Map of Franke Park Trails: Do you like mountain biking on single track or trail running/walking on challenging dirt paths? Explore the trails at Franke Park! There are approximately 10 miles of single track trails to explore. Map of Franke Park MTB and Hiking Trails
Please be aware, during or following a rainfall, portions of the trail network may be muddy and/or slippery. Please slow down and use caution, especially on boardwalks. Always use caution whenever you encounter a wet section of trail. During the winter months, use caution and be on the look out for ice!
Towpath Trail-Aqua Indiana will be constructing a bypass to their wastewater treatment plant off Engle Road. This construction will impact the Towpath Trail starting 10/27 for seven days. They are NOT closing the trail. They will have signage, lighting and a ramp over the construction area.
Trails temporarily closed due to Flooding:
The Rivergreenway at Sherman/Van Buren and at West Jefferson at Swinney Park.
Trail Closures and Detours:
Detour for New Haven Maumee Pathway Due to Rose St Closure -The New Haven section of the Maumee Pathway will be closed until further notice at Rose St. Trail users can detour west on Rose to West St and then south on West to Main St (or vice versa) to get back to Moser Park
Detour for St. Marys Pathway from MLK Memorial Bridge to Harrison St- The St. Marys Pathway will be closed just west of the MLK Memorial Bridge to Harrison St Bridge. There will be a signed detour in place bypassing this area using 3rd Street and Harrison St. The closure will begin on October 7, 2020 and last thru the end of October 2021.
St. Marys Pathway - Closed at Thieme Dr and Berry St thru 2021 - The St. Marys Pathway will be closed at Thieme Dr and Berry St for the construction of a drop shaft, part of the Tunnel Works Project. A detour is signed along W. Main St (sidewalks or street) to Greenwood Ave and into Swinney Park. Detour Route Map
Call 427-6228 with Questions Riders should arrive at 7:00 pm. for the last Trek the Trails of the season!
We ask that due to COVID- 19, participants bring face coverings to wear at times when we aren’t able to practice social distancing. Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water along for the ride. All participants ride at their own risk.
Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with nearly 125 miles of trail winding through the city. Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this spring to experience Fort Wayne on 2 wheels. You’ll love reconnecting with nature along the linear parkways of the Rivergreenway or learning the history of the Wabash & Erie Canal along the Towpath Trail or enjoying the many miles of new trails throughout the Greater Fort Wayne area. Load up your family and bikes and join the fun! Helmets and water are recommended for each ride. All participants ride at their own risk.
For more information, call the City of Fort Wayne Greenways & Trails Office at 427-6228 or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079
Tuesday Trek the Trails Ride Start Locations
N. River Rd Trailhead
Meet at the North River Rd Trailhead parking lot (also known as the Boat Launch, just east of Kreager Park), located near 7300 N. River Rd. Note the 7 pm start for the last ride of the season!
Mid-Block Crossings can be confusing for everyone. Watch this video to learn more about how to safely navigate a trail crossing where you are crossing the street in the middle of the block, rather than at an intersection.
When traveling on city streets, bicycles have the same duties and rights as motorists. Know and practice the rules of the road.
Have you wondered about how many people use the trails?
Support Trails with a Trails License Plate!
Consider a purchase of this Trails Plate to show your support for all types of trails in Indiana. The foundation will use the proceeds as grants to trail groups throughout the state of Indiana. This special plate is an additional $40, of which $25 goes to the Greenways Foundation. The Greenways Foundation envisions a statewide trail, greenway, and bikeway system that provides access to trails for all Indiana citizens. This world-class Hoosier greenways system connects scenic, cultural, historic, recreational, tourist, and economic sites in Indiana’s urban and rural communities, is convenient to people of all cultures, ages, and abilities, and is one of the state’s most powerful tools in achieving economic growth, a healthy citizenry and livable communities.
It’s simple to purchase the plate! Online, simply visit www.mybmv.com and navigate to the special license plates. You also can go in person to your local license branch or order through the mail. New this year: all license plates are now mailed to you. You can get a tax break when buying this license plate that advocates for a charitable cause. You can deduct this fee on Schedule A of your taxes.
The Rivergreenway Trail is a 25 mile long linear park in Fort Wayne and New Haven, Indiana. The trail is along the banks of the St. Marys, St. Joseph and Maumee Rivers. Much of the Rivergreenway has been funded by the State of Indiana and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Rivergreenway provides a great opportunity for recreation, fitness and conservation, as well as providing an alternative transportation network safely connecting the community.
A linear park such as the Rivergreenway is a long, narrow park with limited access that is ideal for activities such as bicycling, hiking, nature study, jogging, rollerblading or just going for a leisurely walk. The Rivergreenway offers natural vistas and scenic overlooks within an urban environment. It creates a synergism between country and urban settings that affords users the opportunity to enjoy the best of both. Additionally, it creates a natural overflow against the invasion of high water which helps mitigate the ravages of flooding.
The Rivergreenway is owned and maintained by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, the City of Fort Wayne Public Works Department, and the New Haven/Adams Township Parks & Recreation Department.
The Rivergreenway is open from 6 am -11 pm daily for your enjoyment.
If there are comments, questions, or concerns about any section of the Rivergreenway, please contact the Greenways Manager at (260) 427-6002.
Do you have a praise, problem or concern you would like to share? Please take the time to complete the Talk to Us form.
The Rivergreenway Trails Network has been recognized as a National Recreation Trail! To view information about the Rivergreenway on the National Recreation Trails site, click here.
Learn more about planned trails! Check out the Fort Wayne Regional Trails Map, The Map shows existing, planned and proposed trails in the Fort Wayne/Allen County area.
Now available is a Listing of Parks Facilities along the Rivergreenway (both restrooms and drinking fountains) that are located along or near the Rivergreenway. In addition to the list, there is a Rivergreenway Facilities Map that depicts the general locations of each facility along the Rivergreenway. Please note that the Fort Wayne Parks restrooms and drinking fountains are open for use from May through the middle of October.
Available for your use is a listing of mile marker locations. Click on Mile Marker Locations to see where they are located and how you can utilize this information for your next walk or run.
The Downtown Rotary Club Circle of Hope is a two mile trail loop in downtown Fort Wayne. The trail encompasses the Rivergreenway on the north side of the St. Marys River and Headwaters Park on the south side of the river. Points of interest along the trail include Headwaters Park, Historic Fort Wayne, Lawton Park, the City's Skate Park, the Historic Wells Street bridge and Downtown Fort Wayne. Access to the loop includes Headwaters Park, Lawton Park and the Three Rivers Trailhead along Spy Run Avenue, just north of the St. Marys River.
Photo credit: Fred VanFossen
Memorial Tree & Bench Program Information Add to the beauty of your favorite section of the Rivergreenway (in the Fort Wayne City Limits) and honor a loved one simultaneously with the help of our tree or bench donation program.
Trail Mileage Check out information below on mileage of different trail loops. For additional information check out the Park Trail path Distance Chart Buckner Park:.75 miles (complete loop) (stone path portion is .66 mile)