Explore the Trails with us!
Meet at 6pm, depart at 6:10pm
Find fitness, fun, and new friends on the trails! Join the City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Trails, and Trek Fort Wayne every Tuesday for weekly Trek the Trails bike rides! Returning for its second year, the City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Trails, and the Fort Wayne Running Club are also joining forces to present Tread the Trails! These 5k walks/runs are offered every other Thursday. All mobility aids are welcome at Tread the Trails, and participants are encouraged to lengthen/shorten the route as preferred. All skill levels are welcome to all trail events – bring your family, bring your friends, or just bring yourself! Distances and locations vary, ensuring that participants can experience as many of the trail system’s nearly 130 miles as possible. Bicyclists are asked to wear helmets. All participants should bring water. Participants are responsible for their own safety. Trek the Trails is sponsored by TREK Bicycles, Freedom Cycle, VS Engineering, UAW Local #2209, and Three Rivers Velo Sport.
Please note – dates listed in black below are for bicycles ONLY and dates in blue are for walkers/runners/wheelchairs ONLY.
|| Starting Location
|| The Plex North - 1807 E California Rd. (Park in northern-most Parking Lot)
|| 7.3 mi
| 6/13 & 6/15
|| Indian Trails Park - 10313 Aboite Ctr. Rd. (Park in southwestern-most lot)
|| 7.8 mi / 5k
||Daryl B. Cobin Park - 742 N Coliseum Blvd.
|6/27 & 6/29
||Rockhill Park - Across from 1474 Catalpa St.
||8.7 mi / 5k
||*no events due to Fourth of July Holiday*
|7/11 & 7/13
||Moser Park - 601 W Main St, New Haven
|| 8.4 mi / 5k
||Swinney Pk West - 2100 W Jefferson Blvd. (Turn right upon entering park)
|| 7.6 mi
|7/25 & 7/27
||Foster Park - 3900 Old Mill Rd (Park in lot south of Pavilion)
|| 9.2 mi / 5k
||Deer Ridge Elementary School - 1515 S Scott Rd.
|| 8.2 mi
|8/8 & 8/10
||N. River Rd. Trailhead - 7000 N. River Rd.
|| 10 mi / 5k
||Parkview Family YMCA Trailhead - 10001 Dawson's Creek Blvd. (Park in southern-most lot)
|| 7.1 mi
|8/22 & 8/24
||Turnstone - 3320 N Clinton St. (Park in Lot C)
|| 8.4 mi / 5k
||Haley Elementary School - 2201 Maplecrest Rd.
|| 7.6 mi
|9/5 & 9/7
||Buckner Pk. - 6114 Bass Rd.
|| 7.3 mi / 5k
||The Plex North - 1807 E California Rd.
|| 8.6 mi
|9/19 & 9/21
||Cookie Cottage - 620 W Washington Center Rd.
|| 8.2 mi / 5k
||N. River Rd. Trailhead (Night Ride)
|| 8.5 mi
Safe Trails are Happy Trails.
Mid-Block Crossings can be confusing for everyone. Who has the right of way? When should cars stop? When can pedestrians cross?
Watch this video to learn more about the proper way to navigate crossing in the middle of a street, 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.
Who is using the Trails?
Infrared counters are positioned throughout the Fort Wayne Regional Trails Network to help staff understand how residents are using the trail system. Find out how many trail users we counted in 2021, plus learn more about which trails were used the most frequently!
Please note: Some trail counts contain averages due to temporary counter failures.
How are the Trails growing?
Learn more about current projects involving trails within the Greater Fort Wayne area: May Project Status Report
Want to help the trails expand even more? Do so while you drive!
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.