Rail-Trails Iowa & Missouri: The definitive guide to the state's top multiuse trails

Rail-Trails Iowa & Missouri: The definitive guide to the state's top multiuse trails

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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Whether you're looking for a trail for a leisurely stroll, a bike ride with the family, or something a bit more challenging, you'll find it in this comprehensive trail guide highlighting the best, most highly rated trails in Rail-Trails Iowa and Missouri. Many of the trails were converted from unused railroad corridors to become some of the best multiuse rail-trails in the region. In this guidebook, experts from the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy present their list of 58 of the best trails and rail-trails in Iowa and Missouri.

Explore the region's history by hitting the Frisco Highline Trail, retracing a 35-mile route of Harry Truman's "Whistlestop" campaign. Readers can also meander along farmlands and forests on the 21-mile T-Bone Trail in Iowa.

In addition to details about each trail, Rail-Trails Iowa and Missouri provides information about trail amenities, including restrooms, parking facilities, and water fountains.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899978475
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication date: 04/17/2017
Series: Rail-Trails
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 902,737
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nationwide advocacy group whose one great mission is to protect America's irreplaceable rail corridors by transforming them into multiuse trails. The Conservancy is based in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

About Rails-to-Trails Conservancy iii

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 3

Iowa 6

1 Cedar Valley Lakes Trail 8

2 Cedar Valley Nature Trail 11

3 Chichaqua Valley Trail 15

4 Cinder Path 18

5 Clive Greenbelt Trail 21

6 Duck Creek Recreational Trail 24

7 Gay Lea Wilson Trail 27

8 Great Western Trail 31

9 Heart of Iowa Nature Trail 34

10 Heritage Trail 38

11 High Trestle Trail 42

12 Iowa Great Lakes Trail 46

13 Jordan Creek Trail 50

14 Mississippi River Trail (Riverdale to Davenport) 53

15 Neal Smith Trail 56

16 Pioneer Trail 60

17 Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail 61

18 Raccoon River Valley Trail 66

19 Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail 70

20 Sauk Rail Trail 73

21 Summerset Trail 76

22 Three Rivers Trail 79

23 Trolley Trail 82

24 Trout Run Trail 85

25 Volksweg Trail 8S

26 Wabash Trace Nature Trail 91

27 Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail 95

28 Waverly Rail Trail 99

29 Winnebago Trail 102

Missouri 106

30 Bear Creek Trail 108

31 Creve Coeur Park Trails 111

32 Frisco Greenway Trail 114

33 Frisco Highline Trail 117

34 Grants Trail 120

35 Katy Trail State Park 123

36 Line Creek Trail 127

37 Little Blue Trace Trail 130

38 Meramec Greenway Trail 133

39 MKT Nature and Fitness Trail 137

40 Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail 140

41 Riverfront Heritage Trail 143

42 Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park 147

43 St. Louis Riverfront Trail 150

44 Urban Trail 153

Index 157

Photo Credits 166

Support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 167

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