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Welcome to the Fort Wayne Trails!  The network consists of more than 80 miles of multi-use trails in the Greater Fort Wayne Area and it includes 50 miles of interconnected trails.  These trails provide recreation, health & fitness and active transportation opportunities for residents and visitors alike!  Our trails see nearly 50,000 trail users a month during the summer months.  So choose your mode of non-motorized travel and explore the trails!  By all means, Walk All Over Us! Below are several of the key trails within the network.

Looking for a specific trail?  Use these quick links to access a specific trail or scroll down to view all of the trail descriptions.

Current Fort Wayne
Regional Trails Network
Rivergreenway Wabash & Erie Canal
Towpath Trail
Aboite Trails Pufferbelly Trail Salomon Farm Loop
Future Planned and
Proposed Trails
Future Planned Trail:
The Cougar Trail
 

Current Fort Wayne Regional Trails Network:  Map


Project Status Map, and Project Status Report (October)

The Fort Wayne Regional Trails Network consists of more than 80-miles of trails and it continues to expand!  The trails displayed on the regional trails network map are open and available for trail use.  The map provides a good understanding of where the trails are located across the Greater Fort Wayne area.  Scroll down to take a closer look at some of the individual trails within the network.


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Rivergreenway Map

The Rivergreenway Trail is a 25 mile long linear park in Fort Wayne and New Haven, Indiana. It is the backbone of a growing network of trails in the Greater Fort Wayne area. The trail runs along the riverbanks of the St. Joseph, St. Marys and Maumee Rivers, connecting to 15 city parks and providing trail users with a unique and protected greenspace for recreation, fitness, conservation active transportation.

Check out the Rivergreenway link for more information about this trail.

Towpath Trail Map

Officially called the Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail because of the historic transportation route it follows.  This trail is commonly referred to as just the Towpath Trail.  It is 5.5 miles from Rockhill Park to the Lutheran Hospital campus, weaving through beautiful neighborhoods, scenic marshlands and near areas of commerce.  The pivotal trail created a bike and pedestrian connection between the Aboite Trails and the Rivergreenway, providing 50 miles of connected trails within the trail network.

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Aboite Trails Map

Explore 17 miles of trails in southwest Fort Wayne on the Aboite Trails.  Trailhead parking areas include the Towpath Trailhead at Engle Road and Statesmans Way and also at the Indian Trails Park Trailhead on Aboite Center Road and Westlakes Drive.  The Aboite Trails provide a challenging workout for trail users because of the hilly environment.  With the completion of the Towpath Trail in 2011, trail users in southwest Fort Wayne are now connected with 50 miles of interconnected trails across the county, including trail access to downtown.

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Pufferbelly Trail Map  

Future Pufferbelly Trail Corridor       Pufferbelly Trail from Lawton Park to Franke Park

Currently 1 mile of the Pufferbelly Trail has been constructed just south of the Parkview YMCA between Dupont Road and Wallen Road.  Eventually, this trail will extend from the northern edge of Allen County south 13 miles where it will connect with the Rivergreenway in downtown Fort Wayne.  The Pufferbelly Trail is one segment of a State Visionary Trail that will ultimately be 80-miles long, running from Pokagon State Park in Angola to Ouabache State Park in Bluffton.

In 2016-2017, the City plans to construct 2.5 miles of this trail from downtown Fort Wayne north to Fernhill Avenue with a trail spur connecting to Franke Park and the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.  The name "Pufferbelly" is derived from the historic nickname for a steam locomotive. To learn more about the Pufferbelly Trail, explore the Pufferbelly Trail Brochure.

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Salomon Farm Loop Map

This 1.65 mile loop on the City’s north side is situated at Salomon Farm Park at 817 W. Dupont Rd.  It is our most heavily used trail within the network.  It typically sees an average of 550 trail users per day during the trail season.  The loop follows the perimeter of the park’s property and passes by the Parkview YMCA.  This loop provides a great setting for walks and runs that are both short and long. In addition, the Salomon Farm loop connects to the existing .9 mile segment of the Pufferbelly Trail on the east side of the park by the Parkview YMCA entrance.

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Randallia Drive Trail

The new Randallia Drive Trail that stretches from St. Anne’s RetirementCenter to Lake Avenue and the new sidewalks constructed along Lake and Beacon will close critical gaps within the pedestrian and bicycling network.   By constructing the new sidewalks, repairing some existing sidewalks and creating a trail along the east side of Randallia Drive, neighborhood residents in the area will have more connectivity to the Parkview Hospital Campus, the Mark Slen Trail on the Parkview Campus, the medical offices and the Veterans’ AdministrationHospital on Lake, as well as connectivity to the Rivergreenway via sidewalks along Pemberton Drive.

Future Planned and Proposed Trails Map 

There are miles and miles of planned and proposed trails in the Greater Fort Wayne Area!  It will take many years to build all of the trails featured on this map.  As funding becomes available, the planned trails featured in brown on the map are the priority trails that will likely be built before the proposed trails that are featured in green on the map.

Future Planned Trail: The Cougar Trail Map       

The planned .82 mile Cougar Trail will start from the existing Yarnelle Trail, located along W. Jefferson Blvd. near West Swinney Park and it will proceed north along the abandoned rail corridor to the University of Saint Francis (USF) campus.  The trail will utilize the abandoned railroad bridge across Main St. where it will proceed along the eastern side of Leesburg Rd. Once the trail crosses the railroad tracks near the USF Rolland Art Center, it will then cross to the western side of Leesburg Rd where it will connect with the existing USF trail network. Future plans will extend the Cougar Trail from USF to the Lindenwood Nature Preserve, Buckner Park and the Aboite Trails. The future Cougar Trail will also connect to the existing Rivergreenway and Towpath Trail via the Yarnelle Trail.

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