Fort Benjamin Harrison MTB Loop is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Indianapolis, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. In brief, it's "little Brown County". The trail begins at the Delaware Lake picnic area. Beginners should park at the far west end of the park. A good all around trail and minutes away from downtown. Started by jasonhilt. Rode today and the trails were about as perfect as they could be. Too much effort has been put into building and maintaining these trails to jack them up riding them while they are wet. Probably would make a decent beginner mountain bike trail as well I enjoyed the trail design of the trail. I have had a few close encounters on one of the trails in particular. Michael Hufhand and … So if you were feeling frisky you could double lap it,or go back to the parking lot. Support Us | Sweet trail though. Everywhere was teeming with greenery and flowers, the pollinators were very happy! They didn't overwhelm me and provided a good enough challenge to work on my skills. Normal Topic Hot Topic (More than 15 replies) Very Hot Topic (More than 25 replies) Fort Harrison Mountain Bikers has 1,545 members. Trailforks ranks trails with a combination of user ratings and raw trail usage data from rides. Adams County. An unauthorized trail was constructed in Chinquapin Ridge Nature Preserve. Fort Harrison is a beautiful State Park, whether you go to hike, bike, picnic, or go for the military history, it's a lovely little place to spend an afternoon, a few hours, or a full day. Although the trail is graded and paved, it is not flat. The Fort Golf Course is part of Fort Harrison State Park, with miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. But go ride them! Lawrence Creek Access The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Fort Harrison State Park. Aside from the $12 I had to pay, I was pleasantly surprised by the work that had been done there. MUD. Be careful as well because the trails are multi-use. I'd go there again. Connected to the beginner trail is an intermediate trail that has more elevation gain, skinnier single track, larger obstacles (roots, logs, rocks), and small unavoidable drops that can get the best of you if you are not paying attention. Fort Harrison State Park Distance: 8.2 Miles . Lot of logs on the trail that make it tough for an old-school bike (26'er) to get over. After you cross the road bridge, you'll see a wooden trail bridge that marks the beginning of the Schoen Creek Connector. All trails in here are multi-use one-way trails, but most walkers and joggers get out of the way when they hear a bike coming simply because it is easier for them to step aside. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. The Fort Harrison Mountain Bike Trail system is broken down into three trails ranging from easy to advanced. Beginner and intermediate level trails available, so riders can improve their skills in a safe environment. Fort Harrison Trail Conditions 2019. Fun trail in Indy. IMBA Epics | Southwestway Park Parts of this trail are built into the sides of hills and have pretty good drop-offs. Numerous wooden bridges cross various smalls streams as the trail rolls into small ravines. I hiked the trail on 10/20/19. Fort Harrison is a beautiful State Park, whether you go to hike, bike, picnic, or go for the military history, it's a lovely little place to spend an afternoon, a few hours, or a full day. Climbs are interrupted mild to medium grades. The Shady, Creekside Trail In Indiana You’ll Want To Hike Again And Again. All trail users at Fort Harrison are welcome to use this page to communicate about trails at Fort Harrison State Park. You can get to this trail either by taking the connector off the intermediate trail then turn right on Glenn Rd. The intermediate trail is called Lawrence Creek trail and is connected to the Camp Glen trail and is approx 3.5m long. Fort Harrison State Park is a beautiful oasis near Indiana’s largest city. The natural beauty is just gorgeous. Company   All trails are to be ridden counter clockwise. Fort Harrison Mountain Bikers has 1,545 members. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. As others said, there tends to be hikers on the trail so be weary of them. Both lawrence and Shoen trails seem similar to me. Very hard packed surface makes this trail very fast. About Us | The trail spanned about 1.5 miles. Trail was nice. The ORC is a separate pass for the use of mountain bike trails (with the exception of beginner trails). There is a new hiking trail being built ... by the DNR and the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association is building a hike/mountain bike trail. Allen County Bartholomew County Benton County Blackford County Boone County Brown County Carroll County Cass County. 1080p GoPro video of Schoen Creek loop at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, IN. There are so many creek crossings/ruts/sloppy corners that it isn't even fun to ride. I'm sure there are better trails in the area. Super flow, tight turns, and located on an old Army base! Trails in Fort Harrison State Park - 3 MTB Project is built by riders like you. Fort Harrison State Park is located on the East side of Indianapolis. Cost $7 to entry in the park it’s not free. I'll definitely ride them again next time I'm in town. A short drive to downtown Indianapolis is everything a sports fan could want. Fort Benjamin Harrison MTB Loop is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Indianapolis, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. MUD. MUD. But, if you ride from Schoen to Lawrence Creek it makes for about a 8 mile journey. Lots of bench cut trail, rock work and bridges. Ah, Fort Ben. The only thing to slow you down are the many walkers, hikers and runners on the trail. Everywhere was teeming with greenery and flowers, the pollinators were very happy! Fun ride and a great little park for being close to Indy. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Total time for all three trails is about 1 hour. A previous review said that there was a lot of mud. (or I'd give the trail 4 stars) Not one of the 15+ MTB riders communicated their presence on trail, or gave warning of approaching/ passing. In my opinion one of the best trail systems in or around Indy, and second only to Brown County. Trails are beautiful but poorly marked! According to May My Run, the trail was around 8.3 miles. After passing Delaware Lake, the trail follows the rolling upland above Fall Creek. Fort Harrison State Park is the HMBA's newest mountain bike trail! Great trails, wish they were longer. The two trails together are exactly 8.24 miles or 43,508 feet. Camp Glenn - an easy beginner friendly loop with good lateral and mild vertical elevation changes. Ride these trails. Saw lots of wildlife. You'll climb about 70ft within about half mile of the wooden bridge. Terms | Privacy, Tke the E 56th exit off highway 465 and head east to N Post Rd. The beginner trail is Camp Glen and is an approx 1 mile loop located on the furthest west section of the trail system. This state park includes hiking and running trails for visitors of all abilities, picturesque picnic grounds, a popular sledding hill, horse back riding, a dog park, rigorous mountain biking trails, plus an interactive nature center and military museum. MTB Podcast | I parked at the trail head between the two and started with Shoen and ended on lawrence since it had a little downhill right at the end. Had a blast taking a rip on these trails following a week working at the Indianapolis convention center! 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