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Cardinal Greenway Trail

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Cardinal Greenway Trail

LENGTH:

10.5 miles + 51.3 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Sweetser, Marion, Jonesboro, Gaston, Muncie, Blountsville, Losantville, Economy, Williamsburg, Webster, Spring Grove, Richmond

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Indiana countryside, farmland, rural communities, local parks

NEARBY TRAILS:

White River Greenway Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Regional Trails

The Cardinal Greenway Trail is a paved trail system in two parts located in Eastern Indiana. The northerly portion is 10.5 miles long and stretches between Sweetser and Jonesboro. This portion meets up with the Sweetser Switch Trail to for a 13.5 mile long trail. There is a 14-mile long gap between the two trails. The southerly portion is 51.8 miles long and stretches between Gaston and Richmond, going through Muncie along the way. In Muncie, the portion of the Cardinal Greenway Trail intersects the White River Greenway that heads to the west and the east.

The Cardinal Greenway Trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad corridor. The trail goes through small cities, residential neighborhoods and miles of farmland and past rural communities.

Conditions

The Cardinal Greenway Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for non-motorized use such as bike riding, walking and running. There are multiple road crossings within the urban areas, but the trail has long stretches between road crossing in the rural areas.

Communities

The Cardinal Greenway Trail goes past the following communities: Sweetser, Marion, Jonesboro, Gaston, Muncie, Blountsville, Losantville, Economy, Williamsburg, Webster, Spring Grove and Richmond.

Points of Interest

The Cardinal Greenway Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Lincoln Park - Marion
Marion High School
Marion Splash House
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Boys and Girls Club of Grant County
Indiana Wesleyan University
R. J. Baskett Middle School
Gas City Park - Jonesboro
Jonesboro Public Library
Delaware County Airport
Minnetrista Nature Area
McCulloch Park
White River Park - Muncie
John Craddock Wetnate Nature Preserve - Muncie
Rotary Park - Muncie
St. Lawrence Catholic School
Mansfield Park - Muncie
Fudd's Big Fish Lake
Red-tail Nature Preserve
Springwood Park - Richmond
Thistlewaite Falls
Bicentennial Park - Richmond
Veterans' Memorial Park
Richmond High School
Civic Hall Performing Arts Center
Nearby Trails

Mississinewa Riverwalk: this is a 2-mile long pathway along the river in Marion located to the northeast of the Cardinal Greenway Trail. The two trails do not intersect.

Sweetser Switch Trail: this trail connects to the northern end of the Cardinal Greenway Trail at County Road 400 W to the east of the community of Sweetser.

White River Greenway Trail: the two trails intersect at a point to the south of E. Highland Avenue and east of N. Walnut Street in Muncie.

End Points

The Cardinal Greenway Trail consists of two separate sections.

The northwest end of the northern section is located at County Road 400 W to the east of the community of Sweetser. The southeast end of this portion of the trail is located alaong E. 10th Street to the east of Boyd Street in Jonesboro.

There is a 14-mile long gap between the two trail sections.

The northwest end of the 50.8-mile long southern section is located along W. Elm Street on the west side of the community of Gaston. There is a trailhead with parking at the south end of Broad Street off of W. Elm Street. The southeast end of this section is located just north of Test Road to the west of Liberty Avenue in Richmond. There is parking at this location.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Cardinal Greenway Trail & Sweetser Switch Trail in Eastern Indiana.