Big 4 Trail (Whitestown)


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Big 4 Trail (Whitestown) Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: Boone
Length: 2.8 miles
Trail end points: S 500 E, south of E 200 S (Whitestown) and Zionsville's section of the Big-4 Rail Trail
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 9759020

Big 4 Trail (Whitestown) Description

The Big 4 Trail will eventually connect all of Boone County, from the Marion County line to the south, to the Clinton County line to the north. A large portion of the rail-trail is already complete. Whitestown's portion is completely paved, including a new trailhead and plenty of parking at 104 South Main St in Whitestown.

At its southeast end, the Whitestown's portion of the Big 4 Trail connects with the northwest end of the Zionsville's section. The northwest end of the Whitestown segment will eventually connect to the Lebanon to Colfax section.

The trail highlights the historic railroad route upon which both the Lincoln Inaugural Train and the Lincoln Funeral Train traveled in 1861 and 1865, respectively. Walkers, runners and bikers can enjoy the paved trail winding through tree canopies, farmland, and the historic downtown.

Parking and Trail Access

The official trailhead (104 South Main Street, Whitestown) is in the heart of Whitestown's historic downtown. There is ample parking in newly paved lots on the east and west sides of Main Street at the trailhead. 

Visit the TrailLink map for detailed directions. 

Big 4 Trail (Whitestown) Reviews

July 5 Whitestown to Zionsville

Rode the trail from Whitestown to Zionsville today. Got a little wet but it’s great that the trail has been extended to connect the two cities. The round trip was about 14 miles with very little elevation change. I would say about 75% is covered with shade. The complete path is asphalt. There is no parking at the Whitestown trail head. See parking info in the trail details for the parking area, which is right on the trail. There is a good brewery in Whitestown, Moontown Brewery for a post ride beverage. We skipped that part today as we were pretty soaked from the afternoon rain. Enjoy.

This segment is now connected to Zionsville. Great progress!

This segment is now connected to Zionsville. Great progress!

Generic Midwest Trail

I would say it’s closer to 3.5 miles if you go to both ends round-trip. I took a bit of a detour into town to hit my 5 miles and there’s not much there as well. If you’re in the area and need a trail it’s a good option but it’s not worth going out of your way for.

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