The North Judson Erie Trail occupies the right-of-way of the former JK Line Railroad, running 9 miles from downtown North Judson southeast to and U.S. 35 near Bass Lake. Eventually, the trail will extend another 7 miles to Monterey where it will link with that town's Monterey Erie Trail.
The trail passes through a landscape of hardwood forest, sand prairies and wetlands, far enough away from major roads and developments that it provides for peaceful explorations. You may encounter wildlife along the trail, including turkeys, deer, waterfowl and other birds.
Parking and Trail Access
You can park in North Judson along Main Street (the trail's northern end) and at the intersection of Hwy 10 and County Rd 250 West.
Great trail... the locals are lucky to have it
I live in South Bend , however I have not found any paved trails in the area and quite frankly had gone as far as Grand Rapids where I did the Musketawa Trail (which I absolutely love). After an internet search I found this one and it was worth the drive.... ...
Great Weekend Ride
The Erie Trail is not far from home for me so my son and I decided to give it a try this past weekend. Just getting introduced to the Rails to Trails experience we were thrilled with the opportunity to ride without worrying about automobile traffic. We ...
North Judson Erie Trail
My wife and I walked the trail on June 13, 2012. Contrary to a previous review we did not find any picnic table along the trail. We purposely packed a picnic lunch so that we could stop and rest and enjoy lunch at the picnic table ..... Maybe somebody ...