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No matter the weather, someone is enjoying the Monon Trail during the day.  In 2005, the Monon Trail was used more than 1.2 million times, making this urban greenway perhaps one of the busiest in the nation.  Originally built in 1847, the rail-trail pioneered in Indiana an already nation-wide vision: converting railways to greenways for recreation and commuter use.  The Monon links commercial districts, schools, parks, the state fairgrounds and a dozen residential neighborhoods.

Monon trail photo

Greenway Description

The Monon Trail – completed in 2003 – measurers approximately 10.4 miles from 10th Street to 96th Street, where it connects with the 5.2-mile Monon Greenway in Carmel.  It also has direct connections to the Fall Creek Greenway and the Central Canal Towpath, which leads to the White River Wapahani Trail to form a trail network that reaches to the west side of the downtown district.

Monon Rail-Trail


Monon Trail Art

Urban Art Project
52nd Street

Utility Building
Sutherland Ave.

Gleaners Food Bank
16th Street

The Central Canal Towpath, the Monon Trail, the Pleasant Run Trail and the White River Trail all are NRTs!