Rangeline Nature Preserve

4.32 out of 5
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↑ 1,000 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
These trails have received a great deal of care and hard work over the past few years and have made it into one of the most technical trails in Indiana. There are numerous bridges, teeter totters, log crossings, skinnies, and a couple drops all included in the expert trail. The park is owned by he city of Anderson, but a logal group of guys have put in the hours to turn this into a gem. Tight, twisty and technical single track is at Rangeline Nature Preserve.

RNP has 3 loops; Novice, Intermediate, and Expert. Novice is smooth, fast, and flowing. Intermediate is narrow with a few natural obstacles. Expert is tighter, slower, and loaded with obtacles such as suspension bridge, elevated trail, gap jump, teeter totter, etc. Many more obstacles and trail modifications are in the works. All trails are single track. Novice = 2 miles Intermediate = 3 miles Expert = 6 miles

The trails are very easy to follow and marked with arrows. Direction is one way so please do not ride backwards (follow the arrows).

All trails start and end at the same location at the message board which is located at the West end of the parking lot in the skills area. See Google Maps directions above.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Are runners welcome on these trails? -Guest

A: Runners are welcome and may run in either direction. Bicycles must ride counterclockwise.

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Reviews (36)

Granny Gear

May 16, 2018
irv0735 Granny Gear  
Review: As others have mentioned, it could use some attention to get it back to prime. Still a great trail, but I'm a tall rider at 6'7" and found I had to lean forward to avoid the growth overhead for more of the ride than I would have liked. The "advanced" route was not terribly difficult, but still gave me a run for my money a couple of times. The shorter trail length and difficulty levels allows for a good warm up lap and then opportunity to hit it harder.


March 16, 2018
Review: This felt like riding the ruins of a once-great park. The trails are mostly well-conceived, but many of the TTFs are in terrible shape. For instance, the pier has a huge rotted hole through it, and the Ewok Village has several displaced logs--it's pretty questionable. Of course, seeing these made me sketch out on some features that proved to be solid. Another peeve--there is some genuine overgrowth, but it also seems the trail builders purposely left low limbs on many sections of trail. If I'm going to get CTE from MTB, I'd rather do so from crashing than because someone really wanted to leave the bush honeysuckle.

Granny Gear

July 5, 2017
Review: Trails used to be great, but they're getting a little overgrown and run down. The little skills park needs a lot of work.

Granny Gear

June 13, 2017
Review: No complaints here. I'm not hugely into grueling XC so the shorter laps work well for me because I like to push hard and not necessarily pace. The changes in surface make for a really good ride, from good grippy pack to sand to loose gravel. Trails are maintained real well. The narrows is a fun section with very narrow logs/trees place. I run 680mm bars and could get through pretty easy but did clip once. nice feature. Couldn't tell if there were natural berms forming or trail boss cuts but they were beautiful. Nice and flowy and a couple of sections of good rooty / washed out declines into fast berms into climbs. A nice section of rollers to wheelie over or pump over. good drops and a couple of real good flowy descents of grippy surface into hard corners with the surface changing to loose gravely substrate or sand. The dramatic changes in surface were probably the best feature to me and the fact that its the entire trail is short sweet and to the point. The trails are marked very very well. You can come for the first time for a day trip, learn the trail quick to start getting comfy and still have good energy to push fast. trailhead is marked well but there is a set of ROUGH traintracks that are not well marked on the way in if you follow Google maps coming from I69. be careful and slow down for it! have your bikes strapped in good or if you loose load your bikes go SLOW.

Bunny Hop

July 15, 2016
Review: I love the Intermediate trail, the very beginning is technical with lots of roots and rocks, lots of fun hills, not like the area around, you can ride fast or slow however skilled you are. I always have loads of fun here. HUGE shout out to Jeff Carter who devoted 5 years to making that place great. The best trail I have been on.

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July 10, 2016
outlander Gramcounter  
Review: The blue and green trails are fast and flowing with short climbs followed by fast decents. The trails are well thought of and groomed. The black trails certainly up the challenge factor. Fun trails. Highly recommend giving them a try.


May 24, 2016
Manduro Gramcounter  
Review: Awesome intermediate to advanced trail the beginner section is just a gravel path but the rest of the system is like a marriage between a four wheeling track but made as a singletrack! Great place to test your abilities and open up your horizons very surprising for Indiana! Mass props to those who care for this trail! Will be back several times this season!


October 25, 2015
Review: Great place for beginners and experts. Doesn't flow like say Brown County but it is a neat little place right in town. It's got fun little places where you can just play and flow and it's got trails that are very technical with man made obstacles. This is where myself and family started our Mountain biking ventures.

Bunny Hop

September 13, 2015
Review: Got to ride this for the first time today 9-12-15. The trail was marked very well. Went around once on novice trail, it was ok. On my second go around I Decided to do expert trail, it was a blast. Kept looking for a gap jump but didn't see it. Anyway, plenty of other obstacles to enjoy. Even though I live couple hours north, I will be back to ride this one again


August 3, 2015
Brad price Gnarly  
Review: Very nice single tracks. Trails are marked well. For a smaller place this has a lot to offer. Expert trails are very technical and tight (loved them) also have fun surprises around on these trails. Thanks to RNP officials for stickers he was handing out.

Rangeline Nature Preserve MTB Trail 4.32 out of 5 based on 36 ratings. 36 user reviews.
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