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Hayes Arboretum Mountain Bike Trails

Intermediate
 4.2 (25) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great ride on scenic trails near many restaurants and centered between Hueston Woods & West Wood.


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7.5

Miles

12.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,113' 339 m

High

1,012' 308 m

Low

253' 77 m

Up

254' 77 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

Open dawn until dusk, 365 days per year.

Overview

The trails at Hayes Arboretum are well maintained and are 7.5 miles total. The park has a wooden berm turn, 3 tree gable wooden features, table-top, road jump/pier drop, step up pier drop, 11 wooden bridges, 4 log features, and a 3 acre pond. It also has a hand-crafted bike rack and an air pump at the parking lot. The trails are situated in town near many restaurants, banks, and gas stations. Hayes' trails are also centered between Hueston Woods and West Woods; both are ~20 minutes away, so make a day of it and visit all 3 trail systems.

Description

The trails sit on the ~350 acres of the Hayes Arboretum east property. The trail system consists of a Blue Trail , Yellow Trail, Orange Trail, and Red Trail that are progressively more challenging.

The full loop of the park is made up of four separate but connected trails. Each trail becomes progressively more difficult. From the trailhead, you begin on the Blue Trail and then transition to the Yellow Trail, Orange Trail, and Red Trail. The trails are clearly marked at turns and intersections.

If you haven't been out on the trails for a while, the park has recently completed a 3/4 of a mile extension to the Yellow Trail that includes bermed turns and elevation changes. We also recently added .3 of a mile to the Orange Trail. Last year, the park added the Red Trail to create a closed loop course with many features and 2 additional miles to the length.

Additional Info:
  • Trail status always up-to-date on our FB page at: facebook.com/groups/HayesAr…
  • Large parking lot located at at 191 Hayes Arboretum Rd, Richmond, IN 47374
  • Printed maps are available at parking
  • Bicycle stand with air pump
  • Plenty of signage on trails


We are always adding new features, so come out and ride!

Contacts

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Ben Willett

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  4.2 from 25 votes

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Photos

Blue Trail - Table Top
Oct 6, 2017 near Richmond, IN
Rip through the Red Trail's great wooden berm!
Apr 3, 2017 near Richmond, IN
The New Teeter-Tooter on Yellow Trail
Jan 27, 2019 near Richmond, IN
If you're ready for it, hit the Yellow Trail road jump on your next lap!
Apr 3, 2017 near Richmond, IN
Skill building features built into the trail along the way.
Sep 26, 2016 near New Paris, OH
Most of these trails are a novice rating; however, the builders have left in a few features along the way.
Sep 23, 2016 near New Paris, OH

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Sep 9, 2019
Jeff Spain
Sep 9, 2019
michelle spain
7.5mi
May 2, 2018
Chad DeSonie
Oct 14, 2017
Matt Zick
First ride.
Aug 15, 2017
Raúl Gross
Aug 12, 2017
Steven Ancik
fast flowy and fum 8.5mi
Aug 11, 2017
Rob Cline
10.7mi
Aug 2, 2017
William Ganis
11mi