Type: Nature Trail

Length: 2 miles

Surface: Unknown


Awesome Shape

Grade - Gentle Grades



Against all odds, Tripoli established a recreational trail from within their community to Sweet Marsh. 

The marsh is a 3000-acre wildlife area roughly 2 miles east of Tripoli. 

Tripoli residents are passionate about this trail, which starts at the community school using a shared road with 3rd Street and continue east out of Tripoli along Sweet Water Creek before meandering through the bird sanctuary forest
along Wapsipinicon River. 

A picnic area is proposed along the shady river bank of the Wapsipinicon River.

Click on any of the documents below to view more information for each part of the project.

Location - Where is this Trail?

The trail exists roughly 2 miles east of Tripoli. 


Sweet Marsh is a 3000-acre wildlife area with a bird sanctuary forest  along Wapsipinicon River. 

Sites & Attractions

Supporting projects for this trail include a welcome center and trailhead, picnic areas and a new park.  The old Guppy's building will be renovated into a welcome center at the trailhead.

History of the Trail

establioshed late 2016


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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Dec 13, 2016.

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