Wabash Heritage Trail, Section 2 of 3

0 Reviews
Trail Distance: 0.3 miles
Time Estimate: 20 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: No
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: Unknown
Description
The Wabash Heritage Trail, Section 2 of 3, is a beautiful, quick jaunt through the town of West Lafayette. This town is a beautiful backdrop for your hike. The short distance makes this an easy hike. The point to point nature of the trail means you can easily lengthen your hike by going on to Section 3, or turning back to enter Section 1. If you want to stay close to the trailhead off North River Road, don't worry. Retracing your steps will effectively make this an out and back trail, and with a length coming in of much less than a mile, it's still an easy time. If you're not sure if hiking is for you, or for your dog, this is a great trail to cut your teeth on. 


The path through West Lafayette is easy to follow. It's clearly marked, five feet wide, and paved. The asphalt does heat up in the summer. On a warm day, you can opt to walk on the grassy sides of the path instead of the center. This will protect your dog's paws, and give you an even better chance to admire the local wildflowers. This path also leads through the oldest parts of town. If you're a history buff (or just looking for a cool selfie background), the buildings along this third of a mile pathway can't be beat. There are several benches along the trail. Kick back and relax if you'd like to spend more time here! 

Unlike some other sections of Wabash Heritage Trail, bikes are allowed on this section. That's why it's so important that you follow the guidelines and keep your dog on leash. Cyclists can pick up speed along a flat stretch. Keeping your dog close ensures that unnecessary accidents can be avoided. 

Prepare for a woofderful time on Wabash Heritage Trail, Section 2 of 3. 

Trail Features
Easy Incline
Wildflowers
Cautions & Considerations
Despite passing through the town of West Lafayette, amenities on the trail are still few and far between. You should be sure to bring enough water for you and your dog to share.
Address
North River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset
Be The First To Review
Address
North River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset