Vandalia Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Plainfield, Indiana and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length8.7 miElevation gain124 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingrunningPavedRails trails
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A paved section of the Vandalia Rail Trail System. Relatively flat trail maintained by Plainfied Parks Dept. Several access points along the trail. A small parking lot at the east end of the trail. Alternative starting point would be at Franklin Park which has more ample parking, it is also the approximate midpoint of the trail. Accessibility: This asphalt, concrete, and wood bridge trail is estimated to typically be at least 8 feet wide. The bridge section has edge barriers and handrails. The slope may be very steep in one section and is estimated to range from -15% (downhill) to 15% (uphill) grade. The steepest area is marked here with a waypoint. Trail goers using mobility equipment, like a wheelchair or stroller, may need extra assistance to navigate this section. There is one ADA-compliant car parking spot with an access aisle at the paved and small trailhead lot.

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Kyle Wagener
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RunningGreat!

Flat and wide - great for an easy run or bike and quite beautiful in the Fall. There is a bit of a tricky section so you gotta be careful to make the turn instead of going straight

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Anna Laws
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Hiking

Trail marks are only semi clear. Where google maps sent us at the trail head was really about mid trail.

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Paul Baker
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Alejandra Palacio
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Hiking
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D. Blake Wagner
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Hiking

First time in several of the Plainfield Trails - warm day for a bike ride, was a good time

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Melissa Rachels
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Road bikingGreat!

Paved trail with some under tree roots. The trail splits at Franklyn Park. When you get to the middle and the trail ends; 1. Go straight into housing neighborhood, a small sidewalk at the end of this road takes you into Franklyn Park parking lot. 2. Go Left back to the trail. This trail forks you can go Rt to stay on this trail. It passes the Plainfield aquatic center. Saw a snake on the trail super neat!

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Audrey Taing
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Audrey Taing
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Audrey Taing
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Amrit Singh
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Hiking

all paved. great trail

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Jason W
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Mountain biking

Awesome ride today with next to zero traffic. Smooth fast trail through Plainfield. Watch for the left cutting through the neighborhood!

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Jason Strunk
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Walking

nice paved trail. im probably the only person in the world that could make a wrong turn on this path even though i had gps.....but it was easy to find my way back using city streets. theres not a lot of tree cover, so bring protection if rain is in the forecast. :)

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Dusty Cowell
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Walking

Nice day to walk. The paved trail is in great shape. Plainfield is a better place to live because of this and many other trails.

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Ava Sullivan
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Dusty Cowell
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Walking

I appreciate the Plainfield Parks staff. After a big snow, the trail was plowed and cleared of all fallen trails. My walk included the new addition on the west side of town.

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Dusty Cowell
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Hiking

Great paved trail in Plainfield. One of my favorites things about my home city, are the walking trails.

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Mark Fowler
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Hiking

Excellent trail

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Andrew Verhonik
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Hiking

Relaxing ride to check out the new bikes!

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Dayna Guthrie
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Hiking

We took the section of the Vandalia trail from Amo to somewhere between Coatesville and Filmore. It was a fairly cold day in February but it felt great to get out! The trailhead is real nice in Amo, and there is even a Pizza restaurant nearby. It is about 3 miles- easy, flat ones, through a pretty section of woods- to Coatesville. Looked like there were a couple of nice cafes there. We kept hiking a couple of more miles, about halfway to Fillmore, then headed back the way we came. It is impossible to get lost, and it is well Marked, looking forward to starting next time in Greencastle, and walking as far as the point we turned around!

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Richard Lenyo
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Road biking
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A paved section of the Vandalia Rail Trail System. Relatively flat trail maintained by Plainfied Parks Dept. Several access points along the trail. A small parking lot at the east end of the trail. Alternative starting point would be at Franklin Park which has more ample parking, it is also the approximate midpoint of the trail.

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Karen LeClerc
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Hiking
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Diana Waring
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Diana Waring
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Diana Waring
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Diana Waring
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Diana Waring
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Road biking
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Diana Waring
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Road biking
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Diana Waring
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Road biking
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Diana Waring
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Diana Waring
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