Midland Trace Trail


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Midland Trace Trail Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: Hamilton
Length: 2.3 miles
Trail end points: Carey Rd. to S. Union St.; Monon Trail just east of Oakridge Rd. and Quaker Park on Dartown Rd.; Spring Mill Rd. to just east of Ditch Rd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6617268

Midland Trace Trail Description

Much of the Midland Trace Trail is still in the planning and development stage; however, three short, disconnected segments totaling nearly 2.5 miles have been constructed as of 2013.

When complete, the Midland Trace Trail will follow the abandoned Central Indiana Railway corridor (a.k.a. the "Midland") from Westfield to the White River in Noblesville, paralleling State Route 32, located roughly 0.25 mile to the corridor’s north. The future trail will pass through scenic woodlands and open fields, cross two historic railroad trestles and link neighborhoods, schools and parks in Noblesville and Westfield.

For now, Midland Trace Trail users in Westfield and Noblesville can travel between South Union Street (at Martha Doan Cemetery and Memorial Park) and Willowview Road in Noblesville (construction east of Willowview Road is slated for 2019); between Spring Mill Road and Ditch Road on the northern edge of new residential development; and from Quaker Park on Dartown Road to a seamless connection to the nearly 20-mile Monon Trail just west of Westfield Park Road.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Midland Trace Trail is available at Quaker Park on Dartown Road and Simon Moon Park on South Street/E. 171st Street.

Midland Trace Trail Reviews

Westfield Segment Allows Golf Carts

The trail is much longer than shown on this map. It continues through Noblesville to the intersection of SR 32 and Hague Road where there are further options. However, those who oversee the Westfield segment of the trail decided it was a good idea to allow golf carts on the trail. The trail, especially over bridges, is not much wider than a golf cart which makes this decision dangerous for walkers, runners, bikers, and children. The Noblesville section does not allow ANY motorized vehicles and is, therefore, much safer and more enjoyable.

Much longer now

This trail runs winds uninterrupted from Union Street in Westfield to Hague Road just outside of Noblesville's downtown area. It also unofficially easily links with Natalie Wheeler on Union St. which will take you to Cool Creek and can join you up with Hagan Burke at 146 (Now in Carmel) which will take you to the Monon w/o having to navigate major roads (sans crossing 146th st)

Looking forward to the finished product

Westfield has done a nice job on the trail so far. Will be great when it connects to the Monon. Then one could ride r/t all the way from Noblesville to downtown Indy.

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