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34 Miles of "Off the Beaten Path" Beautiful Scenery through

           Eastern Hardin and Marshall Counties

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I.R.T.H. Commission from Hardin County and

T.R.A.I.L.S. Inc from the

City of Marshalltown

working together

to bring You...

"The" Destination

for Outdoor Recreation !!!

September 9, 2016

𝗜𝗼𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗣𝘂𝘀𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱, ð—¥ð—²ð—°ð—²ð—¶ð˜ƒð—²ð˜€ 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗮-𝗘𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗧𝘆𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁
𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻, 𝗜𝗼𝘄𝗮 (𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟲) -     

In The News....


September 13, 2016     The Barlow Challenge Eyes Several Local Initiatives

     - by Rick Patrie  Eldora Herald Ledger     

September 16, 2016

    -by Sara Konrad Baranowski   Times Citizen 

After many months of quiet work, the Hardin County Trails Commission is ready to ask the public for help. The group has been working diligently on planning and raising money for the Iowa River Trail Hardin project. Now, the group and the first phase of the trail will be one of four working to raise money as part of the fourth annual Barlow Family Foundation Community Challenge next month.     READ More...

FUN Links to Check Out!

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation


Please remember the trail is still CLOSED to the public to make the necessary repairs to make it safe!! 

September 21, 2016

-by Times Republican

Trails, Inc., recently passed another milestone in its effort to complete a 34-mile multipurpose recreation trail from Marshalltown to Steamboat Rock.A Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation challenge grant of $62,000 has been matched.Large and small donations came from citizens and businesses, coupled with a $30,000 allotment from the city of Marshalltown.  READ More...

the barlow foundation community challenge 2016
final totals
Donated $22,440   Matched $21,720
total raised  $44,160

October 10, 2016

On Friday and over the weekend if you were out and about, you may have noticed something new along the Iowa River Trail. Paving has started from 3rd Street to 12th Street in Marshalltown! We are very excited, it should be completed this week

October 18, 2016

A BIG Thank You to everyone that helped support us during the Barlow Foundation Community Challenge.  It was a huge success for us and so much fun to meet some of you during our fundraising events.

This trail is closer to getting a Great start because of you.  We'd love to have you continue to support this wonderful asset for all of our communities.  Please continue to watch our page here or our Facebook page for updates and volunteer opportunities.  We  would love to have You help us in making this real.

Missed a Jeep Tour?

    ....and wish you would have taken the time..

If you missed one of our recent Jeep tours and would like to see the trail, Click on Donate Now and make a Minimum $25 tax deductible donation towards this GREAT project and we'll line up a tour for you!

We would LOVE to share the Beauty with YOU!!!

November 21, 2016

         ï»¿              Once Again...WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

We need "YOUR" written Letter of Support by Thanksgiving or shortly after.  This will help tremendously with the $325,000 Federal Rec Trails grant that is due by December 1st.  

If you don't know what to is a template for you.  Just Click Here.

Please take a few minutes and continue supporting such a great cause!  If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot us a note at  Thank you!!!