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Hiking and Biking

Whether you want to enjoy the serenity of nature or experience the unique challenges of outdoor recreation, Iowa's beautiful trails will undoubtedly lead you on your journey. Regardless of your preference -- hiking, biking or cross country skiing, you will find trails in Iowa state parks and forests that suit your needs.


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Iowa State Parks Trails
A web based application has been developed to identify and map trails maintained in Iowa state parks. Utilizing this application on a mobile device will allow for navigation. By selecting each section of trail users can identify trail name, acceptable trail use and distance. The application utilizes the device's gps system and mobile data. Data service can be a limiting factor for this application.


Iowa Bike Maps, Statewide
Find printable transportation maps for bicyclists, as well as an interactive Iowa bike map on the Iowa Department of Transportation's website.


Iowa by Trail, Statewide
Iowa by Trail lets you explore 2,000+ miles of Iowa trails. Plan your route and find attractions along the way by visiting the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation's website.


American Trails, Nationwide
Search over 1,100 National recreation Trails within the American Trails' database, which is the World's largest online trails resource.


Recreational Trails Program
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The RTP provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for motorized and nonmotorized recreational trail uses. Learn more by visiting the U.S. Department of Transportation's website.

DNR Managed Trails
State Park Trail Maps
(found on individual park pages)

State Forest Trail Maps
(found on individual forest pages)

Accessibility Information
(for shared use trails)

Forest News