Length: 5.23 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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The Central Canal Towpath begins at the Monon Rail-Trail in Broad Ripple and follows a historic 1836 canal towpath. The historic character of the canal was maintained by recreating the crushed limestone surface and adding two historic bridges dating to 1872 and 1879 for trail users. The Central Canal Towpath today represents one of a handful of historic functioning canals. The canal was designated as an American Water Landmark in 1971, and it became part of the Indianapolis Greenways System in 1994.
Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Average Grade: 1%
Maximum Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 704
Elevation High Point: 728
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2002
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: The Greenways Foundation
Website: City of Indianapolis
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Indianapolis Parks, Greenways
900 E. 64th Street
Indianapolis , IN 46220
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