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Summerset Trail

The Summerset Trail runs 11 miles on an asphalt surface from Carlisle to Indianola, The trail follows the route of an abandoned rail line and passes through rolling hills and wetland river bottom as it winds from town to town. In the middle sits the village of Summerset on the south bank of the Middle […]

Storm Lake Trail

The Storm Lake Bike Trail is a 5 mile network linking new pathways, existing sidewalks and low-traffic streets to provide a pleasant, safe trail system for walkers, joggers, bikers and others. The trail connects the town of Lakeside at the east end of Storm Lake with the subdivision of Emerald Park at the west end, […]

Solon Trail

The Solon–Lake Macbride Recreation Trail runs for 5 miles between the scenic state park and the town of Solon to the east. The popular trail is perfect for cycling or walking and skiing or snowmobiling in the winter. The trail winds along the northern shore of Lake Macbride among both wooded and open green spaces. […]

Siouxland Trails

The Sioux City River Trail System is 12 plus miles, linking four trails in the Sioux City area. The surface is asphalt/concrete and offer users scenic views along the area’s great rivers. River’s Edge Gateway 2000 Trail begins in Riverside Park, which contains the Siouxland Youth Sports Complex and the Riverside Family Acquatic Center. Trail […]

Sauk Rail Trail

The Sauk Rail Trail begins and ends at two beautiful state parks, Swan Lake State Park and Blackhawk State Park, both of which contain lakes with many recreational activities. Its 33 miles consist of natural prairies, wetlands, farmland and timber areas and is mostly built on abandoned rail bed. The 13-mile mid-section of the trail […]

Sac and Fox Trail

The Sac and Fox trail was designated as Iowa’s first National Recreation Trail in 1975. Constructed and maintained by the Cedar Rapids Parks Department, the 7 plus mile long trail is relatively level and broad with a pressed limestone surface. About half of the trail is in the Indian Creek Valley, where walkers encounter a deep […]

Rolling Prairie Trail

The Rolling Prairie Trail is a 12 mile asphalt/limestone trail connect Allison, Clarksville, and Shell Rock. Newly paved, the trail features a nice mix of natural canopy and scenic bridges. The Allison trail head is at Wilder Park just off Highway 3. The Clarksville trail head is located at Volunteer City Park on the city’s […]

Raccoon River Valley Trail


The Raccoon River Valley Trail is an 89 mile trail with 72-mile interior loop, and a surface of concrete and asphalt. The original trail was from Clive to Jefferson, passing through Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Lindon, Panora, Yale, Herndon, and Cooper. The “North Loop” of the Raccoon River Valley Trail was completed and opened in 2013, […]