“The lower portion of the Haan Trail across Valley Street; intermediate level with tight turns and some twisty climbing.”
— Jesse Charles
The owners are avid mountain bikers and welcome all mountain bikers (no BMX) and trail runners at no charge, but a liability form is required, which can be filled out in the backyard of the house at 920 E State Street, Lafayette, Indiana.
The trailhead is around 331 Valley Street, Lafayette, Indiana. The trail can also be entered near LaRue and S. 15th Street.
This is an out-and-back course.
Need to Know
The bike trail is on private land but open to the public. The home is a private residence and not a public building.
This is a public trail on private land near downtown Lafayette. The owners are avid mountain bikers and welcome all mountain bikers (no bmx) and trail runners at no charge, but a liability form is required. This can be filled out in the back yard of the house at 920 E State Street, Lafayette, Indiana. This trail is not for beginners, but parts of the Valley Street section can be ridden by less skilled riders.
The trail was designed by Bob Haan so he and his wife could learn the mountain biking techniques needed to ride trails around the country. While there are lots of technical sections, overall the trail flows well and can be ridden with speed.
The intermediate sections have benched areas, rocks, bridges, ramps, and other features, and the advanced areas have more extreme features. Built in a ravine, this trail has significant climbs. Proximity to the Murdock Park trail allows riders to ride both trails without driving.