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Chichaqua Valley Trail

Distance: 20.5 miles Elevation: 441′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Bondurant, Valeria, Mingo, Baxter The Chicaqua Valley Trail begins near Bondurant and continues for 20 miles through some of Iowa’s most lovely small towns like Ira, Mingo and Valeria before reaching Baxter. If you’re into hiking, Ashton Wildwood Park is not to be missed when […]

Charles Western Recreational Trailway

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation: 115′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Charles City Charles City was originally a Winnebago Indian village but is today known as America’s Home Town. Featuring  a farmer’s market and multiple water sport activities right in the heart of the city along with the Charles Western Recreational Trail. […]

Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Distance: 51.6 miles Elevation: 747′ Route Type: Trail Surface:  Paved from Hiawatha to Center Point; Limestone from Center Point to LaPorte City; Paved from Laporte City to Evansdale Cities on Route: Cedar Falls, Evansdale, Hiawatha, Center Point, Urbana, LaPorte City, Gilbertville, Waterloo The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is part of the American Discovery Trail, the only trail for non-motorized use that reaches from […]

Cedar River Trail

Distance: 16.1 miles Elevation: 310′ Route Type: Trail Surface: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Hiawatha, Cedar Rapids, Ely Cedar River Trail is a 16.1 mile inter-city trail following the Cedar River. Beginning from the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in Hiawatha at the north end, the trail runs through the city of Cedar Rapids to end at […]

Cedar River Greenbelt & Harry Cook Trails

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation: 421′ Route Type: Trail Surface: Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Webster City, Osage The Cedar River Greenbelt is a trail network that includes the Cedar Valley and Harry Cook trails as well as Spring Park. A crushed limestone trail, the Cedar River Greenbelt travels 4 miles along the Cedar River from […]

Boone River Recreation Trail


Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation: 159′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Webster City Explore beautiful Hamilton County along the Boone River Recreational Trail, a 4.7 mile concrete paved trail meant for biking, walking, running and rollerblading. The trail begins on the north end in Webster City at Nokomis Park-Middleton Sports Complex and […]

High Trestle Trail


Distance: 32.5 miles Elevation: 596′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Ankeny, Madrid, Slater, Woodward High Trestle Trail is one of the most popular trails in Iowa – even for night riders. The main attraction is the 130 foot tall High Trestle Bridge, boasting the most well known rail trail art installation in the United […]

Ames Trail System

Distance: 55 miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Ames The Ames Trail System is a 55 mile long inter-city system made up of shared use paths, on-street bike lanes and bike friendly streets throughout the city. Ames itself is one of the most interesting cities in Iowa to […]

Wabash Trace

Distance: 64.8 miles Elevation: 1,796′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Shenandoah, Imogene, Strahan, Malvern, Council Bluffs The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame trail located in southwest Iowa in an area known as the loess hills. Found only in this part of Iowa, […]