Tag Archives: Paved

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 […]

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 […]

North Ridge Trail

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation: 206′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Coralville, North Liberty Home to over 20 miles of trails,  this area is a cyclist’s destination that isn’t to be missed when exploring Iowa. Featured among the trails is the North Ridge Trail, opened in North Liberty 1998 and connected […]

Neal Smith and John Pat Dorrian Trails

Distance: 29.4 miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Des Moines Combining the 26 mile Neal Smith Trail and the 3.4 mile John Pat Dorrian Trail connected two of the most well used portions of the trail system in and around Des Moines. A safe, scenic route from Saylorville Lake […]

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 […]

Mahaska Community Recreation Trail

Distance: 13.2 miles Elevation: 408′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Oskaloosa The first few feet of the Mahaska Community Recreation Trail were poured in 1999 and today it is over 13 miles long and enjoyed by many residents and visitors alike. A ten foot wide loop trail around Oskaloosa, the trail […]

Linn Creek Greenbelt Parkway

Distance: 8.1 miles Elevation: 54′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt Cities on Route: Marshalltown Beloved by the residents of Marshalltown, the Linn Creek Recreational Trail runs right through the heart of the city but never more than shouting distance from Linn Creek or the Iowa River. The trail offers a diverse landscapes that includes […]

Le Mars Recreational Trail

Distance: 6.9 miles Elevation: 120′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Le Mars Le Mars is known as the ice cream capital of the world, which in our book makes it worth a visit anyway. Add in the scenic beauty of the 9 mile Le Mars Recreation Trail and you have a splendid weekend away. […]

Lamoni Recreational Trail

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation: Unknown Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Concrete Cities on Route: Lamoni It’s convenient to hop on the Lamoni Rail-Trail right from the Iowa Gateway Welcome Center, located on Exit 4 on Interstate 35. From there, riders will tour downtown Lamoni and continue to the north and west through the Iowa countryside […]