The Fall Creek Trail runs 6.9 miles from Skiles Test Nature Preserve to The Central Canal Towpath.  The city intends to build out the Fall Creek Trail into a 22.6 mile trail connecting Geist Reservoir to the White River.  The trail follows the path of Fall Creek through northeastern Indianapolis, with a portion running along the railroad where the Fair Train stopped at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, including a connection to The Monon Trail south of the Fairgrounds.



County: Marion

City: Indianapolis

Mileage: 6.9

North Endpoint - Specific: Skiles Test Nature Park

East Endpoint - Specific: Boy Scout Road and Fall Creek

South Endpoint - Specific: Central Canal Towpath

Notable Trailheads: George E. Kessler Park, Skiles Test Nature Park, Fall Creek and 30th Park, Fall Creek and Binford, Fall Creek Parkway Parking

Near to US highways: US Highway 31, Interstate 465, Interstate 65

Photo Courtesy Derek Zollinger



Type of Trail: River Trail, Rail with Trail

Surface: paved

Uses allowed: walking, biking, running, rollerblading

Wheelchairs allowed: yes

Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized

Attractive Features: Follows Fall Creek

Photo Courtesy Derek Zollinger

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Indy Parks & Recreation

1720 Burdsal Parkway

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Trail Website

Trail Map


More Information

From the website:

The Fall Creek Trail runs 6.9 miles from Skiles Test Nature Park to the Monon Trail. It offers three canoe docks and numerous overlooks. The trail runs along the waterway and passes beautiful bridges and established neighborhoods.


Currently, Fall Creek Trail is separate from the Upper Fall Creek Loop Trail. The Upper Fall Creek Loop Trail circles an overflow pond and runs along Fall Creek Rd., just south of 79th St. It’s ideal for walking and jogging.


We are working to connect the Fall Creek Trail and the Upper Fall Creek Loop Trail. Once complete, the trail will end at 79th St. It will also link downtown Indianapolis with northeast Marion County.


Photo Courtesy Will Hazen