Existing Trails

Pottawattamie County already has many miles of trails for biking, hiking, walking, jogging, horseback riding, and paddling. Omaha Metro Trails – Council Bluffs’ trails connect with Omaha and surrounding communities across the river via the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail – The Wabash is a former railroad line consisting of crushed limestone for bicycling, walking, and running.

City of Council Bluffs Trails – Many miles of paved trails throughout the city.

Pottawattamie County Conservation – County conservation areas provide hiking, camping, and other outdoor recreation opportunities.

Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail  – This 3.8-mile trail goes through a wetland, prairie habitat, and a woodland.

West Nishnabotna River Water Trail – The only state-designated water trail in Southwest Iowa is open to canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and tanking from Avoca to Macedonia with accesses at each community in between.

Trails Have Our Respect (THOR) – Dirt Trail Advocates of Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.

Iowa by Trail – Iowa by Trail App, which includes all kinds of trails

Iowa Bikeways – trails, road bikeways, singletrack, and gravel bicycling

Iowa Bicycle Map – from Iowa DOT; shows paved and unpaved bicylce trails, shared-use trails, bike lanes, sidepaths, paved shoulders, and bicycle-friendly roads


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