4 miles
Distance
101 ft
Climb
-105 ft
Descent
00:30:42
Avg time

Central Canal Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Indianapolis
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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

More Stats for Central Canal Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    705 ft
  • Altitude max
    732 ft
  • Altitude start
    716 ft
  • Altitude end
    712 ft
  • Grade
    -0.018%
  • Grade max
    -17.922%
  • Grade min
    15.184%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:30:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:32
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to central-canal-trail trailhead (39.867150, -86.150550)
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 32 miles avg distance
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      • 17 rides
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