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Dustin, Johnson and Whitehurst Preserve


 Located 30 minutes north of downtown Fort Wayne. Open from dawn to dusk year-round, this loop trail starts at the Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve. This 1 mile loop trail takes visitors through three nature preserves in the Cedar Creek Corridor.

This loop may be muddy depending on weather conditions, so come prepared! This 88-acre property is part of the largest forested corridor remaining in Allen County, providing critical habitat for wildlife, including river otters and bald eagles. While visiting this protected habitat, please stay on the trail. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leash. Foot traffic only.

The southwest portion of this trail follows a bluff 80 feet over Cedar Creek, one of the only three designated Indiana Natural, Scenic and Recreational Rivers. The trail winds through meadows and woodlands, passing a wetland filled in springtime with horned bladderwort and the call of spring peepers. Restrooms are available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ACRES office located south of the loop trail.