Northside Trail


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Northside Trail Facts

States: Indiana
Counties: St. Joseph
Length: 3 miles
Trail end points: E Jefferson Blvd at Howard Park and S Logan St & Northside Blvd
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7221881

Northside Trail Description

The Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail connects the towns of Niles, MI and Mishawaka, IN via. 17 miles of paved multi-use trails, some of which have their own unique identity. The trail also passes different sites like Notre Dame University as well as more than 15 parks and the four downtown areas of Niles and Roseland, MI and South Bend and Mishawaka, IN.

Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail (Michigan Section) | 5.3 miles:

Lasalle Trail | 3.5 miles:

Riverside Trail (IN) | 3.4 miles:

East Bank Trail (IN) | 1.7 miles:

Northside Trail | 3 miles:

South Bend’s Northside Trail closely follows the east bank of the St. Joseph River from Howard Park to the western edge of Mishawaka. Along the way, you’ll have access to Viewing Park and Veterans Memorial Park, offering pleasant places to rest and picnic. The campus of Indiana University South Bend is also located along the route.

Between 26th Street and 27th Street, the trail passes through stone walls originally built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration. At the Northside Trail’s northern end in Howard Park, there is a direct connection to the East Bank Trail, which continues north to the edge of the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Near the north end of the trail, the Northside Trail also connects to the West Bank Walkway via. a pedestrian Bridge over the St. Joseph River.

West Bank Walkway | 0.6 miles:

Parking and Trail Access

Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail (Michigan Section):

Lasalle Trail: 

Riverside Trail (IN): 

East Bank Trail (IN): 

Northside Trail: Trail users can find parking at Governor Joseph Vernon Park, Northside Blvd. at S Notre Dame Ave and Veteran's Memorial Park, near 1441 Northside Blvd.

West Bank Walkway: 

Northside Trail Reviews

Nice Urban Trail

Follows along river and through parks. Connects with other trails but would be nice if there was a way to extend over to Elkhart.

South Bend Northside Trail

Being a local bike trail, I am so fortunate to have this so close to home.
This is one of several bike trails along the St. Joe River which are all connected.

Easy Fun Paved Path

Easy bike path, Just watch for geese. Only point of needing to stop is the light at Ironwood. The Norte Dame canoe teams can be seen all the time on the water. There are covered areas to stop at along the away and benches by the river.

3 mile run with the kids

Trail has great view of the St. Joseph river the whole way with old stone walls lining part of the path. Only problem is it’s prone to flooding so you might have to make a slight detour on your route.


Very nice but watch out for goose poop! LOL!!

Love to down hills on this trail but always remember, what goes down must come up! OR LORT! The ups are a challenge!

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