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GET IN
THE  LOOP!

72-mile loop within 89 miles of paved trail
14 Iowa communities 
Naturally unique experiences

89 

MILES OF PAVED TRAIL

14

IOWA COMMUNITIES

45

RESTAURANTS

350K

VISITORS / YEAR
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Announcements

The August 17 Grand Opening of the RRVT to the High Trestle (extension of the High Trestle from Woodward to Perry) Connect has been postponed.  
 

The contractor for the project has informed the Dallas County Conservation Board that due to several issues the extension will not be completed by August 15 as originally planned.  This is of course a disappointment to many.  The contractor is now hopeful that the extension will be completed by Labor Day.  A new date for the opening has not been established yet.  Please check this website for updates.  

Raccoon River Valley Trail Closure

The Raccoon River Valley Trail Lighted Bridge that crosses the Raccoon River on the east side of Adel will be closed for bridge rehabilitation, which includes: deck, railings, and infrastructure upgrades along with some bridge approach paving. This work will begin possibly as early as July 22, 2024. It is anticipated that this work will require the bridge to be closed up through approximately mid-October. During this closure, there will be no access across this bridge.

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IOWA'S CLAIM TO TRAIL FAME

Nationally recognized as an exceptional rails-to-trails conversion, the Raccoon River Valley Trail features a 72-mile loop within 89 miles of multi-use recreational trail. As the longest paved loop trail in the nation, it connects 14 central Iowa communities to offer outdoor recreationists a unique experience with every visit.

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IT'S TIME TO GET IN THE LOOP!

Whether you're a biking or running enthusiast, or you're looking for new ways to enjoy Iowa's beautiful landscapes with your family, the Raccoon River Valley Trail invites you to get in the loop of Iowa's most unique trail experience!

THINGS TO DO

With 89 miles of trail, 14 communities, and a diverse mix of natural views, there is something for every recreationist! Check out unique opportunities each town has to offer or take a look at our sample itineraries for ideas to help plan your next trip through the Loop!

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