Indiana Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Length
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Big 4 Rail Trail (Zionsville)

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Big 4 Trail (Lebanon to Thorntown)

9.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Bloomington Rail Trail

2 mi
State: IN
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Calumet Trail

9.1 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

Cardinal Greenway

62 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Accordion

Central Canal Towpath

5.23 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

Clear Creek Trail (IN)

2.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

DeKalb County Trail

4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Delphi Historic Trails

10 mi
State: IN
Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Erie Lackawanna Trail

17.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Fall Creek Trail (IN)

6.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Greyhound Trail

0.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Hagan-Burke Trail

1.42 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Heritage Trail of Madison

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Iron Horse Heritage Trail

5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

LaSalle Trail

0.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

MapleHeart Trail

4.8 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Marquette Trail

2.1 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

Monon Trail (Lake County)

4.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Nickel Plate Trail

36.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Panhandle Pathway

21 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

6.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Prairie Duneland Trail

10.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

17.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

St. Joseph River Greenway

1.3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Sugar Creek Trail

3.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Sweetser Switch Trail

3 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Tracy Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Vandalia Trail

16 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

White River Greenway (Muncie)

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

White River Greenway (Noblesville)

5.9 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wilden Avenue Trail

3.2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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 5.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
The Bloomington Rail-Trail is a 2-mile segment of crushed stone that runs through a suburban wooded corridor. The trail extends between W. Country Club Drive in the north and Church Lane in the south....
IN 2 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Calumet Trail traverses the south side of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, a unique ecosystem of forest, marsh, dunes and beach along Lake Michigan. This dirt and crushed limestone path...
IN 9.1 mi Crushed Stone
The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana, stretches more than 60 miles from Marion to Richmond along a former CSX railroad corridor. The trail takes its name from the Cardinal, the...
IN 62 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
Bloomington's Clear Creek Trail runs between Tapp Road in the north and the Blooming Rail-Trail in the south, linking with the latter just north of Church Lane. Although the Clear Creek Trail is...
IN 2.4 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The DeKalb County Trail was constructed in 1976 and is called Indiana's first rail-trail. It runs between Morning Star Rd. at the Greenhurst Country Club in Auburn and Cedar Street along Wayne Street...
IN 4 mi Asphalt
The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...
IN 5.4 mi Asphalt
TRAIL ALERT - the bodies of two teenagers were found on the Delphi Historic Trails on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. Their deaths are being investigated as homicides and the police have released a...
IN 10 mi Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Erie Lackawanna (EL) Trail represents the longest contiguous trail in Northwest Indiana, running 17-miles from Crown Point north to Hammond. This trail passes through wetlands and open space on an...
IN 17.7 mi Asphalt
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 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
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 of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....
IN 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Iron Horse Heritage Trail in Portage, Indiana, runs for 5 miles between Max Mochal Road (SR 149) at the east end and County Line Road near US 20 at the west end. The trail passes through a...
IN 5 mi Asphalt
When complete, the LaSalle Trail will travel an arrow-straight 3.5 miles between Roseland Town Park in Roseland and the Indiana–Michigan state line. Michigan is currently working on building a trail...
IN 0.8 mi Asphalt
The MapleHeart Trail travels nearly 5 miles from the city of Elkhart south to the outskirts of Goshen. The trail parallels County Road 45 and a Norfolk Southern Railroad corridor through residential...
IN 4.8 mi Asphalt
The Marquette Trail offers picturesque views of Lake Michigan as it travels through the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This scenic route follows an abandoned rail line through a variety of diverse...
IN 2.1 mi Crushed Stone
The Monon Trail in Lake County, Indiana—not to be confused with the trail of the same name in Indianapolis—links the two Chicago suburbs of Hammond and Munster. The paved trail occupies an abandoned...
IN 4.4 mi Asphalt
Indiana’s Nickel Plate Trail is currently open in two sections on a former Norfolk Southern rail corridor. The northern segment runs for 20 miles between Rochester in the north and Peru in the south....
IN 36.9 mi Asphalt
Indiana's Panhandle Pathway links Winamac to Kenneth and communities in between, 21 miles of paved cycling, skating and walking. This spectacular rail-trail passes through bucolic Midwestern farmland,...
IN 21 mi Asphalt
The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage is a multi-use trail in Evansville, part of which follows along the Ohio River and, of course, Pigeon Creek. The popular trail features scenic resting areas and...
IN 6.7 mi Asphalt
As its name implies, the beautiful Prairie Duneland Trail offers snapshots of the flora and fauna—from hardwood forest to remnant prairie grasslands—that once dominated this region. In spite of the...
IN 10.3 mi Asphalt
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail covers more than 17 miles (with a short 1.5-mile section on rural roads) between the towns of Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana. The railroad line between Goshen and...
IN 17.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The St. Joseph River Greenway begins on the southern outskirts of the small town of St. Joe, not far from the Indiana–Ohio border. The short paved trail (just over 1 mile long) runs through a scenic...
IN 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Sugar Creek Trail meanders on the southwestern outskirts of Crawfordsville through suburban back yards, wooded parks and cultivated fields. It follows part of an old Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago...
IN 3.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
It may be only 3 miles long, but the Sweetser Switch Trail is nearly bursting with unique features and small-town charm. Like many things in Sweetser, the main trailhead is located right in the middle...
IN 3 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
The Vandalia Trail is the longest open component of the National Road Heritage Trail, a proposed border-to-border trail stretching between Terre Haute and Richmond, Indiana, a span of more than 150...
IN 16 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The White River Greenway in Muncie 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...
IN 5.6 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 Wilden Avenue Trail stretches for roughly 3 miles from the northern Goshen city limits to the community's downtown. In the north, the trail is a direct continuation of the MapleHeart Trail (and is...
IN 3.2 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Panhandle Pathway

