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Panhandle Pathway

21 mile Asphalt trail along old Pennsylvania (Pan Handle) Rail Road, Through small Indiana towns, Corn, Soybean farm land at the Wabash Valley.

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Length: 22.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Fitness Trail, Greenway, Nature Trail, Rail Trail, Urban Trail
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Winamac (Pulaski County - Kenneth (Cass County) Indiana
State(s): Indiana
Counties: Pulaski, Cass
Longitude: -86.522417
Latitude: 40.903611

Driving Directions

1- Located at the corner of Logan and Main Streets in Winamac. This is the downtown Winamac trailhead and gathering point for many trail events. The sidewalk leads from the shelter to the trail. There are restrooms, electricity under the shelter and a public parking lot nearby with spaces for at least 30 vehicles

2- Winamac Trailhead

In Pulaski County, from US 35 at the south edge of Winamac to Pulaski County Rd 150 S., turn west. Trail-head and parking are immediately on the south side of the county road 150 S. Four parking spots available.

3- At Star City,

From US 35, turn south onto 250 E, then west on Key St. Follow Key St west to the corner of Key and Railroad St. Parking is on the west side of the trail-head off of Railroad St.

4- Royal Center Parking

From US 35 N on the south side of Royal Center, turn west onto Kramer St (across from Pioneer School Administration Building) Trail-head and parking are west of the corner of Kramer St and the Panhandle Pathway. Six parking spots available.

5- South End Kenneth Parking

On US 24, west of Logansport past France Park to Cass County Rd 600 West. Turn north and proceed on 600 West to the first stop sign. Turn right and proceed east on 50 North approximately 1/2 mile. The trail-head will be on your left. Three to four parking spots available.

Description

The Panhandle Pathway Trail is the 22 mile railtrail corridor running from Winamac in Pulaski County, almost to France Park (near Logansport) in Cass County. This corridor follows the old railbed of the Pennsylvania Railroad line i.e., the Panhandle Railroad and was purchased via the Federal Railbanking Program for the purpose of developing a trail for hiking, bicycling, and other non-motorized recreational uses.

The Panhandle Pathway follows the historic rail path through farmland, shady wooded areas, the beginning of the Wabash Valley, and across the Tippecanoe River, as well as across Mill Creek, Mud Creek, Indian Creek, Little Indian Creek and Crooked Creek. The trail provides views of farmland and a dedicated prairie preserve. The trail currently goes through the communities of Winamac, Star City, Thornhope and Royal Center on the ride south to the Kenneth (west of Logansport) cul-de-sac rest area. The Panhandle Pathway Trail is ideal for walking, hiking, running, biking and skating. Overall it is comfortably wide, smooth, and flat. There is a good mixture of open and shaded trail.

Well maintained by volunteers, the Panhandle Pathway Trail is a lovely rural experience with new things to see and hear every time you use it.

For more information:
https://www.panhandlepathway.org/
https://www.facebook.com/PanhandlePathway/

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Elevation Low Point: 610
Elevation High Point: 748
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2020

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
John Bawcum
President
Friends of the Panhandle Pathway, Inc
PO Box 153
Winamac, IN 46996
574 595 0819
[email protected]

Public Contact:
John Bawcum
President
Friends of the Panhandle Pathway Inc
PO Box 153
Winamac, IN 46996
(574) 595 0819
[email protected]

 

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