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Iowa’s Cedar Valley Nature Trail | Photo by Liz Zabel, courtesy GO Cedar Rapids

Learn about trails in Iowa including top trails, trail statistics, funding, projects and how you can get involved.

Top 10 Trails in Iowa video (2021)

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State Stats


total rail-trails


miles of rail-trails


current projects


miles of potential rail-trail

17.8 M

Available Funds in the State

US Funds

FY23 Total Reserved for Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program (source: FHWA)​

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Learn about Transportation Alternatives funding in the state


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Great American Rail-Trail

The Great American Rail-Trail® is the nation’s first cross-country multiuse trail, stretching more than 3,700 miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington State.

Iowa’s High Trestle Trail | Photo by TrailLink user jguttormsson

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