Hiking and Biking in Fishers

One of the best things about living and playing in a town like Fishers, is the access to everything. Of course they have great family restaurants and and date night dining options, but they have a diverse park system and hundreds of opportunities for playing in Fishers.

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. Eventually many of these trails will be connect to the Nickel Plate Trail, making Fishers even more walkalbe, runable, and bikable.

Best Hiking & Biking Trails in Fishers

AgriPark Loop

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, exploring the gardens and the barn. Or, take the 5 mile paved trail that runs along East 113th Street and Florida Road  and connects to Geist Loop.

Bee Camp Creek Trail

12870 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.

Billericay Loop

1269 Promise Road, Fishers

During the summer months, we make the trek to to Billericay Park mostly the splash pad and playground. But they have an awesome stroller-friendly multi-use path that run through wooded areas through parts of Billericay Park to Fishers High School. Much of the 3.5 mile trail is shaded and it’s an easy walk or ride for the whole family.

Brooks School Loop

11780 Brooks School Road

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 quarter mile multi-use trail. Or spend time exploring their 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 is the other nature preserve in Fishers and it offers trails, creeks, a pond, and plenty of fresh air! Make sure your 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.

Conner 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, the check out the Conner Trail. This trail will be among many of the Fishers’ trail to connect to the Nickel Plate Trail, but currently the five mile loop runs along Lantern Road from Municipal Drive to Conner Prairie.

Cumberland Park Loop

10580 Cumberland Road, Fishers

Cumberland Park is home to a scenic and wooden multi-use trail that follows the Mud Creek. The half mile trail offers plenty of creek stomping and wooded views, as well as opportunities for biking and running. If you’re looking for some distance, check out the Cumberland Park Loop. This nearly five mile trail runs from the Cheeney Creek to Cumberland Park.

Cyntheanne Park Loop

12383 Cyntheanne Road, Fishers

Within Cyntheanne Park, there are four multi-purpose fields, a playground, a community garden, and even Pickle Bar Courts! But 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, although there are no public access points to Geist Reservoir. It should also be noted this is not a stroller-friendly trail. But, if your looking for creek stomping, it’s easy to follow some of the small “off-path” trails and explore the nature surround 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 to the trees. This part is famous for it’s treehouses and lengths of planked trails in the middle of wooded beauty. While there is a small fishing pond, there is not much opportunity to enjoy the water. The park is especially good for mountain biking and, 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 it’s 60 foot sledding hill–don’t miss this in the winter!

Geist Loop

 

The Geist Loop is a well maintained trail that runs parallell 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. 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. The Geist Loop connects with the Flat Fork Creek Loop, Bee Camp Creek Trail, AgriPark Loop, and runs parallel to portions of the Fall Creek Trail in Fishers.

Hamilton Proper Loop

11525 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 it’s 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 Ambassodor house, or exploring the numerous nature trails along the banks of the White River. The Heritage Park Loop is a four mile loppo that connects to Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. This park is known for it’s 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 park is famous among Fishers’ parents. The park has amazing playgrounds, great for preschooler 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 their ammenties.  The Holland Park Loop connects to the Conner Trail which will eventually connect to the larger 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 for 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 season, some of the trails might be muddy. The Ritchey Woods Loop is 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.

Saxony Loop

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 need want to stay dry while enjoying the views of the lake and beach, take the Saxony Loop. The loop is about four miles and surrounds the Saxony Beach and Neighborhood.

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