Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Fort Wayne with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

beautiful park. watch north side right now... trails turn into dead end into swamp. bug spray is necessary. you can adjust and take upper dune or lower dune trails instead

nice walk. The beginning suggests u walk up one side of a busy street and down the other side. Not a big fan of that so weaved my walk through figure 8s through park and added fort and art museum grounds at end.

loud highway noise to start (runs parallel to I69). once you turn from the highway, lots of birds can be seen and heard! even saw 2 swans. lots of wildflowers and butterflies. muddy trail in some parts.

From out of town, found the parking lot mostly empty and the course was clearly marked and mostly paved. Ran a couple of laps.

walking
1 month ago

Awesome park ! Wonderful nature but only downfall is the bugs are out terribly! Make sure you bring bug spray!

It’s not at all difficult and paved the entire route

walking
2 months ago

It is a busy walking and and biking loop. Definitely an easy walk not moderate by any means. It is well maintained.

This place was very pretty. I imagine it is what people think of when they think of going on a hike. Very beautiful tonight at sunset. :)

Parts of Eagle Marsh require boots or chest high waders unless hiked when the marsh is totally frozen over. Beautiful in the winter. VERY water logged in the spring and summer.

nice little after after dinner walk

hiking
6 months ago

Love this park, it is a close hidden gem in the Fort!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike with the family! 10 degrees. Snow covered trail. Frozen lake

8 months ago

Great hike along the lake; well maintained trail!

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

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Tuesday 9AM–6PM
Wednesday 9AM–6PM
Thursday 9AM–6PM
Friday 9AM–6PM
Saturday 9AM–6PM
Sunday 9AM–6PM

cross country skiing
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Great place. Go everyday.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

short easy trails make this a good place for a leisurely afternoon hike. The dog area that gives dogs access to the pond is the real highlight to this well maintained nature preserve.

Friday, October 21, 2016

I've only been to this trail once, but I loved walking in and seeing a dog unleashed flying into the lake for his ball. Need more places to take dogs and allow them to be free since not all of us live in the country. The trails are pretty easy and short, which is a good thing I guess to some people.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Easy trail. Not bad for being so close to downtown. Saw a few snakes and frogs. Surprisingly not many birds. I'd do it again.

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

did this in april. it's a good nearby hike. the whole loop is closer to 8 miles. although parts were close to impassable due to high water. all in all a good hike.

hiking
Monday, December 07, 2015

A favorite little gem. Great spot to bring the kiddos to expose them to the joy of hiking. Got to sneak in a December hike thanks to some unseasonably warm weather!

on Fox Island Trail

hiking
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Great little gem so close to the city! Summer great hiking (our dog loves it too) and the winter provides some freak cross country skiing or snowshoeing!

hiking
Monday, April 29, 2013

I had been avoiding this spot for sometime. I had just assumed that it was flat and lame. I was pleasantly surprised.

This is a great little hike so close to Fort Wayne.

There is a winter hiking trail that seems to circle the entire park. It appears that it becomes over grown with grass and weeds in the summer.

The trails are excellently maintained. And plenty of signage at every junction.

We encountered a lot of wild life.

Do know that it is $2 /person. But I say it's worth it to help maintain this beautiful preserve.

hiking
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fun local spot for the kids and a little hiking.

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