Type: Nature Trail
Length: 12 miles
Smooth asphalt, crushed limestone, and on-road portions
Grade - Gentle Grades
Deep, rugged woodlands, Sheer limestone bluffs, Numerous river outlooks, Interpretive sites, Gently sloping grade, and working farms make this trail not only fun to ride, but it filled with spectacular views too.
The planned trail is approximately 20 miles and
will extend from downtown Burlington to Big Hollow Recreation
Area in northern Des Moines County. Once completed, the trail
will connect the Mississippi River Trail, downtown Burlington, the Port
of Burlington, Riverside Park, Starr's Cave Park & Preserve, Thye
Woods Habitat Preserve, Historic Zion School, and Big Hollow Recreation
Area through the Flint River Valley. The trail will be primarily
separated from roadways for safety and enjoyment of the users.
Hours- Sunrise to Sunset
Location - Where is this Trail?
Burlington is the county seat of Des Moines County, Iowa, United
States and is located in the South East side of Iowa along the Illinois border.
Sites & Attractions
There is plenty to do in Burlington! Just ask Google!
History of the Trail
This project began
as part of the Great River Gateway Vision Iowa project, which is
providing funding for improvements to City of Burlington and Des Moines County
community and tourism attractions - including Big Hollow Recreation Area,
Burlington Public Library, Des Moines County Heritage Center,
Burlington Memorial Auditorium, Burlington Bees baseball (Community Field) and the Flint River Trail.
The City of
Burlington and Des Moines County have been working cooperatively to
complete all of these projects, including the Flint River Trail, which
will be the first significant multi-mile trail planned in Southeast
Planned Mileage: 8 miles - The trail is approx. 60% done as of Feb. 2014
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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Feb 15, 2014.