Red Trail

MODERATE 99 reviews
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Red Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Indianapolis, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.4 miles
314 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running







wild flowers


7840 W 56th St Indianapolis, IN 46254

trail running
1 day ago

Great for trail running very well maintained park! I suggest getting a season pass in the begging of summer for $50. Parking is usually $5 per car so be cautious of that!

26 days ago

Best trail in the park, but it is longer than 5.0, closer to 6.5. Also pay attention because there are some side trails marked red that are like detours. You won’t get lost, but they can confuse you and add a little distance as well. Enjoy

1 month ago

nice trails. very well marked. A little sad the extra loop was still closed. I would say more toward easy with a few moderate areas. Some beautiful birds!

2 months ago

The red trail as marked doesn’t quite match the one posted here. It’s closer to 6.5 miles. Trail markers are better than they used to be depending on direction going. The trail that goes along sand bar in the water is in need of repair. Several areas where you might have to walk through water or over skinny wood planks.

2 months ago

First time on Red Trail. Easy to Moderate. Slight elevation changes. As of post (7/2018), portion was shut down due to construction. Some trail markings were missing. Paper map worked better in questioned areas versus app.

3 months ago

Well-maintained and well-trafficked trail that’s best for light hiking or trail running. Definitely would consider this to be more easy than moderate

4 months ago

Nice hike through bird sanctuary and through woods.

trail running
7 months ago

I live near here so an annual pass is a must! This is a beautiful park 15 minutes from Downtown Indy, though you’d never know you were so close because of the setting! I run this trail often, it’s about 6.5 miles if you complete the loop. You have some slight elevation, run beside a lake, lots of variation. I’d rate it as a very enjoyable somewhat moderate trail. If you’re experienced more of an easy rating. It’s definitely worth your time to visit Eagle Creek Park and the Red Trail is my favorite of all!

10 months ago

Great hiking close to Indy. Nothing rugged, flat trail, nice scenery.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beautiful in the fall.

Friday, June 30, 2017

This is such a great trail. You can connect into other trails or just follow this one. This is actually about 6.5 miles.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A quiet trail that makes you forget you're right in the city. I like to run this trail. Closer to 6 miles. Almost 7 of you add on the loop by the 71st Street entrance.

Monday, May 29, 2017

A great trail that takes makes you forget you are still in the city. Eagle Creek is a great park to enjoy.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Friday, May 12, 2017

Good trail running

Sunday, April 23, 2017

nice trail. mostly easy, some moderate. I got a bit over 6.5 miles on my app though.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice trail. I love that I goes around the bird sanctuary. I saw several kinds of birds that I had not seen before.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

A well marked wooded trail in a fantastic city park. Lots of hiking trails at Eagle Creek. If you are visiting the area, be sure and sign up to complete the ropes course that you will pass through on this hike or stop by the nature center and sit out on the deck over looking the lake.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Love this trail. I use it as a workout/training trail. I hike this trail at least 4 days a week and it never ceases to amaze me.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

trail running
Saturday, March 04, 2017

My favorite trail in the city.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Took our dog on this trail. Very muddy and the maps aren't extremely clear. Easy to navigate none the less.

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