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:
Tree Work:Beginning February 23rd, a tree contractor will begin working on various trails, including the Pufferbelly Trail, the Fishing Line Trail, Beckett's Run, and the Maumee Pathway. Trail users are advised to use extreme caution if they encounter crews and pass only when workers confirm that it is safe to do so.
Maumee Pathway:On Monday, February 26th, contractors will be doing drilling work directly next to the trail west of Maplecrest Rd. The trail will be closed to through traffic for the day. Utility work is taking place west of Maplecrest Rd. Ramps and platforms are present on the trail which may cause challenges for some users. Please use caution in the area. This utility project will cause intermittent closures. Please obey all workers/signage in the area.
St.Marys Pathway: Beginning January 8th, a bridge project at Lower Huntington Road has closed the trail. This project is expected to last until July.Suggested detours are shown in this map.
Rivergreenway Closures near Downtown Fort Wayne:
Riverfront Development (Phase 2) has caused the closure of the St.Marys Pathway between Clinton and Harrison Streets, with a further closure between the Historic Wells Street Bridge and Ewing St. occuring in the near future. This will be in effect through 2024.
The pedestrian bridge just South of Lawton Park is closed 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.
The above closures/detours can be seen on this map.
Maplecrest Rd Trail: Construction near Georgetown has disabled pedestrian push buttons at E State Blvd and Maplecrest Rd. Trails users can cross E State Blvd with traffic and are advised to use caution.
Foster Park Area:
Construction continues at the north end of Foster Park near where the Rivergreenway exits the Park area. Please use caution in the area.
A Utilities project has started that affects the trail near Hartman Road. Hartman road has turned into a temporary one-way to allow for pedestrians to use the southbound lane freely.
Spring Forward on the Trails! Join The City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. and Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP) for a 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!
2024 Trek/Tread the Trails
Meet 6:00 P.M., Depart 6:10 P.M.
Find fitness, fun, and new friends on the trails! The City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. offer free, family-friendly trail exploration events where you can get to know the 140+ miles of trails within the Greater Fort Wayne Trail Network! Starting locations vary, and all skill levels are welcome. Individuals are responsible for their own safety at all Trail events.
Trek the Trails: These guided group bicycle rides take place every Tuesday. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Ride lengths vary – maps will be released day-of on the Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. Facebook page. Participants should come prepared with water. Trek the Trails dates (Bicyclists ONLY) are listed below in blue.
Tread The Trails: Fort Wayne Running Club and the City of New Haven have joined the City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. to provide guided 1 mile & 5k walks/runs beginning at different locations throughout the area! All speeds and ability levels are encouraged to attend, including those with mobility devices. Tread the Trails events take place every other Thursday. Tread the Trails dates (Walkers, Runners, Mobility Device Users ONLY) are listed below in purple.
For more information about either program, call the City of Fort Wayne Greenways at 260-427-6228 or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 260-969-0079. Follow Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, Fort Wayne Trails, Inc., and Fort Wayne Running Club for weather-related updates.
Special Combined Trek & Tread the Trails Event!
Promenade Park : 202 W. Superior Street
Optional after-party to follow.
Fellowship Missionary Church : 2536 E Tillman Rd.
*Park at back of lot*
Buckner Park : 6114 Bass Rd.
Kreager Park : 7225 N. River Rd.
*Meet Near Tennis Courts*
Shoaff Park : 6401 St. Joe Rd., Conklin Pavilion (turn left at entrance)
Covington Elementary School : 2430 W Hamilton Rd. S
Cookie Cottage : 620 W Washington Center Rd.
*Park behind building*
Jefferson Middle School : 5303 Wheelock Rd.
Indian Trails Park
*Meet South of Playground*
Haley Elementary School : 2201 Maplecrest Rd
Engle Road Towpath Trailhead : 7171 Engle Rd.
*Additional parking available east of trailhead & along gravel service road*
PFW : 2101 E Coliseum Blvd.
*Park in Lot 10, east of Venderly Family Bridge*
Turnstone : 3220 N Clinton St.
*Meet at Lot C*
Deer Ridge Elementary School : 1515 S Scott Rd.
Moser Park : 601 W main St., New Haven
*Meet near baseball diamonds*
Renaissance Pointe YMCA : 2323 Bowser Ave.
Stillwater Hospice : 5910 Homestead Rd
*Park near Peggy Murphy Community Grief Center*
Pathway Church : 1010 Carroll Rd
*Park near playground*
Rockhill Park : 1500 Catalpa St.
Parkview Family YMCA : 10001 Dawson's Creek Blvd
*Park in southern parking lot behind playground*
Coliseum Blvd. Trailhead :742 N. Coliseum Blvd
Foster Park : 3902 Old Mill Rd
*Special 7pm start time, please bring front white light & red rear light/reflector*
*Meet near tennis courts*
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 2023, 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 end 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 Trails 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