South Adams Trail


0 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

South Adams Trail Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: Adams
Length: 2.3 miles
Trail end points: W 850 S and Rainbow Rd. + North Dr
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 13621429


This trail does not have any photos yet.
Be the first to add one!

Upload Photo

South Adams Trail Description


The South Adams Trail, sometimes refered to as the Berne-Geneva Trail carries trail users for just over two miles. The trail one day aims to connect the towns of Berne and Geneva just south of Fort Wayne. 

Trail History

The South Adams Trail was built along the route of the former Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad. This line was a passenger railroad that connects passengers to Mackinaw City, MI and Cinncinati, OH through Indiana. It was active begins after the civil war but was abandoned in 1967. 

Many historic pieces of this railroad still remain. An old railroad bridge, constructed by Carnegie Steel in1897 still carries trail users to this day. At the southern end of the trail, the Ceylon Covered Bridge, constructed in 1860 is a scenic spot and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

About the Route

Starting at the trail's northern endpoint at W 850 S, the trail heads south and crosses over the Wabash River via. an impressive restore railroad bridge. After about 0.5 miles, a spur trail heads east near the Snow Cemetery, where the original European settlers of the area are buried. 

This spurs meanders east for almost one mile and switches from asphalt to dirt surface near the eastern trailhead. Here's where trail users can find the historic Claycomb Covered Bridge.

The rest of the main route continues south for about another mile before reaching an abrupt end near North Dr and Rainbow Rd.

Parking and Trail Access

There is parking near the trail's eastern endpoint near the Claycomb Covered Bridge, at 9484-9486 County Rd 950 S. 

Additional Parking can be found at 905 Rainbow Rd. 

See TrailLink Map for detailed directions.


Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple


Your account has been deleted.