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Raccoon River Valley Trail  (Iowa)
 

  The section from Herndon to Yale is now completed. The trail runs straight through from Jefferson to Clive and is about 57 miles long.  The trail runs through the Raccoon River Valley, and in close proximity to the Raccoon River. The first 4 or 5  miles of trail out of Jefferson are concrete and quite scenic. From then on, the trail is asphalt, and varies between virtually no trees to heavily wooded.  There are some fairly long stretches where there is a slight incline.  The trail user will see native Iowa  prairie, timber, and farmland.  This is a very nice trail, especially with it being paved.

  A 33-mile-long “North Loop,” will be added with much of the work happening in 2009 and 2010.    This would create a 72-mile “loop” trail that would be the longest paved loop trail in the nation.  The addition would bring the total miles of the RRVT to 89.

 
     
 
Raccoon River Valley Trail Information:
Dallas County Conservation Board
conservation@co.dallas.ia.us
515/465-3577
Guthrie County Tourism
gchv@netins.net
641/755-2989
Greene County Conservation Board
conservation@co.greene.ia.us
515/386-5674
 
 
A scenic bridge south of Jefferson Heading north from Panora Great view of the Raccoon River
     
 
Redfield Trailhead Judy from Redfield  
 
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