Delphi Historic Trails

A 7-mile multi-use trail system has been integrated into this historic community using canal towpaths, stream corridors, and abandoned railroads. The trails also include a section of the Wabash Heritage Trail, which is envisioned to follow along the Wabash River and span 19 counties.


Length: 7.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Greenway, Rail Trail
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Boating, non-motorized: Rafting
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snow Play, General
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Delphi
State(s): Indiana
Counties: Carroll
Longitude: -86.67126
Latitude: 40.58435

Driving Directions

Wabash & Erie Canal Park
1030 N. Washington Street / Delphi, Indiana


Land was donated by local property owners for 100% of this 7 mile plus trail system. Volunteers created these unique trails. Funding for development, signage and basic facilities came mostly from the Indiana Dept of Natural Resources Division of Outdoor Recreation Wabash Heritage Corridor Fund. The Canal Assoc. donated much of the acquired land to the City of Delphi for grant match and then leased these trail lands back for 99 years. They are maintained by volunteers on 3rd Saturday workdays. Volunteers are recognized every year on National Trails Day with USDA/NRCS Earth Team hats/shirts.

Additional Details

Width: 100 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Maximum Grade: 3%
Elevation Low Point: 550
Elevation High Point: 570
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: American Trails Featured NRT
Website: Wabash & Erie Canal Park

Contact Information

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.

Dan McCain
Wabash & Erie Canal Assoc./ City Park Bd.
3198 N 700 W
Delphi, IN 46923
(765) 564-6297
[email protected]



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  • Change in trail mileage through trail extension
  • Change in trail mileage through trail retraction
  • Change in trail mileage through significant trail reroute
  • Change to trail name
  • Change in trail description or use
  • Undesignation of trail (removal of NRT designation status)
  • Other significant updates

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