Potato Creek State Park

4.10 out of 5
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↑ 500 ft
↓ 500 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Once parked at the public beach take the street road right then its the 1st gravel/dirt trail on the left. Once on this trail (its like a hybrid allows bikes and walking) not even a quarter mile down you will see a little sign on the right of the gravel trail that is the trailhead.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (20)


June 27, 2019
Review: I really appreciate having the Potato Creek trail in Northern Indiana. This is a great place for beginners to intermediate riders. Beginners will get a taste of many typical MTB trail features including a few dips, minor rock gardens as well as a couple tougher climbs. Intermediate riders will find they can achieve some decent flow out here if they hit enough speed to carry up the small climbs. This trail system is surrounded by restored wetlands so when our weather is wet in the area, expect a few areas to retain water. If there has been a lot of rain leading in to your intended ride do check trail conditions before heading out and consider another trail which drains better. NIMBA's facebook page usually contains helpful updates on trail conditions and they have a weekly ride here.


October 22, 2017
Review: Not much to say had more fun behind my house cost too much to get into Park for that ride

Bunny Hop

June 12, 2017
Review: One of the fastest trails in Indiana i have ridden. Well maintained trail with excellent camping at the park. Ridden at least a dozen times and have never seen more than 3 people on it. Not technical at all, but fun if you like to ride fast.

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March 13, 2017
johnrodino Gramcounter  
Review: This is only the third mtb trail I have ridden but it had a few technical challenges I have never encountered before. It is the most difficult beginner trail I have ridden to date. It was harder for me than the intermediate trails at Franke Park and Bonneyville Mill.


January 25, 2017
Review: The other reviews cover the ride quality well, some other logistical items: The singletracks app directions feature take you to the wrong side of the park. So follow your way to the beach, park at the nature center of the beach is closed. Parking is free M-F in the a.m. but otherwise there is a per vehicle charge (Michigan parks do that too, Ohio state parks are usually free). The trail drains pretty well. There had been recent rains, so I was ready to not ride if trails were soft. I brought my fat bike to give me the best chance. I found conditions good enough even for normal bikes in most spots. So that was great.

Granny Gear

August 7, 2016
GerardoG Granny Gear  
Review: Wow!!! What a trail, all 7.2 miles are perfect and fun. My 9 year old daughter had her best mountain bike ride so far. I would recommend tho trail to anyone that wants to have fun and get their kids going on a mountain bike. Whoever maintains the trail does a fantastic job, much appreciated.


July 5, 2016
Review: This is a great track for beginners, there are not a lot of jumps and there are not a lot of technical sections but there are enough to keep it fun. They recently put a lot of sand out on the track and in the corners so you can loose a lot of speed going into a corner or slide out a bit more then you were ready for. All and all i like this track a lot as its one of the few i can ride with my wife, she is not as much of an adrenaline junkie as i am. But beware the sand!!!

Granny Gear

August 14, 2015
RaceCar627 Granny Gear  
Review: This trail receives a lot of crap due to it being a beginners trail (which it is), but the trail is really fun. It has one or two difficult technical climbs and some pretty cool little drops. Also this trail has some insane flow and speed in certain sections not to mention some the most beautiful forest scenery around! Making this a perfect example of good quality XC trail. But the trail has a lot of sand even on some climbs, and some of the small jumps are wore down.

Bunny Hop

August 8, 2015
jeramihuff Bunny Hop  
Review: Overall very good. Not overly difficult. Nice scenery. Lacking some of the difficulty of other top trails. Fun though.


May 18, 2015
Brad price Gnarly  
Review: Nice flowing single track. It' a beginner trail but very nice trail system. Marked well.

Potato Creek State Park MTB Trail 4.10 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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