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Wapehani

Average Rating:    (4.12 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 26

A very awesome trail, that is pretty much technical. Lots of good downhills through the woods, some nice jumps, beautiful scenery around the lake, and overall some good heart-pumping trails. All the trails overall arent' that long, but it's a decent size maze of trails.
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Latitude
39.143474872195654
Longitude
-86.56870365142822
Trail Directions
Take I-37 South to 2nd St. Take 2nd St. West about a mile or so(I'm not positive). Right before you hit a sports complex on the right(they are building it right now), you will see a sign on the left for wapehani, make a left onto that road. Take that about .8 of a mile, until the road forks, take the road right, to a gravel road, and you will find parking there.
Trail Length
probably like 8 miles total
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bloomington
   


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Review Date
May 1, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: heartland ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The reviews on here are a little out of date, so I thought I'd write an update.

In the last couple of years, a lot of work has been done in the park. What used to be a spaghetti bowl of trails is turning into a much nicer, flowier park. Many of the eroded fall line trails have been replaced with sustainable trails that link up well with many trails.

This park has trails for all levels of riders. There are easy, flat-ish trails for beginners, and some more technical sections and features for more advanced riders. There is nothing too technical, though. Some somewhat steep climbs, but nothing too extreme.


This park is just outside of downtown, so it is my go to weekday ride. It's awesome to have a place to mountain bike just minutes away from my house. Being so close to town, however, means that there are a fair amount of park users. Keep an eye out for hikers, trail runners, dog walkers, fishers,

For trail conditions, check the local message board: www.hmba.org

Recommended Route:
There are a bunch of trail combinations, and so it can take a little while to learn your way around.

If it's your first time at the park, I recommend going down the gravel road that leaves the parking lot. This will take you to a .5 mile trail that circles the pond at the center of the park. Do a quick lap around this pond -- most of the tails in the park will eventually bring you back to the pond, so it's a good way to get your bearings. There is also a map at the information kiosk in the parking lot.

The longest route I've been able to find without repeating any trail segments is about 4.5 miles. If you leave the parking lot on the trail that starts in the NE corner and make all lefts, you'll do a nice, ~3.5 mile lap around the outside of the whole park.

If you're coming from the downtown area, it's possible to hop on Bloomington's rail-to-trail network, which is a combination of paved and gravel trail. Go south on the B-Line Trail and then continue northwest on the Clear Creek Trail. At the end of Clear Creek, cross Tapp Road and ride north for ~.5 mile on Weimer Road. Wapehani is at the top of the first hill. It's about 7 miles from downtown Bloomington to the park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All the trails at Brown County State Park
Hickory Ridge Trail in the Hoosier National Forest



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Review Date
April 6, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Alister ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good trail with lots of climbs and technical characteristics. There are alot of roots and things in the way so you are always on your toes. Gets your heart rate going to I'm usually burnt out after an hour of riding. Well maintained and good for a weeknight ride.



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Review Date
September 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JR ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Thought I would post a quick note to let everyone know that the development planned on this property does not seem to be happening. Trail is in great shape.



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Review Date
January 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: chris bottorff , from bloomington

Summary:
This trail is great in the winter!! Not many other riders at all. The trails are fairly short but it is fun and good practice taking a loop twice and/or going the opposite direction.

Recommended Route:
any

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Doin' it Outdoors!!! (best in Indiana)



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Review Date
September 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: RDF73Charger , from Speedway, IN

Summary:
This is a good trail and my friend and I had a good time there despite the fact that I sideswipped a tree and hurt my shoulder. Very dusty due to the dry conditions. Each trail has its own character and individual challenge. Some good climbs and downhills, lots of roots and tech stuff to keep you busy. My only complaint is the lack of a well marked loop. This is a note to all local riders. Mark your trails so visiting riders can go the correct way and get the most out of the trail. We ran into a rider coming up a trail that was clearly a downhill trail. A little signage would have prevented that. Too bad if what I heard is true that this trail will be mostly destroyed by development.

Recommended Route:
37 to second street

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Linton



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