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Monon Rail-Trail

Location Indianapolis, IN
State(s) Indiana
Counties Marion
Type Rail Trail
Length 7.60 Miles / 12.23 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




photo: The Monon Rail-Trail, one of Indiana's first State rail-trails, runs eight miles through Indianapolis.
The Monon Rail-Trail, one of Indiana's first State rail-trails, runs eight miles through Indianapolis.

The Monon Trail is a linear rail-trail that spans Marion County to Hamilton County. The trail "begins" at 10th Street in Indianapolis extending North through Marion County into Hamilton County. The trail passes by commercial and industrial areas then crosses the Fall Creek Trail just before the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Once you pass the fairgrounds you'll see the Indiana School for the Deaf to the North and East of the trail.

This is the beginnings of the area that is taking on the name of "SoBro". Broad Ripple Proper picks up around 54th-57th Streets, and Broad Ripple Village between Kessler Blvd and the mighty White River. North of the river you pass Marott Park and Nature Preserve until you cross 75th Street where you'll see the Indiana Blind School to the West. This begins a slight increase in grade of the trail and the approach to the Nora area.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 96 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 2%

Elevation Low Point: 724

Elevation High Point: 804

Year Designated: 2002

Date Last Updated: 10/06/2017


Contact Information

Trail management:
Ray Irvin
Indianapolis Parks, Greenways
900 E 64th St.
Indianapolis , IN 46220
(317) 327-7431

Trail management:
Terri VanZant
Indy Parks, Greenways
900 E. 64th St.
Indianapolis , IN 46220
(317) 327-7421


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