J.B. Franke Park Mountain
in Fort Wayne, Indiana
|| From I-69, north
of Ft. Wayne, go east/southeast on Goshen Rd./Ave. and continue southeast
to Sherman Blvd. Turn left (north) onto Sherman Blvd. (following signs
for Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo), then turn left onto Park Dr. at J.B. Franke
Park sign (before zoo) and go to the BMX trail head parking lot (past the pond and up the hill). There is a new trail head sign with a map at the northeast corner of the lot.
||Approx. 6-15 miles
||Intermediate to Advanced
There are a variety of trails
throughout the rolling wooded terrain in this 280 acre park. The intertwining
trails are twisty, turny and challenging, including 1 to 2 miles of
short climbs, some steep climbs and ascents, and some fun along the
streambed. One trail goes along a cliff by the river, so be careful
not to fall in.
Al Stoller reported on 10-28-2011: Franke Park is now marked, has been mapped, and has new trails for more advanced riders.