Tag Archives: Unpaved

Praeri Rail Trail

Distance: 9.5 miles Elevation: 108′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass Cities on Route: Roland, McCallsburg, Zearing A former railroad right-of-way between Zearing and Roland, the Praeri Rail Trail is a challenging track with a crushed limestone surface over portions of the trail as well as sections that are grass and dirt. […]

Three Rivers Trail

Distance: 33.3 miles Elevation: 272′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Rolfe, Humboldt, Eagle Grove The Three Rivers Trail is named after the three rivers it travels along; the west fork of the Des Moines River, the Boone River, which it crosses and the east fork of the Des Moines River. With […]

Solon Trail

Distance: 10 miles Elevation: 252′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Solon With a 10 mile distance out and back, the Solon-Lake Macbride Recreation Trail includes scenery all along Lake Macbride as well as the quaint town of Solon. The west end of the trail begins in Lake Macbride State Park […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heart of Iowa Nature Trail

Distance: 21.3 miles Elevation: 383′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass Cities on Route: Slater, Cambridge, Maxwell You can’t get more classic than the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail, which winds along in a south westerly direction through beautiful farmland in the heart of Iowa. Riders will need a hybrid bike for this one, as […]

Cinder Path

Distance: 15.5 miles Elevation: 224′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Cinder, Crushed Stone Cities on Route: Chariton, Humeston The Cinder Path trail was Iowa’s first rail trail; a recreational trail that was converted from a railway bed. While you’ll want to take care using this trail due to the sometimes rough cinder and limestone surface, this 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 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 […]