DeKalb County Trail

Indiana

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DeKalb County Trail Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: De Kalb
Length: 4 miles
Trail end points: Morning Star Rd. at Greenhurst Country Club (Auburn) and Wayne St. at Cedar St. (Waterloo City Limits)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015705

DeKalb County Trail Description

The DeKalb County Trail was constructed in 1976 and is called Indiana's first rail-trail. It runs between Morning Star Rd. at the Greenhurst Country Club in Auburn and Cedar Street along Wayne Street at the southern limits of Waterloo. The trail parallels County Road 427 (west side) between the two towns, coursing through farmland and scattered homes.

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DeKalb County Trail Reviews

A Bumpy Sidewalk for Local Commuters

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Do not go out of your way to ride this one. No Trailhead on the north end. The trail runs directly next to a busy State Road, and it is one of the bumpiest sidewalks I have ever been on! Parked at the south end where there happens to be a golf course turned into a city park. THAT was a peaceful, beautiful and quick ride. However, some of the paths in the park dead end because of bridges being out. Better than the actual trail though!

4 mile sidewalk

s

very disappointed. narrow and bumpy.

Have to be honest, this trail needs help!

s

I recently started riding bike for exercise and have had some great riding experiences. Today, I decided to ride from my home in Auburn, Indiana to Waterloo and use the DeKalb county Trail.

While I appreciate the fact there is off-road access for cyclists, I was dismayed at the beginning of the trail in Auburn and the section that is east of DeKalb High School.

This section is poorly maintained if at all and is treacherous for riders. If you are riding with someone, you are putting you and your friends at risk by riding this section.

Northbound, I chose to ride on the shoulder of 427, but southbound was another story and I was (and am) appalled at the condition of this trail.

What entity is supposed to care for this? Waterloo City, Auburn City, DeKalb County? or is there another group? How much red tape would have to be cut to get something done to fix this up? Could it be a United Way Day of Caring project or is the scope too wide for this?

Please help! I really want to continue riding but this portion almost makes it prohibitive to ride this trail!

Please contact me at my email if you can answer some of these questions or you may contact me through the Waterloo Library.

Thank you,
Bobbie Lee

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