Indianapolis, IN

Fall Creek Trail

A narrow asphalt path that runs along Fall Creek, paralleling Fall Creek Parkway. The trail runs for 9.5 miles northeast from George E. Kessler Park at 25th and Meridian (just south of the Childrens Museum) along Fall Creek, to Skiles Test Nature Park on 65th street. This popular trail is marked at 1/4 mile increments in white paint. Along the way you’ll pass century-old bridges, established neighborhoods, and scenic views of the waterway. The trail passes a few industrial areas, but for the most part, it is filled with blooming trees and a rural feel. At 56th St., the 6-mile mark, there’s a Starbucks if you need a break or a restroom.

If you’d like to reach the trail from downtown, a nice route is to start at Mile Square, passing the Indiana World War Memorial, American Legion Mall, and then N. Meridian St. It’s ~2.5 miles.

Essentials
  • 9.5 miles (15.4 km) one-way; Mile markers every 1/4 mile
  • 322 feet (98m) heading north, one-way
  • South End: Kessler Park @ Meridian St. & 25th St.; North End: Skiles Test Nature Park @ 65th St. or any point on path
  • Numerous access points

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Essentials
  • 9.5 miles (15.4 km) one-way; Mile markers every 1/4 mile
  • 322 feet (98m) heading north, one-way
  • South End: Kessler Park @ Meridian St. & 25th St.; North End: Skiles Test Nature Park @ 65th St. or any point on path
  • Numerous access points