Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Indianapolis area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in the Indianapolis, Indiana area

Indianapolis, Indiana map area

Indianapolis, Indiana

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B & O Trail

Central Canal Tow Path

Eagle Creek Trail

East Pennsy Trail

Fall Creek Trail

Farm Heritage Trail

Garfield Park Trail

Harrison Trace Trail

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Monon Trail

Pennsy Trail

Pleasant Run Trail

Vandalia Trail

White Lick Creek Trail

White River Greenway

White River Greeway - Nobelsville






Regional Trails

Indianapolis is located in the center of the State of Indiana and is the state capital. The city and the surrounding suburban communities have an expanding network of recreational trails that span out from the city, follow the waterways or run alongside major roadways.

Monon Trail and Monon Greenway

The Monon Trail and the Monon Greenway combine to create a 21-mile long mostly paved pathway than spans from Downtown Indianapolis to the community of Westfield on the northeast side of the metro area. The route of the trail goes through mostly residential neighborhoods and intersects with other lengthy recreational trails along the way. the trails goes through the communities of Ravenswood, Willams Creek and Westfield.

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail & Canal Walk

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a system of paved pathways that wraps around Downtown Indianapolis and connects to other recreational trails that extend out into the residential neighborhoods. There are 8 miles of trail that take trail users past public artworks, museums, parks, fountains and the White River State Park. The trail is landscaped with colorful pavers, benches, bike racks and art projects.

The Canal Walk follows the banks of the Indianapolis Central Canal right through the heart of downtown and allows users to bypass many of the street intersections. The walkway connects with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail in two location.

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White River Greenway

The White River Greenway is a system pf paved trails that stretches for over 8 miles through the heart of Indianapolis. The trail follows the banks of the White River that is located just west of the downtown area. The route takes trail users past several local parks and the White River State Park that has a number of attractions. The trail combines the urban landscape with natural areas and has spectacular views of the downtown skyline. There are lots of bridges and landscaped parks as well as woods and chances to do some sight-seeing of catch a glimpse of the local wildlife and do some bird watching.

The White River Greenway connect to the Central Canal Towpath on the north end and to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail at White River State Park on the southwest corner of Downtown Indianapolis.

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Fall Creek Trail

The Fall Creek Trail is a meandering 10-mile long paved pathway that spans from N. Meridian Street to Fort Harrison State Park east of Interstate 465. The trail follows the greenbelt of Fall Creek through mostly residential areas of Indianapolis. The trail intersect the Monon Trail south of E. 38th Street  and connects to the trail in the state park.

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Central Canal Towpath

The Central Canal Towpath is a 5.2-mile long unpaved pathway that extends from W. 30th Street to the Monon Trail near E. 62nd Street to the north of Downtown Indianapolis. The trail has a surface of compacted crushed limestone and is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. There are plans to extend the Central Canal Towpath on the south end another 2.5 miles to reach the north side of Downtown Indianapolis.

The south end of the Central Canal Towpath is located at W 30th Street and N. Harding Street. The White River Trail heads to the south from this location and the Central Canal Trail heads to the north. This spot is located near the Taggart Riverside Park.

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Pleasant Run Trail

The Pleasant Run Trail is a 7-mile long paved pathway that is located to the southeast of Downtown Indianapolis. The west end of the trail connects to trails in Garfield Park, The trail also connects to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail at Shelby Street. The northeast end of the trail is located at Elleberger Park at E. Michigan Street and N. Ritter Avenue.

Read more about the Pleasant Run Trail


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Indiana

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Indiana.