Now my favorite Trail !!

June, 2017 by stancks

My wife and I found this trail for the first time today. It was a beautiful, scenic 20+mile stretch which was immaculate and well kept. The asphalt had zero cracks and looked brand new. Bridges over the Tippecanoe River and Indian creek were very nice. Got to meet some of the volunteers - Friends of the Panhandle Pathway. Very Nice people!. Drove 2 hours from Dyer Indiana to get there. It was definitely worth the drive.

Nickel Plate Trail

naked rider

June, 2017 by gregorywall

The easy to find trailhead is a half mile West of Hwy 31 on Hwy 35. It is about 14.5 miles North to the Wabash River in Peru and the trail extends another half mile. You are then directed through the city of Peru for 4.5 miles by road markers until you pick up the trail again just north of Peru. The trail then continues about 20 miles until it ends in Rochester. The trail is paved asphalt and flat. It is very scenic and there are numerous places to visit in Peru and Rochester. It is an easy 45 minute drive from the North side of Indianapolis to the trailhead up Hwy 31. Safe travels.

Panhandle Pathway

naked rider

June, 2017 by gregorywall

The directions to the difficult to find Southern trailhead is go to 600 W off of Hwy 24 and go North. 600 W is 4.5 miles West of the Hwy 29 exit on to Hwy 24/35. Once on 600 W go 0.25 miles to 50 N at the Pisgah Christian Church and go East another 0.25 miles to the trailhead. The trail starts 0.8 miles South of this trailhead at a dead end. From the dead end the trail heads North around 22 miles to another dead end at 11th Street in Winnemac. There are trees along the trail for about quarter of the way and it follows Hwy 35. The trail is flat and paved asphalt. The trail is very picturesque
as it travels through the small towns between Logansport and Winnemac. If you are looking for a getaway from Indianapolis, it is about an hours drive to Logansport. You won't be disappointed.

