Best Trails of Indiana

This list represents the most popular trails in Indiana. Use this list to plan your next Indiana outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve: Tall Timbers Trail

    19 Reviews

    Bainbridge, IN

    This trail skirts a bluff before looping through a broad, deep ravine.
    •  1 hour
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail skirts a bluff before looping through a broad, deep ravine.

  • #2 Charlestown State Park

    13 Reviews

    Madison, IN

    A loop trail through dense floodplain forest along exposed rock outcroppings above Fourteenmile Creek.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A loop trail through dense floodplain forest along exposed rock outcroppings above Fourteenmile Creek.

  • #3 Shades State Park: Pearl Ravine

    7 Reviews

    Crawfordsville, IN

    A loop trail through a rugged ravine, with a spur trail to the scenic Lover’s Leap overlook.
    •  1 hour
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A loop trail through a rugged ravine, with a spur trail to the scenic Lover’s Leap overlook.

  • #4 McCormick’s Creek State Park: Wolf Cave Trail

    9 Reviews

    Bloomington, IN

    A trail through a state nature preserve to an open cave.
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail through a state nature preserve to an open cave.

  • #5 LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area Loop

    5 Reviews

    Lake Village, IN

    If you like riverside hikes and sprawling marshlands busy with birds, you’ll find this to be one of the great undiscovered hikes in Chicagoland. Nearly every inch of this hike accompanies a river, ...
    •  3–3 .5 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    If you like riverside hikes and sprawling marshlands busy with birds, you’ll find this to be one of the great undiscovered ...

  • #6 Cope Hollow Loop

    9 Reviews

    Bloomington, IN

    This trail leads through the Charles C. Deam Wilderness of the Hoosier National Forest.
    •  6 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail leads through the Charles C. Deam Wilderness of the Hoosier National Forest.

  • #7 McCormick’s Creek State Park: Falls Canyon Trail

    6 Reviews

    Bloomington, IN

    A combination of park trails through McCormick’s Creek Canyon that leads from a canyon waterfall to the White River and back.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    A combination of park trails through McCormick’s Creek Canyon that leads from a canyon waterfall to the White River and ...

  • #8 Lincoln State Park

    7 Reviews

    Dale, IN

    This hike combines several park trails over ground walked by Abraham Lincoln dur- ing his boyhood years.
    •  3 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike combines several park trails over ground walked by Abraham Lincoln dur- ing his boyhood years.

  • #9 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Cowles Bog Trail

    4 Reviews

    Crocker, IN

    Cowles Bog Trail runs past wetlands, through oak forests, and over wooded dunes that increase in height as you approach the sandy beach.
    •  1 .5–2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Cowles Bog Trail runs past wetlands, through oak forests, and over wooded dunes that increase in height as you approach the ...

  • #10 Town Run Trail Park

    3 Reviews

    Indianapolis, IN

    Even with losing its premier northern trails (gaze affectionately at the glistening strip mall), Town Run Trail park still offers Indy cyclists the best singletrack in town. The remainder of ...
    •  Rider's discretion
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Even with losing its premier northern trails (gaze affectionately at the glistening strip mall), Town Run Trail park still ...

  • #11 German Ridge Lake Trail

    4 Reviews

    Tell City, IN

    A short loop trail past sandstone cliffs overlooking the lake.
    •  45 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    A short loop trail past sandstone cliffs overlooking the lake.

  • #12 Southern Indiana Amish: Amish Settlements and into Washington & Orange Counties

    0 Reviews

    Shoals, IN

    The 68-mile route traverses several areas of Amish settlement from Montgomery in Daviess County through the Amish farms of Orange County and Washington County. Special attractions: Gasthof ...
    •  68 miles
    •  Guide

    The 68-mile route traverses several areas of Amish settlement from Montgomery in Daviess County through the Amish farms of ...

  • #13 Wabash Heritage Trail

    4 Reviews

    Lafayette, IN

    A linear trail along the Wabash River that is full of historic locations, from Battle Ground to Tapawingo Park.
    •  5 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A linear trail along the Wabash River that is full of historic locations, from Battle Ground to Tapawingo Park.

  • #14 Shaw Lake Loop

    6 Reviews

    Henryville , IN

    A trail over rugged, hilly terrain of Clark State Forest.
    •  4 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail over rugged, hilly terrain of Clark State Forest.

  • #15 Delphi Canal Trails

    1 Reviews

    Delphi, IN

    Fort Benjamin Harrison, or “Fort Ben” for short, is Indiana’s newest state park, established in 1996 after the Indiana Department of Natural Resources acquired about two-thirds of the former ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Fort Benjamin Harrison, or “Fort Ben” for short, is Indiana’s newest state park, established in 1996 after the Indiana Department ...

  • #16 Twin Caves Trail

    4 Reviews

    Mitchell, IN

    A trail through a nature preserve featuring virgin timber also passes several caves and sinkholes.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail through a nature preserve featuring virgin timber also passes several caves and sinkholes.

  • #17 Shades State Park: Ravine Trails

    2 Reviews

    Crawfordsville, IN

    A combination of loop trails that follow the streambeds of rocky ravines.
    •  2 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A combination of loop trails that follow the streambeds of rocky ravines.

  • #18 Turkey Run State Park

    4 Reviews

    Crawfordsville, IN

    A combination of park trails looping through canyons and along scenic Sugar Creek.
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    A combination of park trails looping through canyons and along scenic Sugar Creek.

  • #19 River's Edge Trail

    2 Reviews

    Indianapolis, IN

    Welcome to introductory singletrack 101. The trails are basic enough that Bicycle Garage allows customers to actually test-ride bicycles on them. The rudimentary route has no climbs and is a ...
    •  Rider's discretion
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Welcome to introductory singletrack 101. The trails are basic enough that Bicycle Garage allows customers to actually test-ride ...

  • #20 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Ly-co-ki-we Hike

    3 Reviews

    Crocker, IN

    This sandy trail allows you to explore miles of deep woods, gentle dune ridges, and marshy thickets. Given the ample mileage and the sand-covered surface. You’ll likely find yourself at the ...
    •  4–5 hours
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This sandy trail allows you to explore miles of deep woods, gentle dune ridges, and marshy thickets. Given the ample mileage ...