Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage

Indiana

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: Vanderburgh
Length: 6.7 miles
Trail end points: Heidelbach Canoe Launch and Eventually will encircle Vanderburgh County (42 mi.); nearby cities will tie in.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6031587
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage Description

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 interesting sculptures, with access to parks, neighborhoods and city attractions, such as the Museum of Arts.

There are plans to extend the trail to circumnavigate the city. As of 2012, the trail runs in a continuous course between Heidelbach Avenue north of the city and Sunset Park along the river downtown.

Parking and Trail Access

The trail is widely accessible throughout Evansville. Parking is available at Sunset Park (Shawnee Drive near downtown along the river), at the end of 7th Avenue just south of Lloyd Expressway/SR 62, Lamasco Park (Iowa St. near the river), nearby Garvin Park (off Main St.) and at the end of Heidelbach Avenue.

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage Reviews

Well I have walked and biked what is laid out several times. Am really looking forward to trail extending, especially toward Angel Mounds and Newburgh. Only negative so far is when the water is up and can't go under the overpasses.
One nice plus is kicking off at Franklin Street and hitting PG cafe and Tinman or other restaurants the other way on street. The library is a good potty break if you are not stopping to eat. More places for pit-stops would definitely be a plus.

This trail is a great trail for bikers, it goes from the Hiedelbach canoe launch to Sunset Park along the riverside. Needs the planned extension to Angel Mounds State Historic Site to connect with the Newburgh Rivertown Trail.

Road the entire completed length of this wonderful trail on June 30, 2014. (6.3 miles/so 12.6 miles roundtrip) They plan to eventually make a complete circle around the city. It is paved the whole length, extremely well maintained, and very enjoyable to ride on. There are a few gradual inclines and declines but nothing extreme. Be aware that this path is in full sun at all times so on a sunny day you will have NO SHADE. I parked at the beginning at Sunset Park downtown and road this part between the river and downtown, through the industrial corridor, past some neighborhoods, and finally through a mostly green section past Garvin Park where it ends at the Middle Levee Corridor sign. The only restrooms available along the trail are at the Evansville tourist center Pagoda building towards the Sunset Park start and in a building hidden from view by trees at Garvin Park (when traveling north,instead of making the left turn at Garvin Park, leave the bicycle path and go straight ahead on the park road, the restroom building is not far on the left) If you follow the trail downtown and end up at the Marchand Bridge dead end, don't worry, you only need to back track a little to where the trail crosses the railroad tracks. It looks like the trail is blocked by a fence but when you get closer you will see that they just made an odd little turn around to go through with your bike so you will pay close attention as you cross the tracks since they are still in use. I recommend that you carry plenty of water. I also had a sack lunch I ate at the top level of the pagoda (They have a bicycle rack available to lock your bike up) upon my return towards Sunset Park. There is a shaded bench up there that looks out over the Ohio river toward downtown Evansville. A great view and wonderful end to an enjoyable journey.

Accordion

My husband and I rode this trail Mid May 2013. Very nice ride with just a little up and down hill. It went from the river front to residential neighborhoods.

We parked at Sunset Park and rode up and back. If it had been a sunny day and in the hot months we may have not liked it as much. Since it is mostly residential and not much shade at all it must get very hot at those times.

There were quite a few walkers all along the trail and lots of bikes too.

Wish we had something this nice near our home. We would be out on it often.

My wife and I took this bike trail today and it was outstanding. Most of the 6.75 miles is new and the greenway made us feel like we were in the remote country side within the woods. There are several main attractions and parks on the way, but the rest area on the bridge overlooking the Ohio River were Pigeon Creek runs into the Ohio River was breath taking. We highly recommend this all paved bike trail for anyone who wants to take a nice walk, joggers, or riding a bike.

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