The Town Run trail is the most popular trail for bikers in Indiana. The intermediate-friendly trail has enough challenges and fun, flowing areas for all biking skill levels.
The Town Run Trail has an open and fast, flowing terrain. It has easily navigable sections and technical parts that require lots of attention. The trail is popular and gets parked on weekends and holidays with good weather. Although it is a multi-use trail, it is a popular spot for local racers who use it for training, tracking their lap times. You can sign up for a race if you want. Besides the racers, families, joggers and hikers also use the trail.
The Town Run Trail is the most frequented trail in Indiana. All outdoorsy people, from bike racers and joggers to families walking their dogs flock the place if the weather is nice. The trail is near Fort Harrison State Park and you can ride inside the park to increase your miles.
To get to the Park, ride along Allisonville road until you pass a river. The entrance is right before the stop light. The first section of the trail has levee that can help you pick up some speed.
You will also see an occasional jump but we recommend scouting it before riding as the trail is in a floodplain. The river can move anything when it floods. The first section of the trail is fast and flowy. The second part runs through an open meadow with tall grasses and prairie wildflowers.
The trail’s third section has a different character yet again. First, it runs along a hillside on a narrow and more technical terrain. It approaches a tabletop jump and returns to more open terrain following a levee for a while. We recommend picking up speed at the levee before slowing down at the section through the moist, thick forest. This section also has a wooden wall that you can ride for fun.
The trail goes out into the open once again, but poses one more challenge before it ends. The challenge is the Tetanus Hill; a short, steep climb. As its terrain is technical, you can skip the Tetanus hill if you are a timid rider.
Right from the trail’s first section, you will enjoy stunning views of the White River. In the second section, you can stop and take in the beauty of the prairie wildflowers or open meadow. The natural tall grass and young trees that died in the drought are also a worthy sight.