MILWAUKEE ROAD TRANSPORTATION TRAILWAY

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LOCATION

County: Elkhart

City: Elkhart, Goshen

Mileage: 11.6

North Endpoint - General: Elkhart

South Endpoint - General: Goshen

Notable Trailheads: Ox Bow County Park

Near to US highways: US Highway 33, US Highway 20

Connection to bus, rail: Interurban Trolley

 

TRAIL FEATURES

Type of Trail: Rail with Trail

Surface: paved

Uses allowed: walking, biking, running, rollerblading

Wheelchairs allowed: yes

Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized

Attractive Features: Follows busy railroad, Ox Bow County Park, Connects City of Elkhart with Goshen, Oakridge Cemetery

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AGENCY INFORMATION

City of Elkhart and City of Goshen manage their portions of the trail, Elkhart County manages the rest of the trail.

 

Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department

1320 Benham Ave

Elkhart, IN 46516

574-295-7275

Goshen Parks and Recreation

524 E. Jackson St.

Goshen, IN 46526

574-534-2901

GoshenParks@GoshenCity.com

Elkhart County Parks

211 W. Lincoln Ave.

Goshen, IN  46526-3280

574-535-6458

ParksInfo@ElkhartCounty.com

Trail Map

 

More Information

From the Trail Map:

Following US 33 and the historic Lincoln Highway, the MapleHeart is a direct route between Elkhart and Goshen, connecting two cities with lots of food and entertainment options. The trail also parallels one of the busiest railroads in the region, making it a great route for train watching.

 

Ox Bow County Park is a nice halfway stop for a more natural landscape. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the prairie or take something to play catch for a quick game. Look for the pedestrian and cyclist entrance to the southeast of the main gate; non-motorized visitors enter for free.

 

Goshen to Ox Bow is the recommended section for casual bikers and walkers who prefer to stay off-road. Leaving and entering Elkhart requires a bit more confidence as the trail merges with local traffic.