ROBINSON PARK - TRAIL

ROBINSON PARK - Trail, Fort Wayne, Indiana

15+ MILES OF INTEMEDIATE TO ADVANCED SINGLE TRACKS AND A DOUBLE TRACK. TRAILS ARE IN DENSE WOODS THAT RUN ALONG THE RIVER.

User Reviews (9)

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andrewdewey   Cross Country Rider [Apr 28, 2008]

I'm sure most of you could figure this out due to lack of any recent posts, but this trail is CLOSED. It was a trail made by local residents who have now closed it off. Any riding that has been done here in recent years has been illegal.

Franke Park is the only open, organized trail system in Fort Wayne

Similar Products Used: Franke Park
Morches Park - Columbia City
Winona Lake - Warsaw
Huntington Reservoir
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1
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1
travis   Cross Country Rider [Dec 11, 2003]

This trail is great. unfortunatly it is not legal to ride here. The starting portion of this ride is now fenced off. if you can avoid the fence this is some great riding. this trail flows along the river and has some great rolling climbs and technical sections. When i rode this trail i started at the seminary and followed the trail till it met up with the river. Follow the river as far as you want to go. without doubling back i did about 7 miles along the river till it got dark. The trail appeared like it continues out toward grabil and beyond

Customer Service

go to seminary and follow the soccer fields till you reach the high power lines. hang a left and follow the lines till you see the river. then follow the river as far as you want.

Similar Products Used: franke
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4
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2
OWEN   [Aug 04, 2000]

MANY GREAT SINGLE TRACKS AND ONE DOUBLE TRACK. THIS IS A VAST WOODED AREA FULL OF INTERMEDIATE TO TECHINCAL SINGLE TRACKS. IT IS EASY TO GET LOST IF YOUR A FIRST TIMER. SOME GOOD LOG CROSSINGS, CLIMBS AND GREAT DROP OFFS. THERE IS A CULVERT OR DRAINAGE PIPE CROSSING THAT LEAVES LITTLE ROOM FOR ERROR. ON NORTHSIDE OF THE TRAILS THERE IS AN AREA OF SOME TECHNICAL DROP OFFS THAT LEAVE YOU HANGING ON. THIS IS THE BEST MTB RIDING THAT I HAVE FOUND IN THE FT. WAYNE AREA. TRAIL CONDITIONS ARE FAST WITH SOME MUDDY AREAS.

Customer Service

THERE ARE MANY SINGLE TRACKS WHICH YOUR CAN RIDE IN EITHER DIRECTION.

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4
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Bryan   [Sep 09, 2000]

The directions and trail review given in the original review are a little inaccurate. I've edited one sentence of the diections to elliminate the error and several items in the description. My changes are in lowercase and additions are in parentheses.

GO south TO THE CONCORDIA SEMINARY ENTRANCE WHICH IS ON THE left. GO TO FURTHEST PARKING LOT (keep turning left once you've entered the seminary property. Be cool, they don't have to let us use their property to get to the trail)BY THE SOCCER FIELDS. THE TRAIL STARTS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE FIELDS (ride past the soccer fields and you'll see a break in the weeds going into a little ravine. Cross the ravine and turn left. You'll find the singletrack in about 1/2 mile) . AT TRAILHEAD GO NORTH.

15+ (I'd say it's more like 8 miles if you ride every one of the single tracks. Find a loop you like and it'll be about 4 miles with some retracing of the trail.)MILES OF INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED SINGLE TRACKS AND A DOUBLE TRACK. TRAILS ARE IN DENSE WOODS THAT RUN ALONG THE RIVER.

It's a somewhat short loop, but by FAR the sweetest trail we've got in the Fort Wayne area. Please respect Concordia's property so we don't lose it!

My 4star rating for this trail is relative to the offerings within an hour drive from Fort Wayne, otherwise I'd give it a 3.

Customer Service

It'll take you a couple rides to find a favorite loop or two. Keep at it though, it's worth it.

Similar Products Used: Huntington Resevior (Huntington, IN), Patowatomi trail (Michigan), and Franke Park (Fort Wayne, IN)
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4
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Tom   [Oct 02, 2000]

Lots of single and double loops. Nothing in the way of BIG hills however you can build up a little speed. I don't know if any one else knows but there was a rope swing over the river about halfway down the trail. You've got to look for it, I don't remember the lacation in enough detail to give directions. I'll follow up on it sometime this week. ALSO Please watch out for runners and be courteous. Several are CC teams use this trail for practice. I must say this is a decent trail -- one of the better ones in Ft. Wayne. THIS IS INTERMEDIATE. I don't recommend this for folks not yet comfortable with decent sized ruts or anyone new to clipless and using them.
P.S. I'm now in Lafayette and thats why I can't honestly say I'm on this trail more than I did.

Customer Service

Find your own favorite due to the sheer amount of possible loops. Make sure to turn left at entrance or you will only go about 500M and then have to turn around.

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3
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smitty   [Apr 11, 2001]

YOU NOW WILL BE ARRESTED FOR RIDING AT ROBINSON. THE POLICE ARE NOW PATROLING IT, DUE TO THE LAND OWNERS REQUEST. THERE ARE NO TRESPASSING SIGNS POSTED.

Customer Service

YOU NOW WILL BE ARRESTED FOR RIDING AT ROBINSON. THE POLICE ARE NOW PATROLING IT, DUE TO THE LAND OWNERS REQUEST. THERE ARE NO TRESPASSING SIGNS POSTED.

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1
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DUDE   [Jun 25, 2001]

It's been raining every few days or so the trails hold a lot of water for awhile after it rains. There are a lot of trees down on some of the trails closer to Concordia Seminary after the tornado went threw there.

Customer Service

The Directions given will get you there. I have rode it a few times this year I live close by and see people riding the trail a lot. I was riding Franke Park and talked to a cop out here and he said they where stopping the motorcycles from riding Robinson because of the noise and the houses near by.

Similar Products Used: Franke Park I ride there a few times a week, do the {Christmas tree trails}
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4
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Toby   [Jun 25, 2001]

Great trail if you like endless single tracks. There are many loops to ride, for all riding abilities, from beginner to advanced. We had no problems with the NO TRESPASSING zones, you can easily avoid them. Some good elevation changes along the powerlines, but for the most part a lot of single track. Great place for a longer ride.

Customer Service

Go to the soccer fields at the Concordia Seminary gounds, ride past the fields to the river, go left not right.

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4
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MO   [Sep 26, 2002]

Just started riding and loved all of it. The long rutted downhill run through the thick woods SE of the clubhouse is sweet. Some sandy spots to avoid while your flying and low brush keep you on your toes. At the bottom of the run there are many trails to try, most all cross the main double. Good drops and climbs if your looking for them. North of the clubhouse isn't as developed. This makes for some rougher terrain. Alot of erosion wash-outs and exploration possible with two deep ravines for fun. As far as a review goes my opinion won't matter much, in that Franke is the only other that I've done.

Customer Service

Easier access is from the housing addition North Point Woods. This puts you in the mid-way point of most of the trails so you can go either way for fun. Park at the clubhouse and ride towards the river. The trail isn't hard to find. New home construction is threatening areas of the trail south.

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