Experience Urban Trails and More

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 trails maps, pedestrian and bicycle route 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.

Maps

Our goal is to be Evansville's resource for trails maps and information, to build awareness of 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, running, bike route, or trails map not listed, please share it with us.
 

1. 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.

2. Evansville Trails Coalition Map (to be updated)

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. This map will be updated to feature I69 and various completed trail system segments, such as the new Hi-Rail Trail and the North Main Street multi-use trails.

3. 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.

4. Howell Wetlands Trails

Howell Wetlands has 35 acres of marshland, slough and remnant river oxbow., with 2.0 miles of trails throughout. Click for additional information regarding Howell Wetlands.

5. WalkEvv

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.

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

9. Eagle Slough

Eagle Slough is located at 500 Waterworks Rd., Evansville, IN 47713. Eagle Slough is an oasis of wetland and mature bottomland forest, home to over 160 species of birds (including warblers at Eagle Slough). The preserve offers a walking trail with interpretive signage along an old rail bed, and a series of observation decks overlooking the wetlands and open water lake. The healthy bald cypress stands at Eagle Slough contains some of the largest bald cypress trees in the state. DIRECTIONS: **Due to construction on US 41, Eagle Slough is currently only accessible from Waterworks Rd.

  • From Evansville, take Weinbach Ave. south to Waterworks Rd., then proceed west for ¾ of a mile. The Eagle Slough parking area will be on the right.**

  • From the intersection of US Hwy 41 and Waterworks Rd/Shawnee Dr, drive east on Waterworks.

  • The parking lot will be on your left after 0.15 miles.

10. 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

11. 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

12. Warrick Trails

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.

13. 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. 

14. 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