One of the best things about living and playing in a town like Fishers is the access to so much via Fishers trails and paths. Of course, Fishers has great family restaurants and date night dining options, but they also have a diverse park system and hundreds of opportunities for playing in and getting around within Fishers by trail, bike loop, or dirt paths.
We love opportunities to get into nature as a family and Fishers is making nature more and more accessible to all families in central Indiana. Many of the trails and loops connect to other parks and trails, so you could spend a lot of time covering ground all over Fishers. Many of the trails connect to the Nickel Plate Trail, making Fishers even more walkable, runnable, and bikable.
Hiking & Biking on Fishers Trails | 18 Scenic Trails to Discover
11171 Florida Road, Fortville
The Fishers AgriPark is a unique agricultural park that is also a real urban farm. You could spend hours walking the 33-acre park/farm and exploring the gardens and the barn. Or, take the 5-mile paved trail that runs along East 113th Street and Florida Road. The AgriPark Loop connects to the Geist Loop as well for longer bike rides.
Bee Camp Creek Trail
13870 Ambria Drive, Fishers
The Bee Camp Creek trail is what I would call a hidden gem in Fishers. We always begin at the playground and stay for the views. There is a paved trail that is just over a mile and is really easy for strollers and biking. But you can also find nature trails that include scenic views of Bee Camp Creek. Make sure you bring your creek stomping gear and plenty of water. The trailhead offers plenty of parking, but there are no water fountains or bathrooms available.
12690 Promise Road, Fishers
During the summer months, we make the trek to the 44-acre Billericay Park mostly for the splash pad and playground. But they have an awesome stroller-friendly multi-use path that runs through wooded areas parts of Billericay Park to Fishers High School. Much of the 3.5-mile trail is shaded and it’s an easy walk or bike ride for the whole family.
Brooks School Loop
11780 Brooks School Road, Fishers
Brooks School Park is more than 16 acres of fun for the whole family! Aside from athletic fields and play spaces, the little kids will love the Born Learning Trail, an interactive trail designed with bright colors to lead young children along the path. For runners and bikers, the park has a 4.5-mile loop. Or spend time exploring the nature trails that overlook Mud Creek. There is a cute little wooden bridge overlooking Mud Creek, with plenty of opportunities for creek stomping!
Cheeney Creek Trail
11030 Fishers Pointe Boulevard, Fishers
Cheeney Creek Natural Area is a wildlife oasis in the middle of Fishers including opportunities for birding and fishing. The 25-acre nature preserve offers trails, creeks, a pond, and plenty of fresh air! The 2.75-mile Cheeney Creek Trail runs from South Street through Heritage Meadows Park to the Cheeney Creek Natural Area. Make sure you bring your creek stomping gear- your kids will have many opportunities to splash around. While the hikes are not hard, some of the unpaved paths might be a little rugged for the little kids. There is also a paved trail that currently stretches Heritage Meadows Park to Cheeney Creek Natural Area, but will eventually join with the Nickel Plate Trail.
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers
Connor Prairie is a great place to get outdoors and let the kids run around. Even without a trail, there are large greenways to enjoy. But if you want to take in some beautiful Fishers’ community views and connect to landmarks like the Hamilton East Public Library, home of the Ignite Studio, then check out the Conner Trail. This trail is among many of the Fishers’ trails to connect to the Nickel Plate Trail. The five-mile loop runs along Lantern Road from Municipal Drive to Conner Prairie.
Cumberland Park Loop
10580 Cumberland Road, Fishers
The 40-acre Cumberland Park is home to a scenic and wooden multi-use trail that follows the Mud Creek. The 4.2-mile trail offers plenty of creek stomping and wooded views, as well as opportunities for biking and running. The Cumberland Park Loop runs from Cheeney Creek to Cumberland Park.
Cyntheanne Park Loop
Within Cyntheanne Park, there are four multi-purpose fields, a playground, a community garden, and even pickleball Courts! The wide, paved trail surrounding the park is great for walking, biking, and for stroller rides. The loop is just under a mile, mostly uncovered, and winds around the sports fields. While it’s in a park setting, note the “trail” is a multi-use path, so not a lot of walking through nature.
Fall Creek Trail
10053 Fall Creek Road, Geist
The Fall Creek Trail in Fishers is a quiet and moderate trail that runs along Fall Creek Road from 96th Street to Geist Reservoir. There are benches for you to stop and watch the boats or the ducks along the way, however, there are no public access points to Geist Reservoir. It should also be noted this is not a stroller-friendly trail. But, if you’re looking for creek stomping, it’s easy to follow some of the small “off-path” trails and explore the nature surrounding Fall Creek and Geist. The Fall Creek Trail runs parallel to portions of the Geist Loop and is just over 5 miles.
