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Praeri Rail Trail

Distance: 9.5 miles Elevation: 108′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass Cities on Route: Roland, McCallsburg, Zearing A former railroad right-of-way between Zearing and Roland, the Praeri Rail Trail is a challenging track with a crushed limestone surface over portions of the trail as well as sections that are grass and dirt. […]

Fort Dodge Trails

Distance: 25 miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Cinder Cities on Route: Fort Dodge With 25 miles of trails to explore, the Fort Dodge Trail System is a great way to explore Fort Dodge as well as the natural surroundings. Trail heads are located in Snell-Crawford Park in Fort Dodge as well […]

Cedar Valley Trail System

Distance: 110+ miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Paved, Unpaved Cities on Route: Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson, Evansdale The Cedar Valley Trial system is run by the Cedar Trails Partnership and consists of over 110 miles of paved and unpaved trails, soft trails and emerging water trails. The system was named Iowa’s Outstanding Tourism […]

Des Moines Area Trails

Distance: 550+ miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Des Moines The Des Moines Area Trails consist of over 550 miles cycling including 170 miles of on-street cycle paths, which include 89.5 miles of bike lanes and shared markings, 23.2 miles of paved shoulders and 58 miles […]

Wapsi Great Western Trail

Distance: 13.4 miles Elevation: 128′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Elma, Riceville Picturesque northern Iowa is the setting for the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail, a rail trail that winds through rural countryside and featuring less than a mile of shared roadway. Riders will experience five biospheres on this route […]

Volksweg Trail

Distance: 10.9 miles Elevation: 671′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Pella The Dutch heritage of the Pella, Iowa area is apparent in the aptly named Volksweg Trail, which means people’s path in that language. Rolling along the scenic Lake Red Rock and all it has to offer in recreation, the trail […]

Trout Run Trail

Distance: 10.9 miles Elevation: 498′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Decorah The Trout Run Trail, an 11 mile loop trail around Decorah, Iowa, is one of the most fun recreational trails you’ll experience in Iowa and part of the reason is Decorah itself. Nestled among rolling hills in the beautiful Oneota […]

Three Rivers Trail

Distance: 33.3 miles Elevation: 272′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Rolfe, Humboldt, Eagle Grove The Three Rivers Trail is named after the three rivers it travels along; the west fork of the Des Moines River, the Boone River, which it crosses and the east fork of the Des Moines River. With […]

T-Bone Trail

Distance: 19.7 miles Elevation: 102′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Audubon, Exira, Hamlin The American Discovery Trail includes the 21 mile T-Bone Trail, which runs through Audubon and Cass County, Iowa. Don’t miss Albert the Bull Park just north of the trail head in Audubon, featuring a classic roadside landmark, the […]