Type: Urban Trail
Length: 17 miles
Most of the trail surface is crushed stone, but there are about 2.5 miles total of concrete surface in four different locations. A 0.8-mile on-road segment follows Mint Boulevard (a gravel road) southward from Lamson Woods toward the trail section that parallels US 34. Other trails, such as the 7.5 miles in Jefferson County Park, connect to the Fairfield Loop Trail.
Grade - Gentle Grades
Circle around Fairfield on our sixteen-mile-long trail. In fact, we think of it as a long, narrow linear park, with a variety of adventures to see and do along the way.
Facebook Icon With such a variety of terrain (prairies, woodlands, lakes, wetlands), and connections to many city and county parks, it is an experience unlike most trails.
Location - Where is this Trail?
There are numerous access points and places to park all along the loop.
Sites & Attractions
The most spectacular feature of the trail is the BNSF bridge over the railroad tracks near Walton Lake. The bridge features 171 ceramic tiles created by high school art students, which are inset into the bridge's concrete curb. Many small bridges, some with artistic enhancements, cross brooks on the Fairfield Loop Trail.
History of the Trail
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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Nov 12, 2014.