The Vandalia Trail is a multi-use trail between Indianapolis and Greencastle in Marion, Hendricks, and Putnam Counties. There are currently 17 miles of trail for hiking and biking. There are also several miles available for horseback riding.
The Vandalia Trail is part of the cross-state National Road Heritage Trail (NRHT). There are many events on the trail each year, including a weekly trail ride.
Weekly Vandalia Trail Bike Rides
Friends of the Vandalia Trail offers weekly rides from May to September on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. Rides alternate between Amo and Plainfield.
Rides begin from Amo on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of the month. Explore the countryside and towns along the paved trail to Coatesville (9 miles round trip) and occasionally the People Pathways packed stone trail to Fillmore (18 miles round trip), depending on the group. Use 5042 South Street in Amo for GPS directions to the starting point.
Rides start in Plainfield on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from the south end of the parking lot at the Richard A. Carlucci Recreation & Aquatic Center. Ride the paved Vandalia Trail as well as other connecting trails on a loop around town. The round trip is about 15 miles.
NRHT, Inc. Bike Rides 2022 (Hendricks County)
Want to explore Hendricks County by bike? This NRHT bike ride is a great way to see the area. The event takes place on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will begin at the south end of the parking lot at Plainfield’s Aquatic Center and continue for up to 40 miles spanning almost the full width of Hendricks County. The ride will be on the Vandalia Trail as well as county roads. There will be a stop for lunch during or after the ride.