Type: Rail Trail
Length: 26 miles
Grade - Gentle Grades
Q-Where is the trail located and how long does it run?
A-The trail runs 37 miles from Sibley, through Ocheydan, and Harris in Oceala County, Lake Park, Spirit lake, and ends just west Superior in Dickinson County.
The trails will be used for walking, biking, rollerblading, skating, and handicap accessible.
Q-What is the timeline for construction?
A-2015-->1st Segment was constructed in Spirit Lake that rerouted a section of the spine trail
2017-2018-->Renovation of 4 bridges and 5 culverts to preserve and prepare for the trail construction
2019-->1 mile of construction in Spirit Lake going west toward Highway 86
2020-2023-->Spirit Lake to Highway 86 that will connect with the West Okoboji Trail
2023-2028-->Construction from Highway 86 to Lake Park
Q-How can I donate to the rail trail?
Location - Where is this Trail?
Sites & Attractions
History of the Trail
This is the history of the rail trail.....The Railroad was first constructed as the Chicago and Northwestern railway in 1867. This railroad was said to be the first tracks across Iowa. The railway was the main way to get across the state until it merged with Union Pacific Railroad Co. in 1995. This railroad was soon abandoned and purchased by the Dickinson County Trails.
Planned Mileage: 11 miles -
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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Sep 11, 2020.