bicycling on the Monon Greenway

Monon Greenway

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Monon Greenway

The Monon Trail is an asphalt trail that stretches from the town of Westfield south to downtown Indianapolis. Carmel’s section – the Monon Greenway – runs five miles from 146th Street to 96th Street.

The Monon Greenway replaced the old railroad that used to run straight through Carmel. The greenway is lined with lovely wooded areas. There are several rest stops along the greenway with water fountains and restrooms to make outdoor exercise more convenient.

The Monon Greenway is pet-friendly! Along the greenway you’ll find pet-sized water fountains and dog waste areas with trash bags. All we ask is that animals are on a maximum six-foot leash and you pickup after your pups. Thank you!

Please practice trail safety along the Monon Greenway. To keep trail users safe, we request that you obey posted traffic signs and stop at all crosswalks and intersections. Please be aware vehicular traffic does not stop at these intersections.

There are trailheads and parking lots at Rohrer Road and at 96th Street. Zagster bikes are rentable along the greenway near the Monon Community Center. With all this accessibility, who wouldn’t choose to walk, run, blade or bike on the Monon Greenway?

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Location

96th North to 146th Street
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Features

  • Paved Trail
  • Zagster Bikes for Rent
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Restrooms
  • Bike Rack

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General Park Rules

For safety and enjoyment of everyone, please follow these rules and courtesies

  • PARK OPEN SUNRISE TO SUNSET EXECPT FOR APPROVED ACTIVITIES
  • PARKS ARE TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE ZONES
  • HELP KEEP YOUR PARKS BEAUTIFUL
    • Bag and dispose of pet waste
    • Place all litter in appropriate trash containers
    • Drive and park only on roadways and designated parking areas
    • Wildlife and vegetation should not be disturbed
  • HELP KEEP YOUR PARKS SAFE
    • Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, spray parks, water features or buildings
    • Adult supervision recommended for children in playgrounds and spray parks
    • Report inappropriate conduct to Carmel Police
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted on trails or park grounds
  • Fires are permitted only in permanent park-provided grills
  • Swimming, wading and ice fishing are not permitted
  • Skateboards, bicycles, and rollerblades are not permitted in shelters, buildings or on playgrounds
  • HELP KEEP YOUR PARKS FUN!
  • Keep all pets leashed
  • Exercise pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet
  • Avoid playing loud music that disturbs others
  • Soliciting or use of park for profit is prohibited without a permit
  • Help keep wildlife wild – Please do not feed water fowl or wild animal

Report inappropriate conduct to Carmel Police: 317.571.2580
Report maintenance concerns to Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: 317.573.4044