Western Portion of Vandalia Trail
- Amo trailhead on Google Maps
- Amo trailhead address: 5042 South Street, Amo, IN 46103
- Coatesville trailhead on Google Maps
- Coatesville trailhead address: 7963 Main Street, Coatesville, IN 46121
- Trail maps (courtesy of NRHT.org)
This four-mile stretch of the Vandalia Trail from Amo to the Hendricks-Putnam County line is part of Indiana’s National Road Heritage Trail – a 150-mile continuous system of multi-use trails that spans the state along the former Pennsylvania/Vandalia railroad corridors. The trail system closely follows the Historic National Road (U.S. 40) for most of its route and is designed for bicyclists, pedestrians and in some areas, equestrians.
The pedestrian trail surface is asphalt, perfect for bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy, and there modern restrooms and drinking fountains at both the Amo and Coatesville trailheads. Right next to the restrooms are bicycle repair stations and air pumps.
A crushed gravel equestrian trail runs parallel to the pedestrian trail between Coatesville and Amo.
A canopy of trees envelops much of our section of the Vandalia Trail, and a bridge spans Crittenden Creek about halfway between the two trailheads, providing a perfect spot to stop, catch your breath, and take in some natural scenery.
The trail is also home to weekly bike rides and monthly breakfast bike rides organized by National Road Heritage Trail, Inc. (www.nrht.org), as well as a leg of the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County’s Summer Fun Run Series. Additionally, it provides a breath-taking explosion of color in autumn.
Parking is available at the Amo trailhead in a paved lot at the intersection of Railroad Street and Vine Street. The trail extends west of that parking lot through Coatesville and on into Greencastle in Putnam County.
Horse trail parking in Amo is located here.
Parking is available at the Coatesville trailhead on the south side of Railroad Street, just east of Milton Street, near the town’s flagpole. The trail extends east to Amo and west to Greencastle.
Horse trailer parking in Coatesville is located here.
For more information about the Vandalia Trail, click here.