Fort Wayne, IN

Circle of Hope Trail & Downtown Tour

The Downtown Rotary Club Circle of Hope is a two mile trail loop in downtown Fort Wayne. Use it as an anchor to explore Headwaters Park and some of the main sites of downtown Fort Wayne, and then some of the river paths for a longer run. The trail encompasses the Rivergreenway on the north side of the St. Marys River and Headwaters Park on the south side of the river. Points of interest along the trail include Headwaters Park, Historic Fort Wayne, Lawton Park, the City’s Skate Park, the Historic Wells Street bridge and Downtown Fort Wayne. Access to the loop includes Headwaters Park, Lawton Park and the Three Rivers Trailhead along Spy Run Avenue, just north of the St. Marys River.

A good downtown start point is on E Superior St. at Friemann Square, next to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Take the Spy Run Ave. bridge to the Old Fort, then run along the north side of St. Marys River. Cross the Wells St. Bridge into Promenade Park, and then run the trails of Headwaters Park.

Add-Ons: Continue south of the Wells St. Bridge into Bloomingdale Park. Also, additional trails in Lawton Park, and of course more running on the Rivergreenway.

Essentials
  • Circle of Hope Trail is 2 miles (3.2 km), with good opportunities to add on
  • Flat
  • E Superior St. or other preferred start spot

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Essentials
  • Circle of Hope Trail is 2 miles (3.2 km), with good opportunities to add on
  • Flat
  • E Superior St. or other preferred start spot