I.R.T.H. Commission from Hardin County and
T.R.A.I.L.S. Inc from the
City of Marshalltown
to bring You...
for Outdoor Recreation !!!
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
February 20, 2018
Iowa Bicycling Day at the Capitol
Iowa State Capitol · Des Moines
The Trail is now OPEN in certain areas...
In Marshalltown the trail is open for some 2.2 miles extending from the Ann Keyser Trailhead at Wilson Circle to the Summit Street Viaduct.
In Steamboat Rock a short section starting right South of county Hwy D35 heading West, over the river
Users can enjoy a variety of activities including:
Recreational Trail Etiquette
To promote a safe environment for all
trail users, we recommend:
* Avoiding putting yourself or others at risk
* Keeping dogs on a leash and cleaning up after them
* Passing other users on the left
* Showing courtesy & respect to other users at all times
* Using the right side of the pathway
* Yielding to wheelchairs, no matter who has the right of way
Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Iowa River Trail except for maintenance vehicles.
Equestrian use along the trail is prohibited.
mapped by the Iowa DOT
Engineering inspection of the wooden bridges in Marshall County shows that they will need to be replaced - there is hope that many in Hardin County can be rehabbed.
Here is a look at some of the bridges in Marshall County
The former rail corridor will create a trail between Steamboat Rock, loop between Pine Lake State Park
and Eldora and connect to Union, Liscomb, Albion and Marshalltown. It will also connect to the nearly 700-mile Central Iowa Trail system. Marshalltown is going to construct a 10' wide concrete trail starting from the very south point, approximately 7000' in length. With Hardin County starting clear on their North end. Hardin County's section will differ slightly from Marshalltown, in that it will be an 8' concrete trail with a 5' soft extended trail shoulder on one side and a 2' shoulder on the other. This will help to accommodate snowmobile usage in the winter and minimize maintenance issues on the concrete path.
May 9, 2018 NEA Press Release
May 9, 2018 City of Marshalltown -Arts-based Community Development Investment for Marshalltown.
September 28, 2018 Times-Republican Press Release
September 14, 2018 Eldora Herald-Ledger
Trail comes to life in 2018 Read More...
September 2018 Eldora Herald-Ledger by Rick Petrie
Iowa River Trail is now under construction
For four years, enthusiasts for a bike and recreation trail running the length of Hardin and Marshall Counties have been planning. This past12 months marked a big step into construction. Read More...
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We are hearing that some groups are working to change the allocation formula for the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, which was in place when Iowans passed the constitutional amendment in 2010 to create it. The 10% currently allocated to trails is in danger.
We know that trails are important quality of life amenities, provide economic development opportunities, safe places for physical activity and recreation. Legislators need to understand that there is significant demand for these facilities. They need to hear from Iowans that we want MORE investment in our trails system, not less.
This link: https://actnow.io/T5qPPvH will take you to an advocacy page with several pre-populated messages that show up to legislators. So, if you refresh the page, you will probably get a different message. We’re really encouraging people to localize their messages to legislators. Include trail projects in your communities that would benefit from trail funding or projects that have added to the vibrancy of your community because they exist. Tell your story.
Thank you for helping us get the word out and speaking up for trails. Please pass this email and link along to friends, colleagues, community members, business owner, trail users and more so that we can generate a real dialogue on the importance of trails.