The Haan bike trail is on the grounds of the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art and is open to the public.
920 E State Street, Lafayette
Length: 6.5 miles in two sections - State Street and Valley Street
Type: Out and back with .13 miles between sections
Skill Level: Intermediate
with several Advanced loops
Aerobic Level: Moderate
Trail Steward: Mike Tharp
This is a public trail near downtown Lafayette. It 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
Whoop-de-dos distinguish this trail from others in the area, and the two largest, named The Plunge and Plunge II, are 45 degree drops
with an elevation change of 20 feet. With the many benched sections, whoop-de-dos, and narrow tread, good bike control is essential.
This trail can be ridden as an intermediate trail by avoiding the advanced loops marked with red arrows. The intermediate sections
have benched areas, rocks, bridges, ramps, whoop-de-dos, and other features. The advanced areas have much more extreme whoop-de-dos,
drops, steep uphills, rocks, and a rock ledge. Proximity to the Murdock Park trail allows riders to ride both trails without driving.
Lafayette Area Biking Links
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Webmaster: Bob Haan
Lafayette Mountain Bike Trails