Raccoon River Valley Trail Inducted into Rails to Trails Hall of Fame
The Rails to Trails Conservancy in 2007 began recognizing exemplary rail-trails around the country through its Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame trails have been selected based on merits such as scenic value, high use, trail and trailside amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance of facility, community connections and geographic distribution.
In 2021 the Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT) was the 35th trail to be inducted into the Rails to Trail Conservancy Hall of Fame. Trails inducted into the Hall of Fame receive a variety of honors, including special signage to place along their trails, a Trail of the Month feature and a highlight in Rails to Trails magazine.
In 2021, the Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT) became the 35th U.S. trail to be inducted into the Rails to Trail Conservancy Hall of Fame. More than 38,000 national public votes were cast in the contest, a record-breaking number of votes for the event. RRVT garnered approximately 16,000 votes, 42% overall, besting trails from Delaware and New Hampshire.
Below is a link to the RRVT trail of the month story
Adel's lighted bridge along the Raccoon River Valley Trail | Courtesy Adel Partners Chamber
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association relies on the support of individuals and organizations to keep our historic trail in good shape. Our partners and sponsors understand the value of having scenic, historical and nationally recognized opportunities for Iowans and tourists to enjoy our state while supporting our local businesses. We hope you'll consider joining us by partnering with us financially as a friend or sponsor!