University of Southern Indiana
USI Trails

Pedestrian, Bike, and Nature Trails

USI–Burdette -Sign -TopUSI boasts many miles of multi-use trails on its scenic 1,400-acre campus open to the University community and to the public.  

The most recent trail is the USI-Burdette Trail, completed in 2012. This three-mile paved trail is the result of a USI/Burdette Park partnership. It is a diverse, interesting, and educational route for hikers, bicyclists, and runners. The scenic trail allows users to witness Southwestern Indiana’s natural beauty while connecting a picturesque park with one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The trail is a key connection to an area of river bottom land, with an additional 37 miles of paved roads currently signed for bicycle use south of Burdette Park. The USI-Burdette Park Trail is a designated destination point of the American Discovery Trail, which passes through Southern Indiana. The trail also has been named a National Recreation Trail by the Secretary of the Interior.

The trail begins at University Boulevard between the Physical Activities Center and the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center, and also is accessible at trailheads to the side of the baseball field, at the Broadway Recreational Complex, and via a paved connecting path from the end of Rochelle Lane.

Parking: Campus parking is free and convenient to most of the trail systems. Follow marked restrictions. Parking also is available in Burdette Park by the Discovery Lodge.


Trails open at dawn, close at dusk.

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