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Kevin M

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Directions and Information
« on: May 11, 2010, 10:55:35 PM »
Information
Information about Wapehani from the City of Bloomington.
Park Hours: 5 AM to 11 PM
Night Riding is Permitted

Directions
From Bloomington
Wapehani is located on the west side of Bloomington; Hwy 37, in fact, marks the park's western border.
From Bloomington, take either West Bloomfield Road (W. Second St.) or West Tapp Road

If heading west on Bloomfield, look for Weimer on the left just past the Twin Lakes Recreation Center (formerly the Sportsplex). Turn left onto Weimer and follow it until Wapehani Rd appears on your right just as Weimer curves to the left. Wapehani Rd dead ends at the parking lot.

If driving west on Tapp, look for Weimer on the right just past the Clear Creek Trailhead. Turn right onto Weimer, then make a left when Weimer meets Wapehani Rd.

Please note that although there is a trailhead up by the cell tower, the cul de sac at the end of Tech Park Blvd is not a parking lot. That trailhead (just southwest of the cell tower) is maintained—minimally—for emergency access, maintenance, and for riders who cycle up from Tapp Rd.

Tech Park Blvd is now a private road owned by Hoosier Energy. The former informal trailhead at the cell tower is closed. There is no access to the trail system on the south side of the park; please follow Weimer Rd to Wapehani Rd.

From Out of Town
From Hwy 37, look for either the Bloomfield Road or Tapp Road exits. Follow either road east. From Bloomfield, Weimer Rd will be on your right just past the Twin Lakes Sports Park (baseball fields); from Tapp, Weimer will be on your left.  Wapehani Rd, which leads to the parking lot, is about halfway between Bloomfield and Tapp.

Clear Creek Trail and Rail Trail
Wapehani is less than a mile from the Clear Creek Trailhead at Tapp Rd (approximately .8 miles via Weimer Rd). Clear Creek Trail, in turn, is linked to the Bloomington Rail Trail. By 2011, when the next phase of construction on the B-Line Trail is finished, the Rail Trail will be connected to the B-Line, and thus to downtown Bloomington. 

Riders looking for extra mileage (not to mention a good warmup and spin down) might consider incorporating these multi-use trails into their ride. Depending on which trailhead you park at, you can add up to 10 miles (round trip) to your ride.

Click here to download a Bloomington Parks & Recreation brochure that includes a map of the Rail Trail and Clear Creek Trail.

« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 03:09:22 PM by Kevin M »

 

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