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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +339/377 ft
Total: 23 riders
 

Mountain Biking France Park

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#85 of 98 mountain bike trails in Indiana
#11760 in the world

A mixture of fire roads and some rolling singletrack exist here. With the exception of a couple short singletrack sections, nothing too technical. Also has some rocky trail alongside an old rock quarry.

First added by TMac on May 3, 2020. Last updated May 3, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
From Logansport, go west on US 24 four miles past US 35. France Park is on the south (left) side. After coming in the gate, go right toward the beach area.
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  • bboehman
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    Only rode this park a few times mainly during DINO events several years ago, and good thing there was a set course to know where to go. There were a couple of cool spots to ride on the loop but unless they have put work in them recently it isn't worth a drive.

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  • Cassidy
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    I did not have a good time here. Maybe I just wasn't in the right place, but these aren't biking trails at all, really just walking paths open to bikes.
    It's a cool park with an interesting history and some cool features (you can go scuba diving, for instance), but not much good for real mountain biking.

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  • tellee
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    I wouldn't call these biking trails. They more resemble areas that that have been walked on often enough to create the semblance of a path. Biggest waste of gas, effort, and time. France park should be removed from every mountain bike trail guide in existence. Whoever put this up as a mountain bike trail was obviously having a laugh. The only thing I took from this place was a headache, anger, and the resolve to make sure nobody else makes the mistake I did by going to France park.

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  • Brad price
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    For the most part this is true. But I was there this weekend and they have cleaned the trails up. Also spoke with the park board of members and they say that they are not having the ATV racers back out. They were to come back and fix the trails and they did not. All in all the best trails were not touched.

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  • Brad price
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    Nice trails. there is something for everyone here from expert to beginner.

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  • treky92
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    Nothing seems to have changed in the last four years here according to the review in 2008. There are a few fun sections but there are no markings and the trail maps are horrible. It is more of exploring than riding a normal trail. On the bright side there are a some tremendous views if you ride up on the cliffs around the lake.

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  • bhamilton
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    I did not spend a lot of time here, but their were a couple of nice downhill sections and technical sections. Only problem is you find yourself on an easy trail or fireroad because the trails are not marked well. Overall I had a great time out there. 3 stars because the trails are not marked well.

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  • TMac
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    Rode the upcoming DINO Race course here an interesting mixture of short but steep climbs, creek crossings, big ring fire roads, rolling singletrack, and rocky doubletrack. Not technical enough to give it a higher rating, but not bad. Trail markers are missing on most trails, but maps are sprinkled throughout - easy to get confused.

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