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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

๐—œ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ,
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ-๏ปฟ๐—˜๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ง๐˜†๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜
๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป, ๐—œ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ (๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿต, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ) - The TRAILS group has met the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation challenge grant of $62,000. Donations came from local citizens and businesses, with $30,000 coming from the City of Marshalltown.
This money is being used in the development of a trailhead and connecting the trail from Wilson Circle to the community YMCA-YWCA area. โ€œThe development of the Iowa River Trail is another example of the hometown Iowa quality of living that we are so proud to have in Marshalltown. Our community met the challenge grant with great enthusiasm!โ€ said Karn Gregoire, Executive Director for Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation.     READ More...

In The News....


The Iowa River Trail-Hardin is excited to announce that we were recently chosen as a participant in the Barlow Family Foundation Community Challenge!! The Community Challenge will begin on October 3rd and end on October 17th.

Come have some FUN with Us!!!

Saturday October 15, 2016

Sneak Peek Fat Bike

Breakfast Ride

OR...come along๏ปฟ for a walk!


8am-10am Breakfast

Event starts at the Washington Square Shelter house in Steamboat Rock

CLICK Here for Event Flyer

Sundays October 9 & 16 , 2016

Sneak Peek Trail Tours

1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm

Call Thrivent Financial at
641/858-2050 to reserve your spot

Minimum Gifts of $25 or more per person to attend each event. Gifts up to $100 per person will be matched by the Barlow Family Foundation.

September 13, 2016     The Barlow Challenge Eyes Several Local Initiatives

     - by Rick Patrie  Eldora Herald Ledger   

HARDIN COUNTY โ€“ The Barlow Family Foundation is in the fourth-year of its matching funds challenge and three of the four projects standing to benefit in 2016 are addressed to this part of the county. The fundraising window will take place from October 3-17 and include four area groups that were recently chosen by the Barlow board. Featured this year will be the Hardin County Sheriffโ€™s Office, the Hardin County Trail Commission, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and the Iowa Falls Alden FFA.     READ More...

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...