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Access to the trail is easy and I picked the West end trail head in Mattoon. I parked at Peterson Park where there are many shaded parking spots. The start of the trail is one block west and one block north of the park. The trail starts off paved and once out of town is crushed gravel. The trail is pretty well maintained and used quite a bit, but there were still a few sections where my comfort bike got a little out of sorts in deep gravel. Overall though, the condition of the trail was good. The trail is pretty flat and there are only a couple of places along the route where it is necessary to cross roads. The scenery is very peaceful and at one section, the trail cuts through a country club - so you may be sharing the trail in that section with a golfer or two... Both Mattoon and Charleston offer many opportunities for dining, so you won't go hungry! I will definitely be back and will use this trail for 50 mile rides in the future.
As of writing this the north, east, and south sides of the loop are complete. There is new asphalt linking Pearl St and 136 on the east side. I skated a complete loop by going up 3rd St from the SW trailhead, turning right onto Union St, and turning left onto 5th St to get back to the park. The roads are pretty rough for skating unless you have big wheels.
The trail itself is pretty nice. The asphalt section is very nice and smooth, but the majority of the trail is a little rough with lots of raised cracks in the pavement that aren't marked. If you take the loop clockwise you get to enjoy a long downhill on the southern part of the loop though, which is fun.
Well-maintained paved trail with gravel parking lot at trail head. Trail head is on Central street on west edge of Rosedale. I only wish this trail was longer!
What a beautiful trail! Newly paved from Amo for a few miles before hitting the gravel path. We did the full 16 and was hoping there would be a restaurant to stop at once we hit Coatsville but there was nothing convenient at the end of the trail. Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks. Beautiful scenery. We saw butterflies and hummingbirds throughout most of the trail. Very peaceful.
I wanted to say east side is best
grandson and I ride it often, little creek park is a good place for a picnic break. rose hulman is like a post card. access to cemetery for some hills and history, access to hawthorn park adds some miles. go west is best.
I first rode this trail several years ago and was not impressed: the surface was full of washouts and 4 wheeler ruts. However it now seems to be better maintained. The easternmost section is the best, a narrow corridor with lots of wildflowers and birds. As you get closer to Mattoon the trail opens up and there is no protection from the sun and wind. For a nice bit of shade take the spur into the Douglas Hart Nature Center.
I live within five miles of the Amo trailhead but until this week I have never been on the trail. What a pleasant change in perspective. I know the roads and communities along the trail in western Hendricks county but never at such a delightful pace. Coming back soon!
We used this trail for our Bataan Death March and it was perfect. There were plenty of access points for water/medic stations. One of the best trails I have been on.
I live 10 minutes from this trail and love to use it! it's very scenic and mostly paved. Many indigenous trees, wildlife, and of course beautiful sugar creek. Come visit!
I rode the portion of the trail from Amo to Fillmore and back on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Very surprised to find that in two and a half hours of pedaling, I encountered only one other cyclist, along with two pedestrians and two women on horseback. This was a picture perfect October day with temperatures in the low seventies! I have to agree with the other reviewer who remarked that the unpaved surface seems to scare riders away. It shouldn't, it's a very firm-packed surface for most of the way. Obviously, it takes more effort and a bit longer to ride than a paved surface, but that only adds to its charm.
Of special interest to me as a railroad buff was the Interurban Depot in Amo, built by the T.H.I. & E. (Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company) in 1907, and now on the National Register of Historic Places. It is basically located at the trail head in Amo, and is a well restored gem that is now used as the Amo Reading Room. Unfortunately it's only open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for two hours on the first Saturday of each month. The T.H.I. & E. only operated from 1907 to 1931, and apparently shared the roadbed with the Vandalia Railroad. The town of Amo, pop. Approx. 420, is a dlight and has more of an old west feel than you would expect to find in a town only about 20 miles west of Indianapolis. The ancient Amo General Store is open, and doubles as a pizza parlor.
The ride itself is mostly rural, but every grain elevator and silo I passed was bustling with activity, as the cornfields were being harvested, taking full advantage of the dry, sunny weather.
Had a great ride. A very quiet Monday. Didn't see anyone. Trail in great shape. Cool little towns along the way. I started in Amo went to Greencastle and back.
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