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Walnut

Intermediate

Trail

3.7 mile 5.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 292' 89 m
Descent: -319' -97 m
High: 479' 146 m
Low: 393' 120 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (7°)

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With some challenging climbs, this is a narrow ridge trail with great views.

Rod Cowell

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An Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources Off-Road Permit will be required for mountain bikers, starting Jan 1, 2016 (blue and black trails only).

Description

This trail is one of the most popular intermediate routes at Harmonie State Park. It is often used as part of a 13 mile ride in conjunction with the Walnut Connector. Begin at the main parking lot, and enjoy the first 1.8 miles to Walnut Pond.

Veer right when you come across the intersection with the Oka Run Trail, and continue to climb on Walnut past the pond. There will be a sharp turn once you gain the ridge, but a flowing section with a few vine crossings and one small log drop ensues. As you continue, the grade will increase, and youll need to navigate some higher turns. Use caution around Dead Mans Curve (some say the name is an exaggeration, others think its accurate). Youll continue on, enjoying the rolling twists of the route.

After a short bail-out, youll move into a downhill section. Small jumps and banked turns await! Eventually, youll cross the creek, and from here, be prepared to pedal. After climbing for quite a while, youll continue on Walnut, which will feel a bit like a goat trail. And the end of a steep climb, youll come to a split, where youll be able to choose your own adventure, a smooth path to the left, and a log crossing/rock garden to the left.

Passing through the woods, youll enjoy rolling over some technical trail, with logs, roots and rocks. After passing another bailout, and crossing a ditch, youll finish up the last section of flowing trail.

From here, retrace your steps, or take Oka Run back to the central parking area.

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Mar 10, 2018
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This is a tour of the first section of Oka Run, starting at the end of the Walnut Connector.
Jan 29, 2017 near New Har…, IN
On Walnut Through the Valley of Fallen Trees to the picnic table.
Jun 27, 2016 near New Har…, IN
On the Walnut Trail from the Picnic Table Climb, up to the small jump at the top.
Jun 28, 2016 near New Har…, IN
From trail above Walnut Pond down Oka Run through Oka Run Creek Crossing and ending at the start of Pahoka Adventure Trail.
Aug 10, 2017 near New Har…, IN
Start of Walnut. The climb after the pond.
Feb 8, 2016 near New Har…, IN
Ride through Middle Earth Connector trail from Oka Run Trail to the Walnut Trail.
Jun 27, 2016 near New Har…, IN

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