Trout Run Trail is Iowa's latest and greatest paved recreational trail. The official grand opening of this 11-mile "loop" trail took place Sept. 2012. It circles around Decorah's most incredible, scenic spots. Expect to see natural bluffs, parks, bow string bridges, canoeing and fishing opportunities, farmland and wildlife. It's not uncommon to see a bunny or deer cross the path in front of you. (They love the trail too!)
The Decorah Fish Hatchery & Siewer Springs (pronounced Sie-ver) is an excellent location to load or unload for your afternoon on the trail. Here, your kids will giggle as they feed the fish at the hatchery (it's just $.25 for a handful of food.) Siewer Springs is also a great spot for picnics, family photos, trout fishing and bird watching.
Speaking of birds, while you're on the trail, look up! You'll see the famous Decorah Eagle's nest. Mom, Dad and baby eaglets live in this six-foot-wide nest weighing more than 750 pounds.
Numerous Handicapped accessible fishing points are located right along the trail plus easy-to-bike-to restaurants, gift shops and hotels.
Three beautiful art pieces are located along the trail among picnic shelters, benches, campgrounds and parks and even an ice cream shop! This trail has it all, come see for yourself!
Click here for an easy-to-print map
Click here for a map that includes elevation levels for each mile of trail
Click here for Google interactive map of the trail (still a work in progress)
Rules & Safety:
Click here for Decorah's safe bicycling tips.
*We love your pets, but please be sure to clean up after them! Thank you.
If you would like to make a donation to the Trout Run Trail please click here to print a gift form.