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Recent Trail Reviews

Cardinal Greenway

First ride on the Cardinal Greenway Oct.,2022

December, 2022 by cwiokster

In the last week of October 2022, while heading to N. VA. to attend a hobby
show, I decided to bring along the bike to sample some bike trails along the way.
First stop was Richmond IN, southern terminus of the Cardinal Greenway,
another Rail-Trail Hall of Fame trail [My 4th]. It reminded Me of the Tanglefoot
Trail a bit, due to the rural region, only instead of cotton & soybeans, the crop
is corn. Quite a bit of harvesting going on. Saw lots of Fall foliage as well; a
bonus of riding there during this time of year. [Peak "Leaf Peeping" season].
Oct 24 I rode the stretch from Richmond to Losantville & back [50 miles].
Oct 25 I rode from Losantville to Muncie & back [36 miles]. I ran into some
construction near the Depot Trailhead in Muncie, so cut the ride short there,
as rain also threatened. (A detour was possible, but unsigned; too bad.)
Overall I really enjoyed this trail; very light grades made for an easy peddle.
The route parallels US 35 so trailhead access is easy, with plenty of rest stops,
though only a few have water available, so bring a good supply to start. Will return
to do the northern portion next year.

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail

Bike trail?

November, 2022 by j.disbro

There's about 0.7 of a mile south of town that is great. The rest of the "trails" are just city surface streets declared to be "trails" with no signage to point you in the right direction. Nothing compared to the trail systems available in Goshen up the road.

Wabash River Trail

beautiful river trail

October, 2022 by rogerpedwards

Well maintained asphalt trail with woods and river scenery. Nice Bistro overlooking river in Lagro.

Accordion

Heritage Trail (IN)

picturesque village and wooded trail

September, 2022 by bradtollefson

The trail passes through what the locals call Winona Village which is a small peninsula with a shop lined canal and many picturesque houses. Definitely worth exploring. There's a side trail that takes you up to Grace College. It's a mile long and goes through secluded woods with trail side sculptures. That's a mile long so adds 2 miles. You can circle the lake (i suggest going clock wise so you are always making right turns and don't have to cross traffic). The college detour and circling the lake gives you a 10 mile loop. Detour into downtown for another 2 miles. There are many nice houses along main and center streets. The courthouse and surrounding square is very picturesque.

Heritage Trail (IN)

picturesque village and wooded trail

September, 2022 by bradtollefson

The trail passes through what the locals call Winona Village which is a small peninsula with a shop lined canal and many picturesque houses. Definitely worth exploring. There's a side trail that takes you up to Goshen College. It's a mile long and goes through secluded woods with trail side sculptures. That's a mile long so adds 2 miles. You can circle the lake (i suggest going clock wise so you are always making right turns and don't have to cross traffic). The college detour and circling the lake gives you a 10 mile loop. Detour into downtown for another 2 miles. There are many nice houses along main and center streets. The courthouse and surrounding square is very picturesque.

Syracuse-Wawasee Trail

not really a trail

September, 2022 by bradtollefson

This is not a trail but a random series of plain narrow sidewalks and roads. There are 3 nice bits: on the east side of syracuse lake there's a narrow paved section (not wide enough to pass) , a short flowery stretch north of lake Wawasee near the gulf course and the best bit a boardwalk called the Conklin Bay Trail on the sw side of Lake Wawasee. Unfortunately these bits are less then 10% of the trail.

I don't know what the criteria is for putting trails on TrailLink. There are no markers showing where the trail is. There is nothing natural telling you where to go. There is nothing traily about it. No clue why this is on trail link.

That being said, we ended up doing a figure eight around lake syracuse and lake wawasee which we really enjoyed. That ended up being about 21 miles. State Road 13 is really busy with fast traffic so we avoided that as much as possible. There's a full service bathroom at Lakeview Park across from the Syracuse Community Center.

Erie Trail

Great ride through quiet countryside

September, 2022 by lrs442

Peaceful ride starting at a small town and leading out past railways and farms and over streams. Three busy road crossings, interesting historical and NASA-based planetary sign markers along the route, and a trail mostly to yourself. Would ride again.

Erie Trail

Quiet and Peaceful, but be careful

September, 2022 by dalenagel

The trail is paved, straight and level. Much of it is shaded by trees (great on a hot sunny day), but can leave debris on the path. We saw a deer and wild turkeys along the way and very few other riders. We started at the trailhead in North Judson. There’s only 3 or 4 parking spots, but there was only one other car there on a sunny Saturday morning . You may want to start 1 mile east where there is more parking and picnic tables (look for the giant bicycle sculpture). The trail ends at 11 miles. There’s a bench to take a break or you could lake local roads around Bass Lake. Turn around and head back another 11 miles, 22 miles total. Be careful, there are several sections where the pavement has settled and is falling away and in need of repair.

Nickel Plate Trail

Rochester to Peru

September, 2022 by ccongdon70

A nice trail and a fun ride. It could use bathrooms in more locations, better trimming along the trail, trail surface repair is also needed in some areas. The numerous cross streets with unusual angles and number of streets need better trimming for visibility.

Wabash River Trail

Beautiful Trail with Lovely Bridges

August, 2022 by ebhostetler

We began at the Hill St. Trailhead and rode into Lagro, then back to the west end of Wabash. There were rest rooms at three areas of Wabash (not Hill St.) and in Lagro. It was a good mixture of terrains and scenery, with the Wabash town being prettiest. The next time we will not go up the hill and into Lagro: we had to push our bikes up the hill, and we didn't like the .6 mile gap on shared road into Lagro.

Rivergreenway

favorite indiana trail system

August, 2022 by bradtollefson

We parked at East Winney park which allowed us to return to our car between doing branches of the trail. There are no bathrooms there, but there are plenty full service restrooms along the trail. We did the entire trail and adding in the side parks you can optionally do and a brief detour for lunch we ended up with 75 miles. I think if you stuck to the trails themselves you'd be looking at around 50-55 miles. Our favorite path was the one going east to New Haven as that path is the most secluded and follows the river which is visible for most of the way. What is particularly nice is that these are not straight boring rail trails through corn fields. There is a lot of variety and distractions along the way. There are a few short bits in town that are a bit trafficy but they're quickly forgotton as most of the ride is along the river and through parks.

Industrial Heritage Trail

Beautiful, new-ish trail…not so good surroundings

August, 2022 by jcorbat

We traveled from NW Indy to ride the IHT. The trail itself was pretty spectacular…all asphalt, concrete, or brick…smooth, easy to navigate, and lots of lights (for evening use). However, we also noticed cameras on every 4th pole (give or take). Not sure if the cameras are functional or just for show. If functional, one wonders if the area is so unsafe that cameras were needed. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the trail was desolate…maybe we passed two~three people along the entire route. As we rode along the trail, we traveled through quite a bit of urban and industrial blight…abandoned factories, neglected/run-down houses, and sketchy trailer parks. A highlight of the trip…we parked at the courthouse on Main St and visited Mo Joe coffee shop. Really cute/comfy place to chill for a bit. Net-net…we won’t return to the IHT. The trail itself is great, the environment…another story.

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