Trails in Indiana

White River Greenway – Noblesville

County: 
Hamilton
City: 
Noblesville

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Descriptions: 

The Noblesville/White River Greenway Trails offer many interesting finds while providing beautiful scenery in northwestern Hamilton County. The trail commences at the northwest corner of the old and beautiful Hamilton County Courthouse. This is the corner of Logan Street running east/west and Eighth Street running north/south. The new and much more modern and beautiful Hamilton County Courthouse is right across the street on the west side of the old Courthouse. There are many restaurants and businesses on this square, and even more in nearby downtown Noblesville. Bike rack spaces, car parking spaces, benches, and trash receptacles are all found on the courthouse square. In addition a Museum of History sits at the southwest corner of the courthouse.

 

Beginning at the Courthouse, the trail user walks along the the mostly inactive “Nickel Plate” Railroad, before crossing White River on a boardwalk bridge, which is constructed on the side of the rail bridge. Before a bridge, a ferry crossed the river, charging a nickel. The trail is tree-lined on one side, and follows the Nickel Plate for awhile on the other. The trail soon enters Forest Park, which has many amenities to stop for such as picnic tables, shelters, grills, playgrounds including a climbing wall, water and restrooms. Also featured are a skateboard park, a large aquatics center with play stations and a water slide. In addition, one can find a miniature golf course called the “Tom Thumb Golf,” trash receptacles with plastic bags for a dog, lots of wildlife and many sculpted garden plots can be explored. Further, the Forest Park Inn, tennis courts, Logan Field Ball Park, and Hague Road Park, another city park which offers many trails, can all be found in and near Forest Park.

 

On the North side of Forest Park, at a “T,” a trail user can continue either northeast or northwest. Heading northwest, one passes Fox Prairie Golf Course and Noblesville Soccer Fields. One can see such diversity as mansions to barns along this path. The ending terminus of the Noblesville Trail is at Morse Park, which borders Morse Lake, with lots of parking. One can hike, play disc golf, boat or swim at this park. There are beautiful views of Morse Reservoir here, including a view of the damn. The trail turns into a sidewalk then back to asphalt at this park.

 

Heading northeast from the T, shortly the the trail exits Forest Park, and mostly parallels the White River, with scenic views, continuing until it ends at Potter’s Bridge, an old but nicely maintained pedestrian covered bridge. Besides the bridge, this northern terminus sports picnic tables, bike racks, water, restrooms, trash receptacles, benches, a playground, and car parking.

 

Come hike or bike the Noblesville/White River Greenway Trail and find many delights in central Hamilton County.

INFO
Type of Trail: 
River - Greenway
Mileage: 
2.8
Part NOT open: 
No
Total Length of all segments: 
0
Surface: 
Asphalt
Uses allowed: 
hiking, walking, biking, rollerbalding, cross-country sking
Wheelchairs allowed: 
Yes
Which uses NOT allowed: 
Motorized vehciles
Attractive Features: 
Two segments of trails which cover different aspects of the city, River Greenway: starts out by the beatufiul Court House, crosses active Nickel Plate Railroad, runs through Forest Park, tree covered trails,lt passes by Aquatic Center. Morse Park section: wooded flood plains, historic Potter's Bridge Park with restored covered bridge, crosses White River, option to board the Nickel Plate Art Trail to enjoy dinner on a train, picnic areas and canoe rentals and launch at Morse Park and Beach
Impediments: 
No
North Endpoint – General: 
River Greenway: Potter's Bridge Morse Park: Morse Park and Beach
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : 
Forest Park
South Endpoint – General: 
River Greenway: Norhtwest Corner of Courthouse Square Morse Park: Lakeview Drive
South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 
Courthouse Square
Direction to #2 from #1: 
River Greenway: North Morse Park: West
Connection to bus, rail: 
I-69 to Exit 5, go North on SR 37 to SR 38, Turn West on SR38 Continue on SR 38 turns into SR 32, Continue on SR 32 turns into Westfield Blvd to SR19, Turn North onto SR19/Peru St/Cicero Rd, Turn Northwest onto Forest Park Drive
Notable Trailhead: 
Forest Park, Downtown Noblesville, Morse Park
Near to US highways: 
Forest Park, Morse Park
Major Trailhead: 
River
Lat. of Major TrailHead: 
White River Greenway-Noblesville
Agency, Group Owned: 
City of Noblesville
Manager: 
Bradndon Bennett
Address: 
Forest Park Inn; 701 Cicero Road – Noblesville, IN 46060
Mailing Address: 
701 Cicero Road Noblesville, IN 46060
Telephone: 
317) 776-6350
E-mail: 
bbennette@noblesville.in.us
Website: 

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