Tag Archives: Partially Paved

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 […]

Sac and Fox Trail

Distance: 7.4 miles Elevation: 111′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Cedar Rapids A beautiful trek along the Cedar River and Indian Creek, the Sac and Fox Trail is just over 7 miles of mostly level, primarily crushed limestone surface. This trail is popular with cyclists as well as cross […]

Rolling Prairie Trail

Distance: 32.7 miles Elevation: 263′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Allison, Clarksville, Shell Rock Traveling through quintessential prairie land in the Iowa counties of Franklin, Butler, Bremer and Fayette, the Rolling Prairie Tri-County Trail System connects several small towns and two state parks. Featuring a natural canopy of mature […]

Kewash Nature Trail

Distance: 13.8 miles Elevation: 153′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete If you combine the cities this trail begins and ends in, Keota and Washington, you get the name; the Kewash Nature Trail. This 14 mile trail through beautiful prairie lands and wooded scenery has plenty to see. Keep an eye out for wild blackberries […]

Jefferson County Trail System

Distance: 16.2 miles Elevation: 538′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Fairfield Forming a 16 mile loop trail around Fairfield, Iowa and connecting two major forest preserves plus city and county parks, the Jefferson County Trail System fondly calls this the “emerald necklace”. An ever changing landscape of wooded […]

Hoover Nature Trail

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation: 124′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Cedar Rapids, Ely, Oasis, West Branch The Hoover Nature Trail is a shared-use trail with sections in different stages of development. The most complete sections include those near Ely, West Branch, Nichols, Columbus Junction and Morning Sun. The Hoover Nature Trail […]