Map of the Nickel Plate Trail


Nickel Plate Trail

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Nickel Plate Trail


37 miles




Rochester, Macy, Denver, Peru, Kokomo


rail-trail, farmland, forests, rural communities


Industrial Heritage Trail



Regional Trails

The Nickel Plate Trail is a 37-mile long paved pathway that spans between Rochester and Kokomo in Central Indiana. The trail is in two separate sections with a 2.5-mile long gap in the City of Peru where trail users need to use local streets to reach the next section. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad corridor that crosses through open farmland and has relatively few road crossings. As well as traveling past farmland, through forested areas and across wetlands. The trail passes several historic sites that are reminiscent of the railway that passes through the area.


The Nickel Plate Trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. The trail is well maintained has gentle grades and is suitable for all types of bikes.


The Nickel Plate Trail goes past the following Northern Indiana communities: Rochester, Macy, Denver, Peru, Flora, Bunker Hill, Miami and Kokomo.

End Points

The north end of the Nickel Plate Trail is located west of Wabash Avenue, just north of Mitchell Drive, on the south side of Rochester. There is parking at this location.

In Peru, the paved trail stops on the north side of town. The end of the paved separate trail is located at W. Lovers Lane, west of County Road 30 E, north of Highway 24. The separate paved trail picks up again at the end of N Walnut Street, north ow W. 7th Street on the west side of Peru.

The south end of the Nickel Plate Trail is located at the intersection of Highway 35 and N. Reed Road to the north of Kokomo. There is a large trailhead with restrooms at this location.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Nickel Plate Trail in Central Indiana.