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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +399/ -293 ft
Total: 44 riders

Mountain Biking Washington Township Park

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#42 of 100 mountain bike trails in Indiana
#3,864 in the world

Short but super knarly little trail. Lots of roots, rocks, and short but intense climbs and descents. Need some good bike handling skills!

First added by TMac on Apr 24, 2006. Last updated Jul 10, 2023. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: no
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: no
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
Avon is just west of Indianapolis, between Brownsburg and Plainfield. Go west on US36, 1.3 miles past SR 267. Turn left on County Road 575 E. Turn left again into the park.
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  • LStadelmeier   ✓ supporter

    I rode this trail based on the description, sorry nothing close. This trail is family oriented for young kids and a Walmart Mountain bike.

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  • Drjack

    Poorly marked and washed out trails. No real flow to the trails either. Lots of exposed roots throughout.

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  • #TeamBemish

    To me they have some serious straight up gnarley climbs I cannot finish and complete drop offs. I ride it almost 3 times a week. Great trail tho friendly people and close to home. 3 stars isn't to be bad but it's due to the gnarley climbs that are almost impossible to get up. Imo

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  • midwestbicycleworks

    The trail would be really good but it consists of multiple little sections of half mile or less and no real signage or how to ride it. I had know idea of where to go. There are some really fun technical sections with some swooping fast switchbacks. If it had had signage I would have given it 4.5 stars

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  • kelterb

    Great trail. A good mix of a lot of features. Fast, undulating sections; all the way to slow, technical downhill sections. Good all around spot.

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  • austinosaurus

    this place is a joke. only real mtb trail isnt even half a mile. everything else is hiking specific.

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  • blanco_diablo

    Would've liked to have spent more time here but school is back in session and the track team was using the trails for practice. Confusing layout with out a map. Sections marked beginner had a gnarly drop with rocks. Keep your eyes on the trail ahead.

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter

    I'm giving it 3 stars. It shouldn't be seen as a bad review, but It's a small place, with some very easy stuff, and goes to unreasonably gnarly instantly. There's lots of fun bits, like switchbacks along practically a cliff, with some hair raising drop ins and hucks. The new stuff on S side is nice, With a few trees and log piles to keep it interesting. They're still building down there and one of the connectors was closed for construction. Also in the park are shelters and play grounds/water feature for little kids. I parked at the ball fields at NE corner. When the Reagan Pkwy is finished soon, it'll be much more convenient to get to.

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  • treky92

    This is a lot better of a trail than I would have expected. The trails are not clearly marked but a buddy and I found a local to ride with and I would suggest it if you can find one around. It had a lot of fun obstacles and some fast downhills. Well worth your time if you are around. The only downfall is that it is only 5 miles.

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  • bboehman

    We have added more trail to the new back property under the train bridge and more is on the way. This section is more beginner friendly and singletrack. On the front side there are tough little hills with roots and rocks as hammer said which makes it a lot of fun IMO. If you are in the area it is worth the ride.

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  • khcaver

    Nice little trail system for beginners and technical riders alike. I found some challenging, but short sections with rooty, rocky downhills and nearly impossible climbs (for me). There were some fun bridges with small hucks and steps. My only complaint is that there are too many trails in such a small area. I think that riders there have been creating their own short cuts and quick access points to their favorite areas that it has become a confusing mess of inersecting trails. It took me a while to figure out what was exactly supposed to be the routes and what was not. I had a great fun time with this trail. it is NOT a waste of time.

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  • TheHammer

    Mostly multi-use trails. No singletrack trail is over .5 miles long, although it seems like they are even shorter. Very confusing with dozens of intersections with short connectors to adjacent trails not on map. Some good technical challenges, but the trail was wet (no rain and 80+ all week, bad drainage I guess) making the many roots impossible to climb over. You will find more singletrack in the "lower trails" area, but again they are short and have intersections of other trails, very confusing. One good bridge followed by a 4 way intersection. The park is pretty hilly, but most climbs and descents are short, steep, wide and root filled, no real switch backs. Zero 'flow.' Stick to Town Run Trail Park or make the trek to BCSP.

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  • dplusdude

    As far as Indy trails go, this one is a ton of fun. Brian's Freeride is short, but alot of fun, with some cool little features. The network is a little weird at times, with trails going every which way and a bunch of peds near the entrance. There's some fun little dh sections that would challenge even the most experienced rider on the uphill. This place puts town run to shame.
    * Review edited 5/8/2007

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  • martybob

    How to get there:
    Rockville Road (SR36) west of I-465 about 9 miles to Washington Township Park (aka AVON PARK) on the south side of SR36, or take I-70 west to SR267 go north to SR36 and go west one mile to the Park on your left.

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  • TMac

    Short network of trails in a public park in Avon. The expert trails require some good bike handling skills. Has tight switchbacks, roots, rocks, and short but intense climbs and descents.

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