Accordion

Paradise Spring Riverwalk Trail

Short & Sweet

June, 2017 by kristin.creager

A short little paved path around some old cabins and down by the river. We were the only ones and made several laps on the loops. I imagine during a busy time or when there is camping this might be a better walk than ride but perfect for an early June evening bike ride!

Calumet Trail

Terrible

June, 2017 by davidjamessheets

Essentially, worse than an unpaved road as we biked thru standing water with tadpoles swimming about.

B-Line Trail

Great Trail

May, 2017 by frank17

We ride this trail whenever we can and all the trails that join the B-Line. Well maintained and friendly folks from start to finish. Great Trail!!!

Nickel Plate Trail

Nickel Plate Trail is First Class

May, 2017 by emmis

Today's ride was roundtrip from Kokomo to Peru on my Trek Madone 6.5 Project One road bike and it was a great ride. This is a first-class trail and one that should not be missed.

Veterans Memorial Bikeway (IN)

Phantom ride

April, 2017 by karl8track

What trail? ATV maybe.

Prairie Duneland Trail

Bumpy but Nice

April, 2017 by dendodds

I loved being able to ride on a trail and not having to worry about being mowed down by a big old pickup truck. I traveled from the Chesterton Skate Park to Hobart (and back) but unfortunately I was really disappointed by the bumpy ride.. My road bike graciously transmitted every tree root and surface crack directly to me sorry butt. The only smooth section was around Rt 149. There were many stretches were absorbing the bumps didn't allow me to maintain any type of cadence. All that said - I'm feeling fortunate to have the trail available and will definitely be riding there again.

Fall Creek Trail (IN)

Beautiful in areas

April, 2017 by kgremosindy

I only give it three stars for a variety of reasons even though portions of the trail are beautiful to ride on. We ride this trail frequently as part of our commute to work in downtown Indianapolis. The north section of trail between Skiles Test Park and 56th Street/Emerson is very nice. It has fairly new asphalt, sits up out of the flood plain, and is wide enough to provide for safe passing of pedestrians. The southern section of the trail from approximately Fall Creek Pkwy and Allisonville Rd to Fall Creek Pkwy and Central Ave is also in good shape but you have to cross the river via the 38th St Bridge (on the busy road or on the pot hole/light pole filled sidewalk). The trail currently dead-ends at Central Avenue due to road and bridge work. The portion of trail between 56th/Emerson and Allisonville/Fall Creek needs a major upgrade. It is narrow, bumpy, curvy, and floods or holds water when it rains. Because it is within the flood plain, silt tends to collect which makes for slick going after a rain event. Once this section is upgraded and they finish the 38th St Bridge crossing it will be a very nice trail to the near northeast side. It will be even better if they ever continue it all the way downtown.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Fun Urban Trail

April, 2017 by arblady32

I rode and my daughter ran the Cultural Trail in September 2016. It is mainly a large square around the downtown area with a few branches which in some cases connect with other trails (the Monon and Pleasant Creek Trails). We found the trail to be very well marked and easy to follow with many opportunities for stopping at a cultural venue or a quick bite to eat or to relax at an outdoor park. A highlight of the trail is the portion that dips below street level along The Canal and connects with the White River Wapahani Trail which goes by the Indianapolis Zoo. The trail is easy to negotiate and quite flat. That said, this is not the trail for a training ride as there are many streets to cross and the trail is shared in some places with walkers occasionally making for crowded conditions. It is a trail very well-suited for a leisurely ride with easy access and parking, and definitely rates very highly among urban trails.

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

Nice Trail

April, 2017 by mlehoffie

This trail was a nice trail for the beginning of the season. I am a casual rider and it is fairly short and flat trail. Nice tunnels and bridges. One thing I don't like is that it is not marked very well and if you are riding along the flood wall towards Hollywood Casino the trail just dead ends although the map says you can go further. If you ride into Aurora, the path is not marked and you have to make your own path through the town once you cross the large metal bridge.

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