Type: Rail Trail

Length: 12 miles

Surface: Paved


Awesome Shape

Grade - Gentle Grades



From Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (Aug 2022)

The development of this trail extension, connecting Monroe, Prairie City and Mitchellville, is part of the long range goal of linking Saylorville Lake north of Des Moines with Lake Red Rock and Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. 

The segment between Monroe and Prairie City was completed in August 2022 and is now open to the public! More funding is needed to complete the segment connecting Mitchellville and Prairie City.

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Location - Where is this Trail?

The Red Rock Prairie Trail runs a on former rail corridor from Monroe to the Mitchellville city limits.


Sites & Attractions

Future connection plans
- From the West - connect Mitchellville with the Gay Lea Wilson Trail linking to the Des Moines Metro Trails and Saylorville Lake
- From the East - connect Monroe with the Volksweg Trail near Pella

History of the Trail

The segment between Monroe and Prairie City was completed in August 2022.

Future Plans

Planned Mileage: 4 miles - The segment between Monroe and Prairie City was completed in August 2022.


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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Nov 29, 2022.

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