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.

 

Date Starting Location  Distance

4/30/2024

&

4/30/2024

Special Combined Trek & Tread the Trails Event!

Promenade Park : 202 W. Superior Street

Optional after-party to follow. 

8.2 Miles

&

1 Mile/5k

5/7/2024

Fellowship Missionary Church : 2536 E Tillman Rd. 

*Park at back of lot*

7.2 Miles

5/14/2024 

5/16/2024

Buckner Park : 6114 Bass Rd.

7.2 Miles 

1 Mile/5k

5/21/24

Kreager Park : 7225 N. River Rd. 

*Meet Near Tennis Courts*

7.5 Miles

5/28/24

5/30/24

Shoaff Park : 6401 St. Joe Rd., Conklin Pavilion (turn left at entrance)

7.3 Miles

1 Mile/5k

6/4/24 Covington Elementary School : 2430 W Hamilton Rd. S 7.3 Miles

6/11/24

6/13/24

Cookie Cottage : 620 W Washington Center Rd. 

*Park behind building*

8.1 Miles

1 Mile/5k

6/18/24 Jefferson Middle School : 5303 Wheelock Rd. 9.1 Miles

6/25/24

6/27/24

Indian Trails Park 

*Meet South of Playground*

7.7 Miles

1 Mile/5k

7/2/24 Haley Elementary School : 2201 Maplecrest Rd 7.6 Miles

7/9/24

7/11/24

Engle Road Towpath Trailhead : 7171 Engle Rd. 

*Additional parking available east of trailhead & along gravel service road*

7.7 Miles

1 Miles/5k

7/16/24

PFW : 2101 E Coliseum Blvd.

*Park in Lot 10, east of Venderly Family Bridge*

6.5 Miles

7/23/24

7/25/24

Turnstone : 3220 N Clinton St. 

*Meet at Lot C*

8.4 Miles

1 Mile/5k

7/30/24  Deer Ridge Elementary School : 1515 S Scott Rd. 8.2 Miles

8/6/24

8/8/24

Moser Park : 601 W main St., New Haven

*Meet near baseball diamonds*

7.5 Miles

1 Mile/5k

8/13/24 Renaissance Pointe YMCA : 2323 Bowser Ave. 6.3 Miles

8/20/24

8/22/24

Stillwater Hospice : 5910 Homestead Rd

*Park near Peggy Murphy Community Grief Center*

9.2 Miles

1 Mile/5k

8/27/24

Pathway Church : 1010 Carroll Rd

*Park near playground*

11 Miles

9/3/24

9/5/24

 Rockhill Park : 1500 Catalpa St.

8.7 Miles

1 Mile/5k

9/10/24

 Parkview Family YMCA : 10001 Dawson's Creek Blvd

*Park in southern parking lot behind playground*

7.8 Miles

9/17/24

9/19/24

 Coliseum Blvd. Trailhead :742 N. Coliseum Blvd

7.07 Miles

1 Mile/5k

9/24/24

@ 7PM

 Foster Park : 3902 Old Mill Rd

*Special 7pm start time, please bring front white light & red rear light/reflector*

*Meet near tennis courts*

7.8 Miles

 

 


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!

2023 Trail Counts

 

Please note: Some trail counts contain averages due to temporary counter failures. 

 


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How are the Trails growing?

Learn more about current projects involving trails within the Greater Fort Wayne area MAY PROGRESS STATUS REPORT2024 PROGRESS STATUS MAP


 

Want to help the trails expand even more? Do so while you drive! 

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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.

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The Rivergreenway is open from 6 am -11 pm daily for your enjoyment. For additional information about any trail events or general inquiries, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

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