SUGAR CREEK TRAIL
The Sugar Creek Trail links Crawfordsville High Scholl the Big Four Rail corridor. It proceeds west to the R.R. Donnelley Trailhead Park and on to Sugar Creek. Our trail will preserve part of the railroad dating to 1853. Rails-to-Trails programs have been popular around the country, as they serve many recreational uses while preserving the railroads for future transportation.
A Recreational Trails Program grant has been awarded for improvements at the Rock River Trailhead Park. While there are still some technical issues to work out before the work can be started, the highlights of the grant will provide improved parking, signage, a canoe launch, ADA compliant access to the trail, and hopefully a .50 mile extension to the west, providing access to Biggs Bluff (formerly the Montgomery County Youth Camp) which will be developed for hiking and mountain biking
SUGAR CREEK TRAIL MILAGE
|High School (rear) to St. Rd. 32 wooden bridge
|Wooden bridge to Donnelley entrance
|Donnelley scenic connecting trail to trailhead
|Donnelley trailhead to rail trail via Big Four, Schenck Rd.
|Schenk Rd. to Counrty Club Rd.
|Country Club Rd. to Sugar Creek
|Sugar Creek Bridge to Trail End
Click here to download the Trail Brochure PDF
TRAIL HEAD PARKS & PARKING AREAS
- Crawfordsville High School
Parking & Trail Access at the rear of the school
- Christ Lutheran Church
Parking is permitted as well as use of their restrooms and drinking fountains
- RR Donnelley Trail Head Park 1120 Big Four Arch Rd.
Parking & Picnic Shelter
- Rock River Landing Trail Head Park 44 Rock River Ridge Rd.
SHELTERED REST AREAS
St. Clare Medical Center donated three sheltered benches which are located:
- Between boardwalk on SR32W & RR Donnelley Trailhead
- Between Schenck and Country Club Roads, water is available here too
- Between Country Club Rd. & Sportsman’s Club
Call 911 in case of an emergency
Call City Police to report violations - 362-3762
Non-moving violations - $100.00 fine
Moving violations - $200.00 fine
Trail Open Daylight Hours Only
Motorized Vehicles Prohibited
Place Litter in Receptacles
Keep Pets Leashed, Under control & clean up after them
Stay to the Right for Walking and Jogging
Pass to the Left Giving audible signal Be aware of others
Stop, Look & Listen at the Intersections
Stay on the Trail; Respect Property Owners
Firearms & Weapons Prohibited
Defacing Trail Signs and Facilities Prohibited
Helmets recommended for Bicyclist & Skaters