Flat Fork Creek Loop
16141 E 101st Street, Fishers
Flat Fork Creek Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of suburban life and be amongst the trees instead. This park is famous for its treehouses and lengths of planked trails in the middle of wooded beauty. There is a small fishing pond and great creek stomping opportunities. The park is especially good for rugged mountain biking and beginner dirt biking. At just under six miles, the Flat Fork Creek Loop allows for a little more distance for those looking for a challenge. The park is probably best known in Fishers for its 60-foot sledding hill-don’t miss this in the winter!
Nickel Plate Trail
6 Municipal Drive, Fishers
The downtown portion of the 8.5-mile Nickel Plate Trail is now open, including the pedestrian tunnel beneath 116th Street, allowing users to travel from 106th Street to 146th Street. Paving has been completed from 106th Street to 146th Street. These paved portions are now open for pedestrian and bicycle access. Connect to several trails from the Nickel Plate Trail or spend a day exploring the Nickel Plate District or catch a concert after at the NPD Amphitheater.
13741 E 116th Street, Fishers
The Geist Loop is a well-maintained 6.74-mile trail that runs parallel to Fall Creek Trail. With stunning views all along Fall Creek, this trail is a little more difficult and may not be suitable for younger kids. The trail runs along Olio Road, E 116th Street, Brooks School Road, Fall Creek Road, and 96th Street. The Geist Loop is perfect as a 10K route with minimal road crossings. It connects with the Flat Fork Creek Loop, Bee Camp Creek Trail, and AgriPark Loop, and runs parallel to portions of the Fall Creek Trail in Fishers.
Hamilton Proper Loop
10525 Hoosier Road, Fishers
The nearly 3.5-mile loop of Hamilton Proper surrounds the Hawthorne Gold and County Club. You can park at the Hamilton Proper Park and take the trail along Hawthorn Ridge in the Hamilton Proper neighborhood. Hamilton Proper Park is most known for its multi-use fields, but the loop provides access to hiking and biking in north Fishers.
Heritage Park Loop
10595 Eller Road
Heritage Park is really what I think of when I think of a hometown park. They have a little bit of everything including history! You could spend the day exploring the gardens of the Historic Ambassador House or exploring the numerous nature trails along the banks of the White River. The Heritage Park Loop is a four-mile loop that connects to Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. This park is known for its wide variety of birds and other flora and fauna. Grab some binoculars and spend the day exploring the historic park.
Holland Park Loop
1 Park Drive, Fishers
The Roy G. Holland Memorial Park is famous among Fishers’ parents. The park has amazing playgrounds, great for preschoolers to older kids, and also has a splash pad to cool off in the summer. The Holland Park trail is a multi-use trail that loops around Holland Park and grants easy access to all of its amenities. Coming in at just under a mile, the Holland Park Loop also connects to the Conner Trail and the longer Nickel Plate Trail.
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve & Loop
10410 Hague Road, Fishers
The Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve has 127 acres of beautiful wooded views and many trails to wander. My kids love the preserve, not only for the butterflies and flowers but also for the Story Walk that is hosted at Ritchey Woods. All of the trails in the preserve are easy to hike with kids, although during rainy and snowy seasons, some of the trails might be muddy. The Ritchey Woods Loop is a multi-use path that runs from Fishers City Hall to Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve and connects to the Heritage Park Loop. The loop is just under 5 miles.
Riverside Woods Loop
11014 Eller Rd, Fishers
The Riverside Woods Loop is an easy 2.3-mile loop around the perimeter of the park and part of the school grounds. It was built as a cross-country course but obviously, it is great for walking and biking too! Mostly grass paths but also fine gravel on the hillier parts. Riverside Woods is a combination of woods and meadow/prairie habitat with access to a section of the bank of White River.
13362 Pennington Road, Fishers
Saxony Beach is one of our favorite summer destinations! An actual beach in the middle of Fishers, has my kids begging to “go to the beach” all summer long. But if you want to stay dry while enjoying the views of the lake and beach, take the Saxony Loop. The loop is about four miles long and surrounds Saxony Beach and neighborhood.
There are so many Fishers bike trails and hiking paths to explore! Depending on the ages of your kids, stick to short, paved trails or venture out to trails with a mix of paved and dirt paths. In the summer, schedule in creek stomping as a pit stop during the bike ride or hike. Enjoy biking through serene paths littered with burnt orange, yellow, and red leaves in autumn. And bring binoculars to check out the wildlife in wooded areas and see how many different critters your kids can spot in the trees.
Looking to expand your exploration radius? Check out Hiking and Biking trails in Westfield, Hiking and Biking trails in Carmel, or Indy With Kids’ list of 20 breathtaking places to go hiking near Indianapolis with kids. Plan a visit to one of our favorite trails today!