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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

Big-4 Rail Trail (Zionsville)

5.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Blue River Trail (Shelbyville)

3.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

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

Central Canal Towpath

5.23 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

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

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

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

9.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Midland Trace Trail

7.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Monon Trail

27.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pennsy Trail (IN)

14.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Sweetser Switch Trail

4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Accordion

Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

14.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Tracy Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White River Greenway (Muncie)

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Whitewater Canal Trail

11 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Whitewater Gorge Trail

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wilbur Wright Trail

3.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

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

Union City Gateway Trail

0.72 mi
State: IN, OH
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

White River Wapahani Trail

6.85 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

16.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Archway Trail

0.6 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

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

Amos Road Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Centennial Trail (IN)

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Lenape Trace Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Natalie Wheeler Trail

1.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Nickel Plate Trail (Connersville)

0.75 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Accordion
The Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway offers a pleasant route, partially on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Columbus-to-Saint Louis freight mainline. The rail route was also once used for Lincoln's...
OH 14.5 mi Asphalt
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
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
Running along a former rail bed, the Whitewater Canal Trail parallels the Whitewater Canal as it takes hikers and cyclists through the heart of the Whitewater River Valley in Franklin County.  The...
IN 11 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Much of the trail is tree-lined and offers glimpses of the gorge’s rugged cliffs. It passes Veterans Memorial Park, which includes memorials for the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean War, and...
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
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
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
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
Ohio’s Miami River Valley, with 340 miles of off-road trails, is home to one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks. Heading northwest from Dayton, the Wolf Creek Trail is one piece of this...
OH 16.2 mi Asphalt
Centerville’s Archway Trail runs adjacent to a new road on a former railroad corridor that connects downtown to a recently developed neighborhood. The wide, paved trail is one of several open...
IN 0.6 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 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 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
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
Connersville's Nickel Plate Trail is situated in rural eastern Indiana, not far from the state's border with Ohio. Its trailhead is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and Park Road and, from...
IN 0.75 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.

White River Wapahani Trail

Beautiful, but …

June, 2024 by dmarkwillis

This would-be beautiful trail is ideally situated and features lovely vistas of Indianapolis, views of the White River and a curvy paved path through a shady, wooded landscape. Sadly, a good portion of it is marred by countless homeless encampments and the resulting undisposed of trash. A sad reflection on our city and its leadership. The trail was also dangerously scattered with river debris and thick loose sand in several low spots. Ride for curiosity’s sake, but with caution.

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.

Accordion

Pennsy Trail (IN)

After the monon and nickel plate trail this is the 3rd best in the region

June, 2024 by soluschristus01

After the monon and nickel plate trail this is the 3rd best in the region

B&O Trail

B&O Trail

June, 2024 by kevin.gruneisen

2024 - we live 1 mile from the trail and can get to it pretty easy. The ride is great. All asphalt and in great shape. Several main roads have to be crossed but all have signal lights to help. Tilden is no longer the end of the trail. There is another ~ 3 miles of new asphalt west of Tilden. A new parking lot was added at 300/900. Enjoy. It’s or go to for weekly rides.

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.

Franklin Greenway Trail

Great!

May, 2024 by jasonahyer

Great little well-maintained bike/walk path!

White River Wapahani Trail

pretty good

May, 2024 by fly777300

Started the trail at Washington street and proceeded south. Trail was clean and clear until Oliver avenue then multiple tents with homeless folks under the overpasses. The trail gets narrower toward Kentucky avenue overpass and it turns into dirt and wooded area. I came back toward the north and the trail is very nice and clean.

Pennsy Trail (IN)

Awesome trail

April, 2024 by leanneklamb

Way less traffic than the Monon trail, had a great time riding my ride here.

Wilbur Wright Trail

New section at Mooreland, IN.

April, 2024 by jeffstov

There is a very new section on the Wilbur Wright Trail open between N County Road 625E and N county Road 800 E going through Mooreland . There is another section that is in the process of being cleared to the west of CR 600 E.. Looking forward to the day when I can ride from New castle all the way to Losantville where the Wilbur Wright will connect with the Cardinal Greenway.

Eagle Creek Trail

Trail to nowhere

April, 2024 by rma101560

Great trail along Raymond then a bad crossing at Harding. The trail is nice along Eagle Creek but it goes nowhere. There is also no parking available along the trail but it doesn't really make any difference. Will Indy Parks ever finish this trail?

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