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Hamilton County has the best section of Monon Trail. Marion County has let the Trail fall down with very poor maintenance so far in 2016.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hamilton County has the best section of Monon Trail. Marion County has let the Trail fall down with very poor maintenance so far in 2016.

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Indy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From Downtown to Carmel you just can't beat this trail. We love starting in Indy and riding North. Love grabbing lunch along the way. Also great to park away from the fair grounds or broad ripple and ride in. It's an all round great trail

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Thank IndySig
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great use of the old train line, and north of Indy you can see the investments made by Carmel and Westfield. Biggest issue are the bikers who think it is a race track. When busy joggers might get frustrated zig zagging around people and groups.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I've never walked the entire trail, but it is easy to navigate for any age group, including bikers, and children in strollers. The area I walked provided shade, also at intervals there are benches to sit. Not sure how many restrooms along the trail, but there is a clean one within my walking area.

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Thank ncat2016
Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great destinations along the trail, good connectivity and tree shaded. Use thiavtrail a lot since there are no cars and few road crossings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great for getting exercise, fresh air or seeing the birds. What all of America should be doing with old rail right of ways! bath rooms at the 146th area and 96th street area. And free.

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Thank 4corvus
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

usually bike from 146th st south to 96th st. decided to bike north thru Westfield. nicely paved. areas of shady riding. need to careful at major intersections as cars may not see you or stop.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a lovely ride on the Monon Trail and and brunch this past weekend in Broad Ripple only to return to our car parked near the 86th Street Trailhead and find that our car window had been smashed and all of our belongings stolen. Police indicated that this happens from time to time, watch where you park!

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Thank Susan A
Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Monon Trail is easy to access from any location and passes great tourist attractions for visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A real assets to Carmel/ Indianapolis area. Like to see people being active. Lots of restaurants open close to the trail. One negative issue is when it gets busy and lots of people riding bikes too fast.

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