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Explore the best rated trails in Fort Wayne, IN. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Central City Trail and Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. With more than 33 trails covering 4058 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Great Trail.

May, 2023 by ky1

Rode the route from Shipshewana to Middlebury (and back) and found it to be a great ride with beautiful views. Would ride this again and would recommend.

Heritage Trail (IN)

A lot of fun

May, 2023 by everettnotwashington

Beautiful scenery with lots of little alternate paths that branch off the main one. Well maintained, clear signs, great location

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

April, 2023 by carl.arelt

This trail is a national destination for anyone who loves biking. I've rode many great trails in seven states, and this one rates at the top. A long, or short ride is definitely worth the trip. As you can see from the many great photos a fall ride is the absolute best.


Great American Rail-Trail

Great Allegheny Trail southeast of Pittsburgh?

April, 2023 by eshawger

Surprised to see this amazing trail that has great bed and breakfasts along it is not noted as part of the Great American Rail Trail. It sure would help demonstrate more GART completion if it was.

Pufferbelly Trail

Great trail with new extension on its way

March, 2023 by charleshire

Trail is great for shaded run on warm days and wind protected run on cold days. Trail is 5 miles long with an additional 1.5 mile Solomon Farm Loop attached. Parking spaces located near the YMCA put you in the middle of the 5 mile trail and where the 1.5 mile Loop connects, providing a great spot to re-hydrate at your vehicle as you run North, then South, then the Loop to train for Half-marathon.

Cardinal Greenway

First ride on the Cardinal Greenway Oct.,2022

December, 2022 by cwiokster

In the last week of October 2022, while heading to N. VA. to attend a hobby
show, I decided to bring along the bike to sample some bike trails along the way.
First stop was Richmond IN, southern terminus of the Cardinal Greenway,
another Rail-Trail Hall of Fame trail [My 4th]. It reminded Me of the Tanglefoot
Trail a bit, due to the rural region, only instead of cotton & soybeans, the crop
is corn. Quite a bit of harvesting going on. Saw lots of Fall foliage as well; a
bonus of riding there during this time of year. [Peak "Leaf Peeping" season].
Oct 24 I rode the stretch from Richmond to Losantville & back [50 miles].
Oct 25 I rode from Losantville to Muncie & back [36 miles]. I ran into some
construction near the Depot Trailhead in Muncie, so cut the ride short there,
as rain also threatened. (A detour was possible, but unsigned; too bad.)
Overall I really enjoyed this trail; very light grades made for an easy peddle.
The route parallels US 35 so trailhead access is easy, with plenty of rest stops,
though only a few have water available, so bring a good supply to start. Will return
to do the northern portion next year.

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail

Bike trail?

November, 2022 by j.disbro

There's about 0.7 of a mile south of town that is great. The rest of the "trails" are just city surface streets declared to be "trails" with no signage to point you in the right direction. Nothing compared to the trail systems available in Goshen up the road.

Wabash River Trail

beautiful river trail

October, 2022 by rogerpedwards

Well maintained asphalt trail with woods and river scenery. Nice Bistro overlooking river in Lagro.

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

Not paved

October, 2022 by rdhemm63

We live just 20 miles from this path. And did it for the first time yesterday. We did New Breman to St Marys. Started out beautiful but a mile out of town we lost the path. Only to find out it is a grass path between the canal and a corn field. Would be beautiful quiet walking path. But for sure not for bikes. We cut around and did some back roads and tried again further north. But the whole way from NB to SM is grass. May need to check out further south.

Heritage Trail (IN)

picturesque village and wooded trail

September, 2022 by bradtollefson

The trail passes through what the locals call Winona Village which is a small peninsula with a shop lined canal and many picturesque houses. Definitely worth exploring. There's a side trail that takes you up to Grace College. It's a mile long and goes through secluded woods with trail side sculptures. That's a mile long so adds 2 miles. You can circle the lake (i suggest going clock wise so you are always making right turns and don't have to cross traffic). The college detour and circling the lake gives you a 10 mile loop. Detour into downtown for another 2 miles. There are many nice houses along main and center streets. The courthouse and surrounding square is very picturesque.

Plymouth Avenue Trail

commuter trail

September, 2022 by bradtollefson

The best part of this trail is the bridge over the elkhart river. The rest was just a path along plymouth avenue. Handy for us as it lead to our b&b but not a destination. Not unpleasant but very suburban compared to the leafy Shanklin-Mullet and Millrace trails.

Winona Interurban Trail

Surprisingly Secluded

September, 2022 by bradtollefson

This trail starts in Goshen College and heads south along what I assume is an old rail trail. It's surprisingly secluded, quiet and peaceful. We hit the trail from the south end of the Millrace Trail where it terminates in the Shoups-Parsons Woods Park by taking Westwood Road east to the campus where there's a small curvy access trail. You can see this on the map just south of westwood on main st. There's a nice extension to the east worth a detour. Go north to explore the campus. Then the best part is heading south where the trail is secluded. We headed west from the southern end of the trail and explored Violett Cemetery as we headed back north.

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