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Map of the Monon Trail

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Monon Trail and Monon Greenway

Monon Trail Indiana map area

Monon Trail &
Monon Greenway

LENGTH:

21 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Westfield, Carmel, Meridian Hills, Indianapolis

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail-trail, Monon Community Center, local parks, Grand Park, residential neighborhoods

NEARBY TRAILS:

Central Park Boardwalk

Central Canal Towpath

Fall Creek Trail

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Indianapolis

Regional Trails

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, Carmel and Westfield. These trails are sometimes referred to as the Monon Rail Trail.

The Monon Trail is 10.4 miles long and stops at E. 96th Street at the Indianapolis boundary. There is a large trailhead with parking at 96th Street. The Monon Greenway Trail continues to the north.

Conditions

The Monon Trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. The trail goes past multiple parks that have parking and restrooms. The trail is a rail-trail and takes a straight shot through the north half of Indianapolis.

Highlights

The Monon Trail and the Monon Greenway Trail go by the following parks, schools and other points of interest:

  • Grand Park
  • The Paladium
  • Kawachiagano Japanese Garden
  • Monon Community Center
  • Orchard Park Elementary School
  • Central Canal Trail
  • Broad Ripple Magnet High School
  • Canterbury Park
  • Marott Park
  • Indiana School for the Deaf
  • Douglas Park
  • Indiana State University
  • Fall Creek Trail
  • Frank & Judy O'Bannon Soccer Park
Nearby Trails

Central Park Trails: The Monon Trail meets up with the Central Park Trails to the north of E. 111th Street. This is the area near Monon Community Center and the Waterpark.

Central Canal Towpath: The Monon Trail intersects the Central Canal Towpath at Westfiled Boulevard, just north of Broad Ripple Avenue.

Fall Creek Trail: The Monon Trail intersects the Fall Creek Trail at E. Fall Creek Parkway N Dr and Evergreen Avenue.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail: The Monon Trail ends at E. 10th Street near the northeast corner of Downtown Indianapolis along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail which wraps around downtown and intersects the White River Greenway.

End Points

The north end of the Monon Greenway is located is located just north of E 191st Street in the community of Westfield. This location is also just north of Grand Park, a regional park with numerous athletic fields, an event center, fieldhouse, walking paths and other amenities.

The south end of the Monon Trail is located at E. 10th Street, just east of the Interstate 65 overpass. This location is to the northeast of Downtown Indianapolis. From this point, trail users can travel along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail to reach the downtown area.


Resources

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

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