Town Run Trail Park

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Town Run Trail Park is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel, Indiana that features a river 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.

Distance: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 137 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


bird watching






This route is subject to temporary closures due to weather and trail conditions. You may visit the park site for more information or visit their Facebook page.

2 months ago

I drove all of the way here based on the app and it seems to be closed.

2 months ago

Closed permanently???

mountain biking
4 months ago

Love the trail. It is definitely geared to biking. If hiking please watch for fast moving bikes. I have walked in the past ( broke collar bone while riding) and it gets quite cramped trying to let bikers pass

7 months ago

Really good trail

8 months ago

Single track that is more geared for bikes than hikers, but still accessible on foot. Nice oasis in the middle of a lot of businesses. Definitely ensure that there has not been recent rain or you will have muddy pathes!

trail running
8 months ago

More bikes than runners / Hikers on this trail but its an awesome single track for the whole 6 miles. For almost being in the city this is a great escape.

9 months ago

Nice little place to go hiking but beware: you’ll spend most of your time worrying about bikers coming up on you rather than relaxing and enjoying the surrounding nature.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Fun trail, a little bit of everything. Narrow, not much room to jump out of the way if you’re a hiker.

10 months ago

I have to go with some other hikers on this one. I gave it only 2 starts for hiking but it would be a great trail for biking. Well maintained trails that are only wide enough for one person/bike. I was lucky in that every time a bike came on us (all the riders were extremely nice), we had a place to jump off the path. There are many places and blind corners that getting off would have been a issue. The bikes these days are so quiet that they are on you in a blink. We spent the hike listening for bikes which was very difficult the closer you get to 465's noise. The trail has one direction, so make sure to enter to the Northeast.

11 months ago

This is a beautifully maintained bike trail. It says hikers are welcome on the sign, but the trails are too narrow to allow bicyclists and hikers through at the same time. Bikers had to stop for us to get out of their way. All were extremely nice about it (thanks!) but we felt like we were imposing more than sharing just by being there on foot.

11 months ago

Didn’t see a soul on this well maintained trial which is clearly maintained for bikers but I ran the trail. Not a lot of areas to step aside should the need arise. Well cleared generally but be aware can be very slick in the morning if dew is heavy or within hours of a rain. First third of seven miles in heavily shaded, middle third is meadows ad final third is wooded. I will visit overtime I am back in Indy as time allows. Beats the treadmill at the hotel any day.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Definitely for biking, not for hiking. (sorry)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

If you love just walk alone with kids its amazing. We loved it signs made us laugh. TY whoever keeps it so nice. No trash at all we even were prepared pick up some while there didnt find anything.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The access road from East 96th Street was closed so we parked along Crystal River Drive which parallels some of the trail. There were a couple openings in the brush and we took one to hop on the trail. No leaves on the trees or bushes made this much easier as we could see the trail through the blank trees/brush. We walked north to 96th Street and then back South to the 465 underpass. We had the trail to ourselves on a mostly sunny day. We picnicked at the 96th Street trailhead and observed (and then ignored) the trail closed sign. The trail was somewhat muddy despite not having had much recent rain or snow. Just winter precipitation I guess. Without leaves on the trees there were great views of White River.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

This is a narrow singletrack built and maintained by Hoosier Mountain Bike association. It is of 3 serious mountain bike courses in Indianapolis (besides Ft Harrison and Southwestway). Keep this in mind as there are MANY places exclusive to foot traffic in Indianapolis. It's not that it's popular with Mountain Bikers it's one of the few places they are allowed.

Monday, October 16, 2017

It was sprinkling on and off when we went hiking, so there weren't any bikers on the tail (we did see two runners). This was a nice trail, I loved the signs of encouragement along the trail. Apart from the trailheads marked "Entrance" and "Exit Only" there seemed to be two other trailheads at the parking lot. Would love to explore those, as well.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nice setting for a metropolitan area. Heavy bike use. Only negative is constant traffic noise from I-465.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

this trail is either bogus or no longer exists

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Love the bike and running trail!

trail running
Monday, June 19, 2017

Love to run and bike this trail. It's a nice way to get away from the urban landscape for a while.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Good biking trail.. Moderately crowded..

Sunday, November 13, 2016

great trail for mountain biking. Not so great for hiking with a dog. good scenery. lots to see.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Great one way trail with about 80% bikers that you have to watch for. Other than that, it's a diverse trail with a lot of ups and downs which is harder to find in Indiana. About 4 miles if you turn around at the bridge like we did.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Great family trail. My wife and I ride this trail together frequently. For every jump that piques my interest, there is an alternate path that she is more comfortable taking.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Great trail to run. Just don't have headphones in because bikers come quickly and you have to be ready to jump on the side. The trail is narrow so if in company you have to walk behind each other.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

kid friendly and fun, not bad for being so close

trail running
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This a fun route. Relatively flat with a number of short steep hills. Mountain bike trails are fun to run on because they twist and turn so much. Also fun to be in the woods but still in the city.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Beautiful hike.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 16, 2016


mountain biking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great for someone wanting to learn but also push themselves - not your run of the mill easy beginner trail.

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