Maps & plans
The mission of the Evansville Trails Coalition is to connect people and places, to promote active lifestyles, and to advocate for the development of multi-use trails. We have compiled pedestrian and bicycle routes & maps within the Evansville area and listed them here, so that you, Evansville's trailblazers, will have access to the resources already developed by businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals.
Our goal is to be Evansville's resource for maps and trails information, to bring awareness regarding the resources we currently have as a community and to identify and advocate for the completion of vital segments within our greenway and existing pedestrian and bicycle networks. Full connectivity is the goal and the desired end result! If you know of a walking map, or bike route not listed, please share it with us.
Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage
Evansville’s Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage is 6.75 miles of separated and protected urban trail that connects our city core. View or download a map of the current Greenway passage brochure.
Evansville Trails Coalition Map
The Evansville Trails Coalition regional map features Evansville area trails and is currently being updated to include I69 and other recent completed projects. View The Evansville Trails Coalition regional map here.
West Side Trails
The Westside Improvement Association has created 13 miles of Trails from existing infrastructure, including two urban trails and two scenic trails that take you from the Greenway trailhead on Franklin St. to all the best stops on the Westside: Reitz Hill, Howell Wetlands, Golfmoor Park, and the Helfrich Park Loop.
An Upgrade is a simple lifestyle change that can have lasting health benefits. Follow the Upgrade signage, get your steps in, and see 27 awesome places of interest in our city. Upgrade is an initiative of the Welborn Baptist Foundation. View the walking and biking maps from Walk EVV.
Burdette Park Discovery Trail - Discovering the River-Bottoms
This trail is a key connection to an area of river bottom land, with an additional 32.35 miles of paved roads currently signed for bicycle use south of Burdette Park. Click to see the Burdette Discovery Trail, Discovering the River-Bottoms Brochure
USI Trails and USI to Burdette Park TraiL
The USI-Burdette Trail is a three-mile paved trail and is the result of a USI/Burdette Park partnership. It is a diverse, interesting, and educational route for hikers, bicyclists, and runners. The scenic trail allows users to witness Southwestern Indiana’s natural beauty while connecting a picturesque park with one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The USI-Burdette Park Trail is a designated destination point of the American Discovery Trail, which passes through Southern Indiana. The trail also has been named a National Recreation Trail by the Secretary of the Interior. Click to visit: USI/Burdette Park trails page. To view trails maps - Click here: Bent Twig Trail , USI Burdette Trail , South Campus Trail
Evansville Bicycle Club Map Routes
Need a longer ride? The Evansville Bicycle Club has mapped out several routes with bikely.com ranging from 12 to 122 miles. Check out their routes, see their ride schedules, and connect with a community of Trailblazers.
Evansville In Motion Walking and Running Maps
The Evansville In Motion booklet was developed after three nurses from the Vanderburgh County Health Department, Carol Anderson, Sherry Hurt and Louise Kiesler, attended a chronic disease conference. Visit their webpage HERE. To view the brochure and maps, click this link: Evansville in Motion
Scott Park Hiking Trails
Scott Township Park is located at 2112 Schlensker Rd, Evansville, IN 47725, in Vanderburgh County, IN, north of Evansville. In 2003, Scott Township built this park to help bring a place for outdoor exercise and recreation. Scott Park is 37 acres and contains 5 walking trails through the wooded land. Visit their website here: Scott Park Visit additional details at Waymarking.com: ScottParkHiking
Our friends in Warrick County have a fantastic vision and are taking action on implementation. See what they’re up to and take an afternoon to experience Warrick Trails.
Friends of Angel Mounds Hiking and Biking Trails
Woodland Trails: Beyond the archaeological site are walking and biking trails through the wooded section of Angel Mounds’ property. Maintained mostly by volunteers, these trails are free and accessible anytime from one of three parking locations. Vehicles using the Angel Mounds parking lot must be out by 5:00 P.M. Central Time (Dogs must be on a leash). Click HERE to see the map.
Muskhoge Trail: This trail is maintained by the Muskhogen Trail Committee, Boy Scout Troop 301, Methodist Temple. It is a time honored tradition for scouts to make the six-mile, one-pass hike, or double-back for a 10-mile hike. Click HERE to view or download the brochure.
American Discovery Trails - Indiana Trails
Walk Across America: is a route for walking across the country mainly followed the American Discovery Trail, featured on Dudetrek.com--click here to visit the page. Visit the Indiana Trails Community page: MAPS
The following list features city and/or county projects currently planned, or underway.
Evansville Bike and Pedestrian Connectivity Master Plan
Evansville is working hard to become a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly city. Every year more bike lanes, protected pedestrian paths, and cycle tracks are added to the city’s bicycle grid. See the Evansville MPO's Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity Master Plan.
Hi-Rail Trail Segment Project
The Hi-Rail Corridor project is a wonderful addition to the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage Trails system. Thanks to the Evansville Parks Department and the Evansville MPO, we are able to provide maps that help us to visualize how the Hi-Rail will connect other bicycle and pedestrian networks. Check out our Facebook post with additional project photos here: https://www.facebook.com/464910530242583/posts/1995200363880251/
Construction is planned to be complete in November 2018! See maps below:
Walnut Street Project
The Walnut Street Project corridor is approximately 3.1 miles and is identified as a "road diet project" reducing the number of vehicular traffic lanes from four to three. The project to improve Walnut Street involves rehabilitation of the pavement, curbs and gutters, and south sidewalk, along with replacing the north sidewalk with a multi-use trail. Preliminary engineering started Spring of 2018 and construction is currently scheduled to begin in 2020. This is a multi-use trail that begins from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Vann Avenue. Get additional information on the Evansville City webpage here: https://www.evansvillegov.org/city/department/division.php?structureid=300
Evansville City Engineer, Brent Schmitt talks about the Weinbach Improvement Project. See his video explaining parts of the process:
Here are a few of the completed trails and segments within Evansville:
North Main Street Multi-Use Trail
The North Main Street complete street multi-use trail is currently complete and in the process of beautification with flowers and other added amenities.
Virginia Street Multi-Use Trail
The Virginia Street multi-use trail is a connecting segment that runs from First Avenue to North Main Street.
Oak Hill Multi-Use Trail and Bike Route
The Oak Hill Road segment begins at Walnut Street and connects to the bike route at East Virginia Street.