The Monon Trail measures 10.5 miles from 10th to 96th Streets and is one of many rail trails in America.
Rail-trails are multi-purpose public paths created from former railroad corridors. Most often flat or following a gentle grade, they traverse urban, suburban and rural America. Ideal for many uses, such as bicycling, walking, inline skating, cross-country skiing, equestrian and wheelchair use, rail-trails are extremely popular as recreation and transportation corridors. Rails to Trails Conservancy
The first section of the trail, from Nora to Broad Ripple, opened in 1996. Since then the trail has grown in popularity and size, now connecting with Fall Creek Trail, the Monon Greenway of Carmel and the Central Canal Towpath, which leads to the White River Wapahani Trail.
Those who use the Monon may want to thank NCC for the development of the trail. We strongly supported, against negative attacks, Mayor Hudnut’s efforts to save the Right of Way. NCC leaders served on the steering committee which was instrumental in the development of the much used and loved trail.✔
Greenways Foundation: the Monon
Indy Parks: the Monon
Rails to Trails Conservancy
Monon Named Trail of the Month:
June 2002 and March 2009
Trail guides featuring the Monon:
traillink.com on the Rails to Trails Conservancy