Tag Archives: 11-20 miles

Summerset Trail

Distance: 11 miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Indianola, Carlisle A peaceful ride through wide open spaces, shady tree lined corridors and wetland river bottom, the Summerset Trail winds from Carlisle to Indianola. These two communities are very welcoming to trail users, providing helpful signs and directions to local […]

Siouxland Trails

Distance: 12+ miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Sioux City The Sioux City River Trail System links four trails in the Sioux City Area and spans for over 12 miles. Featuring spectacular views of the area’s rivers, the River’s Edge Gateway 2000 Trail begins at Riverside Park, which […]

Rock Creek Recreational Trail

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Distance: 18.3 miles Elevation: 832′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Grinnell A fully paved 18 mile ride that leads to Rock Creek State Park via downtown Grinnell, Iowa, the Rock Creek Recreational Trail boasts low traffic, low climbs as well as beautiful scenery. Get an early start with your favorite hot […]

Clear Lake and Mason City Trails

Distance: 13 miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Clear Lake, Mason City The Clear Lake and Mason City Trails include the 7.5 mile Trolley Trail plus three trails in and around Mason City. The Trolley Trail, with trail heads in Clear Lake and Mason City, is mostly rural […]

Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail

Distance: 19.1 miles Elevation: 394′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Cresco, Ridgeway, Conover, Calmar Spanning 19 miles from Cresco to Calmar, the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail passes through some lovely Iowa farmland as well as the small communities of Conover and Ridgeway. A former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad […]

Pioneer Trail

Distance: 12.9 miles Elevation: 178′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Holland, Grundy Center, Morrison, Reinbeck Following Black Hawk Creek for most of its 13 mile route, the Pioneer Trail is formed on a former rail line that used to connect the towns of Holland and Reinbeck. The trail was named […]

Park to Park Trail

Distance: 13 miles Elevation: 146′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Creston The Park to Park Trail, so named for its trailheads at McKinley Park in Creston and Green Valley State Park to the north, is a paved multi-use trail for approximately five miles. When the trail continues around Green Valley Lake, […]

Ottumwa Trail System

Distance: 15 miles Elevation: 184′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Ottumwa Providing an ultra-scenic north-south route that takes advantage of the picturesque Des Moines River, the Ottumawa Trail System is full of activities, sights and scenery. Don’t miss Gray Eagle Wildlife Preserve at the southern end of the trail, where parking […]

Old Creamery Trail

Distance: 15.4 miles Elevation: 284′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Gravel Cities on Route: Dysart, Garrison, Vinton The Old Creamery Trail is just as picturesque as it sounds; traversing through Iowa’s farming communities among cultivated fields and farmland. With plenty of shady, mature trees, this former railroad bed is easy to ride […]

Mississippi Riverfront Trail

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation: 120′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Davenport, Bettendorf Featuring two of the Quad Cities, Bettendorf and Davenport, the Mississippi Riverfront Trail stays true to its name and follows the banks of the Mississippi River as it winds through Davenport’s Centennial Park, through Modern Woodmen Park, home […]