Pioneer Trail

The Pioneer Trail was named in recognition of pioneers who settled Grundy County in the 1850s, another example of Iowa’s rich heritage. This trail was once an active railroad bed that served as a vital link to the largely agricultural communities of Holland, Grundy Center, Morrison, and Reinbeck. Today the trail stretches for 12 miles from Reinbeck to Holland connecting these four towns and the surface is crushed and compacted limestone. Outdoor recreation activities include hiking, running, bike riding, and cross country skiing. There are eight conservation board areas that are easily accessible from the trail. These include the Holland Marsh, Wolfe Family Preserve, Shearn Park, Grundy County Heritage Museum, Buckles Wildlife Area, Gutknecht Park, Copley-Strohbehn Preserve, and the Reinbeck section of the Grundy County Greenbelt. Spend some time on the Pioneer Trail and enjoy all of nature’s treasures including wildlife and native vegetation. The Grundy County Greenbelt provides necessary habitat for a variety of animal and bird life, as well as native prairie vegetation.