Soldiers Memorial Park Bike Trail

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3.91 out of 5
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Intermediate
7.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 300 ft
819
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
It is seven miles of mixed hills, gullies, flatlands and even tree obstacles for mountain biking enthusiasts.

It is the first official mountain bike trail in the city of La Porte Parks Department, and now it is open with new markings and trail guides in a collaboration between the park department and IU Health La Porte Hospital.

The Soldiers Memorial Mountain Park Bike Trail (as it is officially called) opened yesterday during a sign unveiling in Soldiers Memorial Park.
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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 (11)
 

Granny Gear

October 7, 2018
drodg Granny Gear  
 
Review: Found a down tree across the path not far from the trail head. Other than that it is in good shape even with the rain we have had .




Gramcounter

October 22, 2017
lndscpe Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice trail, leaves are heavy at the moment as are the darn walnut balls in spots ...... makes for a greater challenge i guess you could say :-)




Gramcounter

October 17, 2017
 
Review: A nice single track system plenty of obstacles other Riders occasionally pop in I frequent this track a lot it is a good quick stop




Gramcounter

June 3, 2016
vick1689 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Beginner to intermediate. Nice, flowy trail with few obstacles. No tough hills. Easy to get turned around and lost. Overall really FUN trail. Our favorite all around trail in the area so far.




Gnarly


October 25, 2015
Geo Dirt Gnarly  
 
Review: Not a long trail, but a lot of fun. The north (parking lot) side is tighter and has some narrow, steep "goat trails". The south side is smoother and faster. This trail seems to dry quicker than others in the area. Good stuff.




Gnarly

September 15, 2015
cynergy68 Gnarly  
 
Review: The trail on the opposite side of the parking lot is a fast hard packed great ride. The trail on the same side as the parking lot is a confusing network of trails with some tough obstacles.




Granny Gear

June 29, 2015
jll44 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system - really enjoyed it. A little wet from all the rain. Everything from beginner (good for older kids) to really advanced (I needed to unclip a few times closer to the lake).




Bunny Hop

March 31, 2015
 
Review: A nice trail system. Real cool that it is located within the city limits. It was wild to be able to night ride without lights! There was enough light from the nearby street lights that I never used my lights.
The trails nearest the trailhead (next to the lake) are advanced. Very narrow benches, some tight climbs and descents, and some technical bridges. Good stuff. They will need to be developed and benched a bit more to make them more sustainable if they get much traffic. The trails on the other side of the road are intermediate. Nothing too hard here that you can't avoid. There are some nice bridges and technical features if you are up for them, but they are all located on side trails.
Overall a nice trail system. They got a lot of trail in a small area. Very tight and twisty. This is not a speed trail. But well put together and fun.

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Granny Gear

October 5, 2014
 
Review: nice switchbacks in turnsand also technical.. But the layout markings of trails are hard to follow. It was too hard to follow the trails from beginning to end we could not start and finish the trail all the way we just keepdoing small loops and coming back out to where we came from




Gramcounter

July 15, 2014
JDRichlen Gramcounter  
 
Review: A very fun trail with many black diamond sections that will challenge even a very experienced rider. The trail is split into two sections. The one near the baseball diamonds is an intermediate track that is flowing and has some fun elevation changes. The other side is more advanced and fairly technical with many black diamond sections. The trails can be difficult to follow at points due to lack of marking. The trail Blazes that are available are poorly placed and many times you have the feeling you have started doubling back on the same trail. Conditions were slightly wet and muddy but the trail condition was good. It doesnt look like the trail has been maintained since its opening and hopefully the local club takes charge and takes care of some of the downfalls of this trail. Overall its a very fun and difficult trail with small jumps and cool air bridges. With a few minor changes and some bail-outs for the black diamond sections this would be an excellent single track.



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