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The Monon South Trail runs through several cities and towns in southern Indiana. Check out the breakdown of the trail to see which segment you want to visit first.

Mitchell to Campbellsburg

15 miles

Much of the trail through Mitchell is more urban in nature, featuring several local road crossings and surrounding commercial and neighborhood land uses. As the trail exits Mitchell on the south side, it crosses Indiana 60, approximately 3 miles west of Spring Mill State Park. Between Mitchell and Orleans, the trail runs parallel, but not directly adjacent to, Indiana 37 for approximately 5.5 miles. Once in Orleans, the trail corridor makes a strong eastward turn in downtown Orleans. For the next 10.5 miles, the trail corridor traverses through primarily agricultural land, with some minor crossings at local county roads. The trail connects the small communities of Leipsic and Saltillo before entering Campbellsburg.

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Campbellsburg to Salem

11 miles

The 11-mile stretch of the trail between Campbellsburg and Salem parallels Indiana 60 before following a more rural path through agricultural land. It runs near the Twin Creek Valley Nature Conservancy and just east of Campbellsburg before heading into the southwest side of Salem. At that point, the trail corridor is depressed in a valley or “gulch” and is grade-separated from both Indiana 60 and Indiana 56. The trail corridor circles around the southern side of Salem, with several at-grade crossings, including on a Main Street downtown. Heading east from downtown, the trail runs on the northern boundary of the Washington County Fairgrounds before crossing the West Fork Blue River and going under the Salem Bypass.

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Salem to Borden

18 miles

As the trail leaves the east side of Salem, it runs for several miles through rural agricultural land. Some minor county roads cross the corridor, but for the majority of the approximately 11-mile length between Salem and New Pekin, the corridor is uninterrupted. The trail does cross two water bodies, the Middle Fork Blue River and South Fork Blue River at New Pekin. As the trail nears New Pekin, it runs parallel to Indiana 60 to Borden. Borden is unique in that it runs directly through their downtown area, offering unique connections to local municipal facilities before terminating with a proposed Regional Trailhead near the Borden Community Park at the proposed Muddy Fork Reservoir.

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