This asphalt path stretches from the town of Westfield, about 20 miles north from the city, and extends south through Carmel, then Broad Ripple, before intersecting with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail on the east end of Massachusetts Avenue. We’ve highlighted a 5.6 mile section of the 18-mile trail. This portion of the route intersects the trail at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, about 5 miles north from downtown. The trail travels along the backyards of suburban Indianapolis through a corridor lined with trees. Local artwork is placed randomly along this stretch, with pieces ranging from bright community murals to a network of pipes painted on the sides of a utility storage building. From there you’ll reach the gateway to Broad Ripple, a beautiful village with a bright red bridge. This town is filled with culture, offering many eateries, galleries, breweries and shops—a must-stop destination on your Monon trip. The end point is the busy 86th street, where you can either cross to finish off the last mile of the trail or turn back for a solid 11.3 miles total.

Full Trail Info
Essentials
  • 5.65 miles one way
  • Flat
  • Indiana State Fairgrounds