With the changing leaves and the crisp air, fall is one of the best times to run outdoors. Whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out, here are Fishers Running Club’s 5 favorite running trails this fall #AroundFishers.

You can find these trails and more on Fishers Parks Interactive Trails Map.

1. Heritage Meadows to Cheeney Creek

From the trailhead on South Street, there is a great path along the Heritage Meadows neighborhood that leads to the Cheeney Creek Trail at Fishers Point Boulevard. Once on the trail, the path winds for about 3/4 of a mile with the creek on one side and the woods on the other.

Cheeney Creek

2. Heritage Park and 106th Street

Heritage Park offers a nice, wooded trail that opens to a large playfield. Head down 106th Street past Allisonville Road and you are greeted with a nice stretch of rolling hills and the stacked log fence along the perimeter of Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve.

Heritage Park

3. Brooks School Road

Runners have a love-hate relationship with Brooks School Road. Heading south to Fall Creek Road, there steeper than usual hills for Fishers. The cooler temperatures in fall make the climbs and descents more bearable.

Brooks School Road

4. Fall Creek Road

Whether walking or running, any section of Fall Creek Road under the canopy of changing leaves and rolling hills is a good place to stretch out the legs, but the tree tunnel that starts at the Brooks School roundabout toward Geist Reservoir is especially cool and beautiful this time of year.

Fall Creek

5. 113th Street to Geist Park 

113th Street from Olio Road is a nice, quiet (except for the shooting range), and mostly flat section until you get to the steep little hill at the roundabout at Florida Road. Turn down Florida Road past the new Fishers AgriPark, where the path ends at Geist Park.

Runners Beware: As captivating as the changing leaves in the trees can be, runners need to mind the path and be on the diligent lookout for a variety of nuts and fruits that can be hazardous as they fall on the paths.

Fishers Running Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit club for runners and walkers. We are about community, about getting people moving – no matter how fast – and supporting each other on our journeys. We’re a home for Fishers’ walkers, beginning runners, experienced runners, and elites. We host weekly group run/walks on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. You can find us at many community events or cheering on our members and neighbors as they participate in local area races.

Fishers Running Club was established in 2017 and has maintained a roster of right around 200 members for the past couple of years. We are small enough that everyone feels like family and large enough that anyone can find someone their pace or at the same point in their running journey as them. Guests are always welcome to come out and join us at one of our group runs to get a feel for the club. All of our events are listed on our club calendar and on our Facebook page. Anyone interested in signing up as a member can join here.