Wilbur Wright Trail


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Wilbur Wright Trail Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: Henry
Length: 3.1 miles
Trail end points: N Hillsboro Road, north of E County Road 150 N and Henry County YMCA
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7937372

Wilbur Wright Trail Description

Wilbur Wright Trail will one day extend from New Castle (in Henry County) to Losantville (in Randolph County), where it will connect to the Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana. The route will primarily follow the former Pennsylvania Railroad through picturesque farmland. The multi-use, paved trail is named after Henry County native and famed aviator Wilbur Wright.

Construction will be in five phases; the first opened in September 2013 and the second opened in 2017. Currently, the paved trail spans 3.1 miles in New Castle and is the city's first trail. It connects the recreational amenities of the Wilbur Wright Fish & Wildlife Area at its northern end and the Henry County YMCA at its southern end.

Parking and Trail Access

On the trail's northern end, parking is available in the Wilbur Wright Fish and Wildlife Area (2239 N State Road 103).

On its southern end, parking is available at the Henry County YMCA (300 Wittenbreaker Avenue).

Wilbur Wright Trail Reviews

Beautiful, well kept

I enjoy this trail, it’s a hidden gem! It’s more challenging than the Pennsy trail in Greenfield with more inclines and curves.
Both ends of the trail provide ample parking, however I prefer the trail head entrance on the road behind the hospital as it is a more scenic route to explore.

New section open!

This is a great short trail. I take my grandsons there often. The next section of trail is now open, adding about 1 mile to the length heading northeast.

Excellent for walking or biking

I use this trail often and enjoy watching the seasons change along the trail. It is paved and well maintained, and the scenery is quite nice. It's a very family friendly trail, and I've encountered many parents pushing strollers and people walking their dogs. There are plenty of benches along the trail, so even those people just starting a walking or biking regimen have the chance to rest.

Wilbur Wright Trail

Great views and some elevation change.

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