BRING YOUR BIKE, EXPLORE OUR TRAILS!!
Fort Wayne and Allen County offers over 100 miles of biking, hiking, and even kayaking trails. Our network of trails offers safe, fun places to get outdoors with the family - and our trails connect you to our parks, attractions, downtown and more!
We've designed some family fun rides for you below -- to design your own, feel free to use our imap system.
Downtown/City-View Ride - 4.5 miles round trip
Downtown Fort Wayne Park at E. Swinney Park and take the St. Marys Pathway northeast to access downtown. Restrooms and a drinking fountain are available at Lawton Park. After passing under Harrison Street, you will climb a small hill. Near the top of the hill is a bench facing the river and downtown Fort Wayne. This is a great view of the cityscape of downtown Fort Wayne. While downtown, you will want to stop at Riverfront Fort Wayne's new Promenade Park -- featuring water play, a treetop canopy trail, accessible playground, and much more. This could also be paired with a visit to Science Central, The Museum of Art, The Old Fort and lunch at Coney Island. All are located downtown just minutes from this trail. View Trail Map
Family Rides to Splash Pads
Shoaff Park - 2 Mile Loop
Northeast Fort Wayne Park at Shoaff Park and ride the almost 2 mile loop around the perimeter of the park. Cool off at the splash pad on the northeast side (back side) of the park. There is a hill on the north side of the park that might prove challenging for some but it is short and sweet. Enjoy all that Shoaff Park has to offer: splash pad, golf, Frisbee/disc golf, pavilion, playground, basketball, tennis and boating, open areas for football, soccer or simply flying a kite. Restrooms and water fountains are located near the splash pad. Extend this route with a trek to or from Johnny Appleseed Park, which adds 3 miles. View Trail Map
Coliseum Blvd Trail Spur to Taylor's Dream Playground at Kreager Park - 7 miles round trip
Near Northeast Fort Wayne Park at Daryl B Cobin Memorial Park near 724 N. Coliseum Blvd and follow the trail spur to the Maumee Pathway. Head east on the trail to the North River Road Trailhead. Continue to follow the trail east past the N. River Rd parking lot to the trail spur to Kreager Park which is home to Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground. Follow the trail northeast to the playground. Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground has restrooms, a drinking fountain, and picnic areas. Kreager Park has walking trails, softball diamonds and soccer fields. The ride from Coliseum Blvd. is relatively flat with a few gradual inclines. This section of trail is prone to flooding so make sure that it is open before planning your trip. Extend your ride to New Haven's Moser Park -- another great park to discover! View Trail Map
Family Rides Parks
Towpath Trail to Rockhill Park - 6 to 8.5 miles round trip
Southwest Fort Wayne Start at the Engle Rd Trailhead (1 block south of the intersection of Engle and Jefferson). Follow the trail northeast to Rockhill Park. This is a very flat bicycle ride with only a few but very slight elevation gains. If 8.5 miles seems too daunting, consider starting your ride at the trailhead on Glendale Rd at Smith Rd (located southwest of Canterbury School) to reduce your round trip to 6 miles. There are restrooms and a drinking fountain available at Rockhill Park. Rockhill Park is also equipped with a basketball court, baseball field, small playground and picnic tables. View Trail Map
Foster Park to Tillman Park - 6 or 8 miles round trip
South Fort Wayne Start at the north side of Foster Park. Follow the St. Marys Pathway south to Tillman Park. This is a relatively flat route with only a few slight elevation gains. If 8 miles seems too challenging, you can always park near the baseball diamonds on the south side of Foster Park in order to reduce your round trip mileage to 6 miles. There are restrooms and drinking fountains in both Foster Park and Tillman Park. Foster Park is also equipped with a large playground, tennis courts, an award winning flower garden, baseball diamonds, golf course and pavilion. Tillman Park is equipped with a small playground, tennis courts, softball diamonds and green space. On your return, why not cool off with a visit to the 07 Pub or Hall's Original Drive-In? Both are located just north of Foster Park. View Trail Map
Deer Ridge Elementary 6 or 10 or 12 mile round trip
Southwest Fort Wayne Choose your own adventure! Park at Deer Ridge Elementary (just south of the Illinois Rd./Scott Rd. intersection) and explore the trails in Southwest Fort Wayne. For those who are just gaining their cycling legs, start with the 6 mile loop by following Scott Rd north to Illinois Rd east to Dell Cove Dr south to Ridge Noll Dr. east to S. Hadley Rd south to Inverness Lakes Dr west to Ladue Ln south to Covington Rd west to Scott Rd and south back to the Deer Ridge parking lot. There are restrooms and a drinking fountain at the fire station on the corner of Covington/Scott which is about 5 miles into the 6 mile ride. A third option allows for a trip further into the country to West Hamilton Road. View Trail Map
From the Fieldhouse to Franke Park 3 mile round trip
Guests of the SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse and SportONE Parkview Icehouse will enjoy a quick trip to Franke Park – home of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Franke Park attractions and trails, and more. This 1.5 mile route offers a quick excursion, or fun way to travel between the two attractions. View Trail Map
Salomon Farm Excursion 8 mile round trip
Salomon Farm offers families an opportunity to explore a working farm in an urban setting. After exploring the Salomon Farm trail loop, take the Pufferbelly trail south to find a sweet treat waiting at Cookie Cottage! They offer enough refreshment to make the 4 mile return trip home! View Trail Map
Adventure along one of Fort Wayne’s three rivers: the St. Marys, the St. Joseph, and the Maumee to enjoy Fort Wayne from the water!
To experience the Fort Wayne rivers by boat, canoes, single or double kayaks, or standing paddleboard, check out our additional water trail routes here.