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Southwestway

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Lots of twisty rolling riverside trails, along with a section of steep technical uphills and downhills, that are not very long, but are challenging. A nice local trail. Trails are currently closed to cyclists, but if you want to see them reopened, contact the park manager and let her know that you are in support of them being opened to cyclists.
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Latitude
39.65751331590311
Longitude
-86.23941421508789
Trail Directions
From Indianapolis, go South on US31 until the Southport Road intersection. Turn West and keep going until you cross the White River. It is about 3.5 miles and you will cross through several major intersections. Once you cross the White River, turn South and the park is on the left after about a mile.
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Greenwood
   


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Review Date
November 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ZPG ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
After reading the other reviews I don't know what they are talking about, I have been going here ever Saturday for 6 months and it has always been clean and fun. You should go.

Recommended Route:
From the parking lot go right. you will go up hill and then have a blast going down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
96th street



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Review Date
August 8, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: J ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The beginning of the trail is nice. The trail is clearly marked at the beginning, not much after that! Once you hit the dh part that is where it sort of goes off track. The trails are not clearly marked! I road what I thought was the MTB trail and wound up getting horse manure all over my shoes and legs. It was unavoidable, unless I wanted to destroy surrounding vegetation, not to mention there was no warning coming around a corner. The part that follows the river is nice, just not much to it. If the trail was better marked for bikers and horseman it could be much more enjoyable. ALSO, would be nice if somehow they could keep the horse backers on their own trail instead of going wherever. (I know this isn't possible but would be nice) I personally saw 4 horse backers come off a clearly marked MTB trail. One final comment, the trees need to be cleared off the trail. These are not trees you can hop, but trees you have to climb over with your bike to get through. I would love to hear that this trail has been cleaned up so I would WANT to go back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ft Ben, Rangline in Anderson



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Review Date
November 17, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: harry2110 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It is now opened to the public and is really nice



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Review Date
September 5, 2005

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mtboy316 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We need Southwestway Open to Mountaun Bikers now! I mean with gas prices at $3.00 a gallon it is hard for us south siders to be able to ride without spending an arm and a leg to go and ride. I love to ride but when we have a trail so close and not able to use it, it really bites. Who can we ge to talk to this park manager?

Recommended Route:
I have to recommend the other places since they are the only other close routes

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nebo, BCSP, Westwood



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Review Date
August 23, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: willy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Don’t waste your time going to this park. Not only is closed to mountain bikers but I ran through the trails and the trail that runs along the river is overgrown and lacks some serious maintenance. If this trail opened to mountain bikers I doubt that I would be going there. Some sections would be challenging, but you can see lots of horse tracks along the trail (but that is OK since they don’t induce erosion on the trails, only mountain bikers).
The trail system is poorly marked (just with some numbers) but there is no map at the trailhead to guide/aid you. It is a shame because with lots of maintenance, this place could be great for beginners and people enjoying the outdoors leisure rides. The park lacks a water fountain to have a glass of water. What kind of park does not have a water fountain??

Recommended Route:
For those in need to check it out for themselves: from I-65 exit at Southport road exit(exit 103) head West for several miles (about 8 miles). This will seem like an endless drive and you will cross through several major intersections (you will cross US-31 as well). After your cross the White River Bridge, turn South (left) at Mann Road and the park should be on your left about ¼ mile down that road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Avon and 96 street are much better. Also, in Nashville area Gnaw camp, Nebo Ridge, Painball Valley.



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