Tag Archives: Paved

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Storm Lake Trail

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation: 107′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Storm Lake Nearly five miles following the north shore of Storm Lake, this trail features a network of pathways, low traffic streets and an overall safe, pleasant recreational area for cyclists, runners and walkers. On the east end of Storm Lake, […]

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 […]

Sauk Rail Trail

Distance: 34.5 miles Elevation: 593′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Breda, Carroll Capped at each end by a state park, the 33 mile paved Sauk Rail Trail is one of the top rated trails in Iowa. The north end begins in Lake View and includes a unique arch made of […]

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 […]

Raccoon River Valley Trail

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Distance: 92.8 miles Elevation: 1,624′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Clive, Jefferson, Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Perry, Minburn, Yale The ultimate Iowa experience on a bike, the Racoon River Valley Trail is a 90 plus mile span with a 72 mile interior loop, consisting of woodland vistas, prairie landscapes, thriving […]