This paved trail makes a winding path through the city from the northeast corner of the county to the southwest, passing many of Indy's cultural and educational attractions.
A popular race route, but it is also a great "Heart of the City" run. There are 2 routes: a 3.3 and a 5 mile loop.
One of the best downtown spots to run, no matter the time of day. It's safe, quiet, and uninterrupted by traffic for an almost 2 mile loop.
For urban exploration there is not a more connected trail than the Cultural Trail, whose 8 miles makes a loop in and around the urban core of the city.
A popular paved trail that runs along Fall Creek. Starts at Kessler Park, ~2.5 miles north of downtown, and runs 9.5 northeast to Skiles Test Nature Park. Water views as you pass century-old bridges and established neighborhoods.
This is by far the city’s most popular running spot and one of the largest metropolitan greenspaces in the nation. It includes 5K, 8K, and 10K certified road courses as well as 10 miles of trails.
Run along the inaugural 'rails to trails' trail! This paved, multi-use path stretches from near downtown, north for 25+ miles to Sheridian, with numerous connections to other area trails. There are several 'sections' of the trail.
There are some lovely residential neighborhoods for running just north of downtown. Start in Meridian Hills, using the spectacular North Meridian St. as an anchor, and work your way north to Nora and Carmel.
Explore the eastern and southern edges of the city with the Pleasant Run Trail. The south end is at Garfield Park, the north end is Ellenberger Park.