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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.
Nice little trail through the country. Lots of wildlife to be seen. Good trail to begin with. Just enough hills to make it a bit of a challenge for beginners.
The Vandalia Trail is really two trails in one. The personality of these two trails could not be more different.
The eastern section spans the Indianapolis suburb of Plainfield from Township Line Road and Hunt Street just SW of the roundabout at Township Line and Smith Road to South Country Road 500 E on the west end of town. There's a short section in the middle that follows city streets, but this trail is paved and well maintained. There's even a nice underpass at Sycamore Street. For the most part, it is tree lined as it winds through subdivisions, many of which have direct connections.
The western section of the trail is more rural in nature as it extends from Amo IN west to the town of Fillmore where it connects with the People Pathway and continues on to Greencastle. The section of this trail between Amo and Coatsville is dirt and grass and it's crushed stone (think Katy Trail) with some loose larger rock between Coatsville and Fillmore.
I rode the entire length of the trail recently. You don't need a mountain bike to traverse the western section. I did it on a Kona Rove gravel grinder with 700 x 35 tires, drop bars and disk brakes and it was a breeze. I would not bring a road bike with narrower tires on it but you could certainly do it on a city bike, fixxie, whatever.
Although I ride the eastern trail regularly, this was my first trip on the western section. I loved it. The fact that it is not paved keeps the hordes away. I had it to myself on a Sunday morning. Parking is easy in Amo or Fillmore, but if you're so inclined you might want to start in Plainfield and head west on East County Road 400 North. There's not a lot of traffic and it makes for a delightful long ride that combines rural roads and trails.
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