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, be mindful of the potential for ice. In the instance of accumulating snowfall, trails are cleared when 3 or more inches are recorded.
Trail Closures and Detours:
The Maumee Pathway is closed between Pemberton Ave. and the North River Road trailhead and from the North River Roat Trailhead east to New Haven. The river has receded, but thick mud remains. Please do not attempt passage.
Beginning January 16th, 2023, the foot bridge separating Headwaters Park and the Old Fort will be closed due to a riverbank restoration project. The estimated reopening is late spring. Please follow the detour in place (map below) to navigate around this closure.
The pedestrian bridge just South of Lawton Park will close beginning 11/23/22 for reconstruction. A posted detour is in place. Please note that this will be a long-term closure. While this bridge is part of the St.Marys Pathway, its location is important to the connection of all Rivergreenway Pathways, meaning that many Rivergreenway trail users may be impacted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
A posted detour is available for both of the above closures. View the maphere.
Riverbank work has closed the St.Marys Pathway at the below-grade crossing under Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge. Trail users should use the at-grade crossing to navigate around the closure. Work will continue west in the coming days/weeks and this post will be updated with detour plans as needed.
Pufferbelly Trail (North Section): The Pufferbelly Trail North of Carroll Rd. (currently an unpaved nature trail) is closed by Allen County while clearing and construction take place. Please do not cross barricades.
Spy Run Bridge:The below-grade crossing at Spy Run is closed for construction. The east sidewalk is temporarily closed for painting. The west sidewalk has been opened to allow for trail users to pass. Trail users should cross at the intersection of Lafayette St & Superior St.
Water Filtration Plant: A damaged utility has cause the placement of a pump on the trail just west of the water filtration plant. The trail narrows significantly as users pass through the area. The trail remains open. Please use caution.
Landin Road Trail: A section of the Landin Road Trail (east side) is closed for construction north of North River Road. Please utilize the trail on the west side to bypass the area. Contact New Haven Parks (260-749-2212) with questions.
Dupont Road Trail:Repairs are being made to a small section of trail just west of Salomon Farm. As work continues, there may be periods of impassability. Trail users are encouraged to navigate around the closure if possible or utilize the sidewalk on the North side of the street.
Spring Forward on the Trails! Join The City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. and Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP) for a guided bike ride along the Towpath Trail, followed by a guided hike at Eagle Marsh! This event is FREE and open to all ages and experience levels.
Bicyclists will ride 6.5 miles (including a small section of gravel). Immediately following the bike ride, staff from LRWP will lead a short hike through Eagle Marsh. Anyone interested in only the hike should meet at the Eagle Marsh Barn (6801 Engle Rd.) at 1:30 p.m. This hike may include some grassy areas/gravel. Helmets are strongly encouraged for cyclists. Participation is at your own risk. Follow City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Trails, Inc., and LRWP for weather-related updates!
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.
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.
The Rivergreenway Trail is a 26-mile linear park in Fort Wayne and New Haven, Indiana. The system runs 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 system 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.
The City of Fort Wayne is proud to have been names a Runner-Friendly Community by the Road-Runners Club of America. Learn more here.
Only people-powered vehicles are allowed on the trails, including bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc. Learn more by reading the Motor Vehicles Ordinance.
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.
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.
For more information, check out Memorial Tree & Bench Program. Contact Information Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department 705 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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)
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