Monon Trail

Monon Trail
Monon Trail
Carmel - Monon Trail.jpg
Part of the Carmel section of the Monon Trail
Length 16.7 miles (26.9 km)
Location Indiana
Trailheads Indianapolis
Use Hiking, Biking, Rollerblading
Season Year round
Surface Asphalt
ROW Monon Railroad
Website Indianapolis Monon Trail site;
Carmel Monon Trail site

The Monon Trail is a rail trail in Indiana. It uses a portion of the Chicago-Indianapolis main line of the former Monon Railroad, which was abandoned between Indianapolis and Delphi, Indiana in 1987.

The trail serves both bicyclists and pedestrians. It runs from Indianapolis (passing through the Mapleton-Fall Creek, Meridian-Kessler, and Broad Ripple neighborhoods) into Carmel and Westfield, Indiana, a length of 16.7 miles (26.9 km). The 10.0 miles (16.1 km) of in Indianapolis were completed in 1999 and the 5.2 miles (8.4 km) in Carmel were opened between 2001 and 2002. The trail was extended 1.5 miles (2.4 km) into Westfield in the fall of 2008. In the City of Westfield, the trail has been extended north over the abandoned Monon right of way toward Sheridan, Indiana.[1]

The Monon is used by more than 4,000 people each day. The trail cost about $5.5 million to create.[2]

An approximate midpoint on the Monon Trail is located at 39°52′44″N 86°8′27″W / 39.87889°N 86.14083°W / 39.87889; -86.14083Coordinates: 39°52′44″N 86°8′27″W / 39.87889°N 86.14083°W / 39.87889; -86.14083.

See also

  • Indianapolis Art Center sits along the Monon Trail


  1. ^ "Monon Greenway - Carmel". Indiana Trails. Greenways Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Price, Nelson (2004). Indianapolis Then & Now. San Diego, California: Thunder Bay Press. pp. 131. ISBN 1-59223-208-6. 

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