Type: Rail Trail

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Grade - Flat



“This really connects the Tedesco Research Park to go down to the Heart of Iowa trail,” said Supervisor Lauris Olson at the meeting. “You’ve got to get on some public roads, but it’s still a connection.” Mike Cox Story country conservation board director. Feb 2020

The addition of the pavement will create various points of accessibility and connectivity to the Heart of Iowa Trail and High Trestle Trail.

“You can obviously loop back north at R-38 and head back to Ames, or you can turn south use those R-38 bike lanes and head down to the Heart of Iowa Trail and High Trestle Trail,” says Ryan Weimold, parks superintendent with Story County Conservation. “Just looking at it from a countywide landscape level, that connectivity is really important to provide those options and connect those communities.”

The addition of connector can also play a part in the Great American Rail Trail, a multi-use 3,700-mile trail that will run across 12 states which includes both the Heart of Iowa Trail and High Trestle Trail.

Location - Where is this Trail?

A future connector trail between the Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor, the 37-acre park located at the Iowa State University Research Park and R-38 (highway that has bicycle lanes and connects to Heart of Iowa Trail)


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Future Plans

Planned Mileage: 2.5 miles - This is bringing that project forward now, and it would essentially pave 2 1/2 miles of new trail.


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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Feb 16, 2020.

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