plate trail. However the section in the middle though the town of Peru isn't the most enjoyable. It's not really well marked.

June, 2024 by mojohoover

We love riding both sections of the Nickle Plate trail. However the section in the middle though the town of Peru isn't the most enjoyable. It's not really well marked.

Converse Junction Trail

Short trail itself but a nice addition to the connecting Sweetser switch trail and the Cardinal Greenway .

June, 2024 by mojohoover

Short trail itself but a nice addition to the connecting Sweetser switch trail and the Cardinal Greenway .

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.

Anderson Airport Trail

A short 1.47 miles, paved with slight inclines, clean and quiet. Parked in Chesterfield behind the airport at the American legion, it's free, good spot for a trailhead. Watches some planes take off. Raced a squirrel.

June, 2024 by sunflowerfarm765

A short 1.47 miles, paved with slight inclines, clean and quiet. Parked in Chesterfield behind the airport at the American legion, it's free, good spot for a trailhead. Watches some planes take off. Raced a squirrel.

Woolly Bear Parkway Trail

mosquito heaven

May, 2024 by branden86401

Trail was all grass and tall at some points. Me and my 2 kids got bit up super bad though by mosquitoes. Spiders webs and mosquitoes are horrible.

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