Rum Village Pathway

MODERATE 31 reviews

Rum Village Pathway is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Bend, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Miles of trails wind through a mixed-deciduous forest at Rum Village Park. Beech, maple and oak trees, some over 200 years old, tower over diverse wildflowers. Deer, foxes, coyotes, reptiles, amphibians and over 100 species of birds have been seen here.

hiking
20 days ago

This was a pleasant hike through many old trees. I saw a fox., a couple of cool woodpeckers, raccoons, birds, and a bunny. This was pure trees and trails. Some of the paths repeat so it’s really more of a 2.5 mile hike if you don’t go in circles a bunch. This was a quiet nice location.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Loving the trails for mountain biking! The roots are a fun challenge and enjoy how the trail curves.

walking
11 months ago

Not really "hiking", but an easy walk on flat, wide trails. Mostly shaded. Lots of pretty moss-covered trees; very scenic. Good spot for photography or trail running.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Nice trail. Very good for beginners. Great playground. B

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

The play ground at here was awesome! My toddler had an absolute blast. The trails were well groomed. Do bring bug spray though

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The park was nice. The trail was paved for a shirt distance and then dirt, which was muddy when we went. Overall, it was a quiet walk with tons of trees and not much traffic.

walking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Very nice park! I like how the trails were clearly labeled.

trail running
Friday, May 06, 2016

Some nice trails to go run on. Perhaps not the place if you want to escape though

hiking
Friday, October 23, 2015

Best not to get expectations too high for this trail. It's a great place for a short hike. Locals use it to walk dogs or go running (which it is great for) but if you are searching for a quiet experience, I recommend going in late fall and winter.

hiking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Nice trail. Would be great for running. If you're there in the summer take bug spray.

hiking
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nice well-groomed trails. There was a birthday party going on at the park's pavilion and they were broadcasting loud music that could be heard throughout the park. Not the atmosphere that I was hoping for.

hiking
Sunday, October 27, 2013

I'm not sure you could call this a moderate hike, but it's nice for being in South Bend. Nicely groomed trails, lots of huge old trees.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 07, 2013

Fun mountain bike ride. Not on the same level as Winona Lake, but worth it if you are local.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Great trail for mountain biking. There are a couple trails that connect to each other at the trailhead. So if you only feel like goin for an hour, you can leave or keep goin for awhile longer.

hiking
Monday, February 18, 2013

Very nice hike for a quick walk with the dogs. Went there in the winter and had a good time even though there was snow on the ground. Interesting sights. Got some geocaching done in the park as well, which is always fun. Stop on by and spend a few hours if you haven't yet.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Great trail with some decent elevation changes...

hiking
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Great for a quick walk/hike. Good Morel hunting, west side of park has rougher terrain.

walking
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Nice walk, well marked and easy for young children. Lots of wildlife year round. The park also has a nature center and pavillions for rent for larger groups

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