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Park & Recreation

Raccoon River Valley Trail

Get some fresh air with a walk, jog, or bike down the Raccoon River Valley Trail! At only about 1 to 2 percent grade, the trail is relatively flat and easy to travel. The whole trail is 89 miles long and passes through 14 communities in 3 Iowa counties! Trail Map

Trail Fees

A user permit is required for all trail users 18 and over who are using the trail for walking, skiing, skateboarding, jogging, biking, snowmobiling, etc. Permits can be obtained online, at the office, by mail, or with envelopes available in the yellow tubes at the trailheads on the trail. Visit the Raccoon River Valley Trail Pass page for details about how to obtain your annual permit.

Annual permit: $10.00 per calendar year
Daily permit: $2.00 per trail user