This Incredible Trail Spans the Entire State of IN


The American Discovery Trail (ADT) spans from California to Delaware, connecting the coasts on one epic hiking and biking trail. Indiana is lucky enough to encounter two portions of the trail, allowing an incredible hike across northern and southern Indiana.

You'll start off at the Illinois/Indiana border near Crown Point, hiking down the North Judson Erie Trail. You'll pass the Winamac State Fish and Wildlife Area and Tippecanoe River State Park on your way southeast.

Next, you'll take the Nickel Plate Trail from Rochester through Cassville, through Marion, for roughly 30 miles.

You'll pass through many incredible natural areas in historic Indiana cities, including Peru, a city famous for its connection to circus performances.

Next, you'll follow the Cardinal Greenway from Marion to Muncie. Then you'll connect to the Whitewater River Gorge Trail which will lead you into Richmond and towards the Ohio state line. You can continue on through Ohio or gear up for the southern half of this hiking or biking adventure.

You'll begin the southern portion of this trail at the Ohio-Indiana state line traveling west through Lawrenceburg and Aurora until you reach Madison on IN-62.

The trail continues on to Clark State Forest and eventually connects with the Knobstone Trail and heads south to Deam Lake.

The trail continues westward through Corydon and eventually passes through the historic Angel Mounds in Evansville.

From there you'll head into Mt Vernon, where you'll follow gravel roads along the Wabash River to the Indiana-Illinois state border.

You can learn more about the 250 miles along the northern trail and 366 miles along the southern trail, and get full details on the entire route and the historic and natural sites you'll encounter here.

Did you know there was one incredible trail running through the entire state of Indiana? Will you be checking it out this spring?