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Best trails in Indianapolis

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Looking for a great trail near Indianapolis, Indiana? AllTrails has 45 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Fort Harrison State Park or White River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Athletic Park or Eagle Creek Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 31 easy trails in Indianapolis ranging from 0.6 to 26.4 miles and from 682 to 961 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Indianapolis
Top trails (45)
#1 - Camp Creek and Fall Creek Trails Loop
Fort Harrison State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Note that this route has been closed and rerouted many times. The map provided may not match the newest trail at this park.Show more
#2 - Lawrence Creek Trail
Fort Harrison State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This trail is a short drive from Indianapolis in Fort Harrison State Park. It's a great option to explore the upland woods and ravines. In the fall, the woods are exceptionally beautiful. Bring properShow more
#3 - South Overlook Waterfowl Sanctuary Trail
Eagle Creek Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
South Overlook Waterfowl Sanctuary Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Indianapolis, Indiana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numberShow more
#4 - Southwestway Park Loop
Southwestway Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 54 m
Southwestway Park Loop is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Indianapolis, Indiana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. DogShow more
#5 - Schoen Creek Trail
Fort Harrison State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
This trail is primarily used for mountain biking but hiking is also allowed.Show more
#6 - Fowl Sanctuary South Overlook Trail
Eagle Creek Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Fowl Sanctuary South Overlook Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Indianapolis, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#7 - Starkey Park
Starkey Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Starkey Park is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Indianapolis, Indiana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running,Show more
#8 - Holliday Park
Holliday Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 42 m
Note: As of October 2019, trails in Holiday Park are under construction and are closed. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#9 - White River Canal Walk
White River State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
This is a scenic walk along the Indianapolis Downtown Canal. It is a 2.88 mile loop and passes through the White River State Park and by the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, NCAA Hall of FameShow more
#10 - Sodalis Nature Park Trails
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 59 m
Sodalis Nature Park in Plainfield, Indiana is a partnership between Hendricks County Parks and US Fish & Wildlife. All trails are unpaved, some are crushed gravel. Always be prepared for mud at thisShow more
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