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      Creekside Park is home to Creekside Trails, a multi-use trail system with 12+ miles of soft surface corridors for biking, hiking and walking.

      The vision of the Creekside Trails is to create a safe and enjoyable recreational walking and riding area for Porter County in Valparaiso, Indiana.

      The mission is for the Creekside Trails:

      To be free and open to the public and all members of the community;
      Provide a full spectrum, recreational riding experience for riders of all ages, skills and abilities;
      To be an extension of the paved pathways that connect Valparaiso;
      Serve the non-motorized transportation community with off-road trails;
      Provide sustainable revenue for the ongoing maintenance and operation of the facility.
      source: Valpo Parks
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Creekside Trail,Creekside Trails
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Valpo Parks
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      Disclaimer:
      Creekside Trails is free to the public. A donation box is onsite, but a contribution is not required to utilize the park. Keep off the golf course.
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      • Spaulding's Tree Service
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Porter County Community Foundation
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Urschel Labs
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Griegers Motors
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Buck's Bicycle Shop
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • dFlo Plumbing
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Mike & Brenda Sheetz
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Rotary Club of Valparaiso
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Modern Woodmen
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Vale Park Animal Hospital
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Trailyard
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Thorgren Tool
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Oak Partners
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Powering America Northwest Indiana
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Valpo Parks
        trail builder
        Maintainer
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      Region Details
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      • 6

      Region Status
      Caution as of Dec 17, 2023

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      41
      Trails Mountain Bike
      42
      Trails E-Bike
      42
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      28
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      690 ft
      Total Vertical
      61 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      722 ft
      Reports
      141
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      3,950

      Creekside Trails Mountain Bike Routes

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      Creekside Trails
      9 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 2 rides

      Photos of Creekside Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Mt. Everest
      104 |
      Aug 23, 2022 @ 7:17am
      Aug 23, 2022
      | 1 comments
      trail: Black Pearl
      73 |
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 8:21am
      Aug 12, 2022
      trail: Black Pearl
      96 |
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 8:21am
      Aug 12, 2022
      trail: Black Pearl
      104 |
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 8:21am
      Aug 12, 2022
      trail: Jolly Roger
      115 |
      Jun 10, 2022 @ 6:24pm
      Jun 10, 2022
      69 |
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      Nov 24, 2021
      trail: Ripsaw
      93 |
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 12:05pm
      Aug 30, 2021
      trail: Ripsaw
      109 |
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 11:55am
      Aug 30, 2021

      Videos of Creekside Trails Mountain Bike

      youtuber Midwest Mountain Bike Trails: Creekside Trails...

      9:31 | 275 | Feb 1, 2021
      youtuber Wood Features, Berms, and Dork Disks.  OH MY!...

      7:25 | 582 | Jul 16, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Clifford's Way
      Dec 17, 2023 @ 12:39am
      Dec 17, 2023
      Prevalent Mudrageify
      Slow Dancer
      Dec 14, 2023 @ 5:21am
      Dec 14, 2023
      Prevalent MudE-Bike Tiss the season to be freezin.. Tha tha...crcdude
      Connector
      Dec 14, 2023 @ 5:21am
      Dec 14, 2023
      Prevalent MudE-Bike Tiss the season to be freezin.. Tha tha...crcdude
      Smugglers Run
      Dec 14, 2023 @ 5:21am
      Dec 14, 2023
      Freeze/thaw CycleE-Bike Tiss the season to be freezin.. Tha tha...crcdude
      Dead Man's Curve
      Dec 14, 2023 @ 5:21am
      Dec 14, 2023
      Prevalent MudE-Bike Tiss the season to be freezin.. Tha tha...crcdude
      Jolly Roger
      Dec 14, 2023 @ 5:21am
      Dec 14, 2023
      Freeze/thaw CycleE-Bike Tiss the season to be freezin.. Tha tha...crcdude
      Black Pearl
      Dec 14, 2023 @ 5:21am
      Dec 14, 2023
      Freeze/thaw CycleE-Bike Tiss the season to be freezin.. Tha tha...crcdude
      Up Down
      Dec 14, 2023 @ 5:21am
      Dec 14, 2023
      Freeze/thaw CycleE-Bike Tiss the season to be freezin.. Tha tha...crcdude
      Doc's Run
      Nov 28, 2023 @ 1:06am
      Nov 28, 2023
      Freeze/thaw CycleE-Bike Was a hard freeze but soon to be mush....crcdude
      Boomer
      Nov 28, 2023 @ 1:06am
      Nov 28, 2023
      Freeze/thaw CycleE-Bike Was a hard freeze but soon to be mush....crcdude

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      Feb 23, 2024 @ 2:32pm
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      Nov 13, 2023 @ 5:28pm
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4113 miles689 ft4 miles62 ft
      #1,620#8811414121,742
      E-Bike4213 miles689 ft4 miles62 ft
      #575#1991412386
      Hike278 miles374 ft2 miles56 ft
      #2,000#1,2021402125
      Trail Running289 miles384 ft2 miles56 ft
      #1,790#1,087140228
      Snowshoe11,827 ft3 ft210 ft3 ft
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