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:
Veterans Memorial Bridge: The trails at the northeast corner of the Veterans Memorial bridge are being reconstructed. Work is expected to be completed by 9/30. The Water Filtration Plant closure is not related to this project.
St.Joe Pathway:A short distance of the Rivergreenway will be temporarily closed along Spy Run Extended near Dunnwood Dr. for construction of a new ramp. Please use the grass shoulder or roadway to circumnavigate.
Maumee Pathway (New Haven): The boardwalk(s) between Landin Road Bridge and Rose Avenue are closed for repairs. Trail users should utilize the Landin Road trail (west side) to bypass the area.
Maplecrest Rd Trail: Construction on E State Blvd near Georgetown has complicated crossing E State. Please use caution in the area.
Yarnelle Trail (W Jefferson Blvd.): A small section of trail has been removed for utility work along W Jefferson Blvd. near the intersection with Main St. Please use nearby parking lots to circumnavigate.
Hanna St. Trail: Restoration work is being done on the trail along the 2400 block Hanna Street.
Beginning June 5th, the St.Joseph Pathway will close at the Water Filtration Plant. Trail users should use the St.Joseph Boulevard Pathway (east side of river) to navigate around the closure. Detour signage is posted.
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.
Please see this map for guidance around these projects, if 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.
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.
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 blueare for walkers/runners/wheelchairs ONLY.
9/26 @ 7PM (Includes Tread the Trails)
N. River Rd. Trailhead (Night Ride/Walk/Run)
8.5 mi / 5k
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 2022, 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 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