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Explore the best rated trails in Muncie, IN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Sweetser Switch Trail and Union City Gateway Trail. With more than 51 trails covering 4064 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Honey Creek Trail

There are now two trailheads, one behind the utilities building in Middletown and one in Honey Creek near the old grain elevator.

June, 2023 by tfdands

There are now two trailheads, one behind the utilities building in Middletown and one in Honey Creek near the old grain elevator.

Pennsy Trail

EBike Friendly

June, 2023 by momandthree

Pristine trail that is Ebike friendly and chocked full of geocaches! Perfect walking trail as well, extremely well maintained. The trip through the solar system is definitely a bonus!

Monon Trail

Haved loved this trail for 20+ years

May, 2023 by mccurdy.john

I've been riding this trail for many years, and after checking out other trails (in-state and out), I am always feeling grateful that we have this amazing amenity in our state. The previous comment describing the Monon Trail as "boring" is laughable, unless you find riding through vibrant midwest towns with art galleries, breweries, restaurants, lovely countryside etc. nearby boring!

One of the best things the state of Indiana has ever done.


Blue River Trail (Shelbyville)

Nice ride!

May, 2023 by tkfortier

Very well maintained trail with great scenery of parks, soccer and baseball fields. The short ride on the city streets takes you by the Cow Palace. A great little place to stop and have lunch or ice cream. Great afternoon ride!

Honey Creek Trail

Nice, paved trail for walking, biking or rollerblading

April, 2023 by kittyvista

I began my walk at the trail head in Middletown, and walked east toward Honey Creek. The trail was nicely paved and level. I only walked a mile or so, but I was impressed with the natural beauty I came across. The area near the trail is marshy, and the skunk cabbage and marsh marigolds were just starting to flower. There are numerous buckeye trees along the trail that were clearly planted by squirrels or blue jays. Every so often, you'll see a brilliant spray of redbud in bloom.

There is parking in town behind the fire station, but you can also use the parking area in the town park that is just north of the trail on Raider Road. If you are planning to walk east as I did, this would probably be the best choice for parking. Although many people driving on Raider Road will stop if they see you are wanting to cross the road, the drivers have the right-of-way and they are not required to stop. Parking in the park means you don't have to cross Raider Road on foot or bicycle.

Because there are no benches or port-o-potties, you'll need to know your limits. The trail itself is an easy walk / ride, but it is lengthy and it's easy to go further than you planned on.

Great American Rail-Trail

Great Allegheny Trail southeast of Pittsburgh?

April, 2023 by eshawger

Surprised to see this amazing trail that has great bed and breakfasts along it is not noted as part of the Great American Rail Trail. It sure would help demonstrate more GART completion if it was.

Franciscan Trail

Beech Grove Franciscan Trail

April, 2023 by craigwayman

Great clean fun new trail! Very easy to follow. Includes a park one can ride around in.

Progress Parkway Trail

Some nice sections

April, 2023 by dave.willard

If you start this trail at the park you will have to contend with a busy truck deliver and customer parking lot with several crossings that have limited visibility due to overgrown bushes. Then you have to cross the busiest multi-lane road in Shelbyville. Once that is behind you though, the rest of the trail is pretty nice. It is smooth paved and has some scenery. It does follow along side the parkway for most of it’s length. The Blue River trail is much prettier and has less city traffic to deal with.

Blue River Trail (Shelbyville)

Very nice trail

April, 2023 by dave.willard

The start in the park is great. You can do a complete lap around the park and check out all the things there. Then you can branch off and head to the other end of this trail. When you are on a surface street, it is a one-way for cars with a 10mph speed limit and half of the roadway is marked for bike and hike traffic. The parts that follow along the Blue River are especially pretty. There are one or two spots where you need to stay attentive to cross traffic in the town section. The entire length of the trail is well marked as well.

Nickel Plate Trail (Indianapolis-Fishers-Noblesville)

Construction of Noblesville section of NPT is under construction

April, 2023 by oliver.strobel

Update (4/23) – construction of the Noblesville section has commenced! according to the Noblesville government update, an anticipated completion date iwill be November 2023. This will be a great connector between Indy, Fishers and Noblesville. The trail will ultimately tie into the Midland Trace Trail to the north and the Fall Creek and the Monon Trails in Indianapolis to the south.

Midland Trace Trail

Great walk with my dogs

March, 2023 by 1corinthians6

Took my dogs on this trail in the early evening in March 2023 and it was a great walk. Not many folks, and much of it was secluded in forest or with lakes on either side of the trail. I imagine it might be buggy in the summer, given all the water. Started in Westfield and went east. Will do it again.

Nickel Plate Trail

Nickel Plate Trail

March, 2023 by carl.arelt

This is one of my favorites. Well documented, and long ride without much stopping for cross traffic. Just make sure you have a lot of water on warm weather rides.
Will have to drive down to Peru trailhead and cycle north.

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