4 miles
120 ft
-124 ft
Avg time

Central Canal Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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Inner-city trail that follows the Canal beginning between Broad Ripple and Butler and Ending at 30th Street in Downtown Indianapolis. From start to finish it is mostly wooded and a nice escape from the city without traveling too far. Mostly bikers and runners. passes by the IMA grounds when crossing under Michigan Road which allows access to many other free trail networks. Most parts are as wide as a single-lane road and has nicely packed dirt that's easy to ride or run on.

Access Info

Starts between Broad Ripple and Butler University and follows the Canal until 30th Street, downtown Indianapolis

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More Stats for Central Canal Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    706 ft
  • Altitude max
    732 ft
  • Altitude start
    716 ft
  • Altitude end
    712 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,271 ft
  • Distance down
    5,255 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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