- Find a Trail
- My TrailLink
- Explore Trails
- About Us
- Get Involved
The Big 4 Trail is a developing rail-trail route across Boone County that will one day span 50 miles. Currently, three disconnected segments of the rail-trail are open. The name is a reference to the Big Four Railroad, which began serving the region in 1852. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln traveled this route on his way to his presidential inauguration.
This section of the Big 4 Trail—previously known as the Farm Heritage Trail—runs from Lebanon to Colfax in Clinton County, passing through a canopy of Indiana hardwoods, fields of corn and soybeans, and at its northern end, over the scenic Sugar Creek on an iron bridge. A mural celebrating the Big 4 Trail and its railroad history can be seen under the I-65 overpass near the Lebanon trailhead.
Parking is available at a number of locations along the trail, including at the northern end (105 S Columbia St, Colfax) and near the southern end (Sam Ralston Rd just south of Manor Dr in Lebanon). Visit the TrailLink map for all options and detailed directions.
See TrailLink Map for more detailed directions.
TrailLink is a free service provided by Rails-to-Trails conservancy
(a non-profit) and we need your support!