2017 Indiana Trails Study Summary Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)
Statewide Trail Map 2016 (PDF, 5 MB)
After years of promoting trails as the Covered Bridge Gateway Trails Association, the recently-renamed Parke Trails Alliance now has wind at its back thanks to a Next Level Trails grant. The Alliance will use its $5 million grant to build a rail trail connecting Rosedale to Rockville.
Already home to Raccoon Lake, Sugar Creek, Turky Run State Park, a portion of Shades State Park, and multiple vintage covered bridges, Parke County now will host a two-mile trail. This greenway will pass through quiet countryside and farmland, and cross waterways 10 times, twice using decommissioned iron automobile bidges supplied by the county. Volunteers have spent years clearing the trail corridor to prepare for the path and plan to use the old railroad depot in Rockville as a trailhead. In another nod to history, the Alliance intends to build the county's 32nd covered bridge for the stream crossing nearest Rockville.