Type: Rail Trail

Length: 34 miles

Surface: Mix



Grade - Gentle Grades



The Iowa River Railroad Trail concept is a unique opportunity to connect a 34-mile stretch of trail to the Trans American Discovery Trail. Towns like Albion, Liscomb, Union, Gifford, Eldora and Steamboat Rock will see significant usage by travelers from all over the world, similar to the Appalachian Trail. This is why the city of Marshalltown is interested enough in this project that it has agreed to partner with Hardin County in this endeavor.

More info at Hardin County Trails

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Planned Mileage: 34 miles -


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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Nov 23, 2020.

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Iowa River's Edge Trail Ribbon Cutting

1 Saturday Oct 2022
  • Eldora, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    586

Marshmallow XXXV

14 Saturday May 2022
  • Marshalltown, IA
  • Road
  •    1,316

72 Hours of Sterile Iowan

7 Friday Aug 2020 - 9 Sunday Aug 2020
  • Alden, IA
  • Gravel
  •    2,931

Sterile Iowan 100 or 200 (Still ON LIKE DONKEY KONG)

29 Friday May 2020 - 31 Sunday May 2020
  • Alden, IA
  • Gravel
  •    5,276

FIRFAR II: Eldora Strikes Back

24 Sunday Nov 2019
  • Eldora, IA
  • Fat Bike
  •    2,315

FIRFAR-Fantastic Iowa River Fatbike Adventure Ride

6 Sunday Jan 2019
  • Steamboat Rock, IA
  • Fat Bike
  •    2,279

Iowa River Trail Ribbon Cutting and Ride

19 Saturday May 2018
  • Steamboat Rock, IA
  • Other
  •    3,856

CANCELLED Greenbelt Fat Bike Frenzy***CANCELLED

28 Saturday Jan 2017
  • Iowa Falls, IA
  • Fat Bike
  •    7,611

Iowa River Trail Sneak Peak Breakfast Ride

15 Saturday Oct 2016
  • Steamboat Rock, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    4,238

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