Spring weather has finally arrived in Northern Indiana so we decided to get out and explore. This time we investigated Reike Trail located behind Reike Park in Auburn, Indiana. The trail is similar to the rail trails in Bloomington – an asphalt wooded trail winding behind homes. The day we visited was a little cool and overcast, but that didn’t stop us or others from getting out for a walk.
Reike Trail is nearly 1.2M and stretches from North Street to Betz Road. The easiest place to access the trail is from Reike Park which is a large community park with baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, restrooms, and ample parking. The park is at about the midpoint of the trail. Because of the trees the trail is mostly shaded.
This is a nice community trail. It’s not one I would drive a long distance to visit, but if you are in the area, it’s a nice place to take a walk or ride your bike. Despite overcast and cool weather we encountered quite a few other people on the trail. It’s a nice wide trail so there was plenty of room for passing people. We give this trail 2.5 out of 4 paws up and likely will return since it’s so close to home.
How do I get there?
The entrance to the park is off Indiana Avenue in Auburn, Indiana. Once you enter the parking lot, park near the fields on the left side of the park. Walk past the fields and restroom to find the trail. You can either turn right or left and walk just over half a mile in either direction.