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Schoen Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (15)

A little rocker and more technical than the Lawrence Creek Trail.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Singletrack

838' 255 m

High

782' 238 m

Low

126' 38 m

Up

125' 38 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

Please do not ride when wet.

Dogs must be on 6' leashes.

Ride this loop counter-clockwise.

Description

Start at the Schoen Creek Trailhead off of Trailer Park Road and follow this trail counter-clockwise. Keep to the left when you pass the Schoen Creek Connector and turn right when you return to the short spur that leads to the parking lot.

This trail is a little less busy from walkers than the Lawrence Creek Trail and it holds up to moisture a little better.

This trail is a little bit more technical than Lawrence Creek. It has a little bit more rock, and a number of benchcuts that offer some exposure that makes riders think and slow down some. It is also a little bit more twisty with shorter climbs and descents, which tends to keep speed down.

It winds through a nice native prairie and wetland restoration area, so keep an eye peeled for wildflowers and wildlife.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nate Hawkins with improvements by D. Sellers

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 15 votes

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  4.3 from 15 votes
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#47

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Photos

The Ball Pit.  Yes, this feels like riding on marbles.  Get off the saddle, loosen up, and just carry your momentum through it in the straightest line possible.
Jun 18, 2013 near Lawrence, IN
Upper switchback.  Watch the outside edge on the lower portion.  There's quite a dropoff there.
Jun 18, 2013 near Lawrence, IN
Contour trails snaking through the forest.
Jun 18, 2013 near Lawrence, IN
Looking down at a long bridge on Schoen.
Jun 18, 2013 near Lawrence, IN
Base ruins.  This is a tricky spot that psychs a lot of people out, including me.
Jun 18, 2013 near Lawrence, IN
Contour trail on a hillside.
Jun 18, 2013 near Lawrence, IN

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Aug 21, 2019
Steve Scherck
Aug 12, 2019
Patty Lucas
Jun 26, 2019
Cal R
May 18, 2019
M C
Nov 23, 2018
Patty Lucas
Rode with DNk 3mi
Nov 9, 2018
Patty Lucas
Rode with DNK girls 3mi
Oct 16, 2018
Patty Lucas
Rode with DNk 3mi
Sep 22, 2018
Scott Magee
Great trail. Fast and flowy