Ottumwa Trail System

The Ottumwa Trail System provides a scenic north-south route along the Des Moines River through the center of Ottumwa. Along the way, trail-goers can enjoy many of the city’s natural treasures, including Gray Eagle Nature Preserve, Turkey Island and Ottumwa Park. At the southern end of the trail, parking is available at the Gray Eagle Wildlife Reserve. Mid-trail, a trailhead and parking is available from the Bridge View Center on Church Street near the Market Street bridge. The trail is 16 miles and the surface is asphalt/limestone.