Recreational Trails and Biking

Recreational Trails and Biking

Within the last 5 years Winneshiek County has made tremendous strides when it comes to trails. The Prairie Farmer trail, was open for years, but with a crushed limestone surface, it was not ideal for many types of activities. In 2006 the 20-mile trail was asphalted, allowing for a great new surface for all types of bikers, runners and walkers.

The brand new Trout Run Trail 11-mile loop is finally completed and look at those jaws drop! Visitors from across the country are in awe as they enjoy the sites along the way. We are told every day, "We cannot believe how pretty it is here! We thought Iowa was flat!"

If you're up for more of a challenge, Decorah offers some of the best mountain biking trails in all of the Midwest. Numerous events and races are held here each year and a dedicated group of volunteers maintains the entire trail system, totaling more than 18 miles! The trails are open to bikers, hikers, cross country skiers and a few sections are open for horses.

Need a bike rental?
Decorah Bicycles, located downtown

Related Upcoming Events

February 2016
April 2016
  • Apr
    Annual Time Trials Mountain Biking | View Details Location: Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Iowas Longest Running Mountain Bike Event

    Contact: 563-382-0421

    DECORAH, IOWA is a town of 8,000 with 500 acres of park land, 20 miles of off-road biking trails, and home to the longest running mountain bike event in Iowa.  The 9.2 mile course winds through the rolling, wooded areas of the Decorah Parks System and includes lots of technical single track.

    Registration Starts at 10am

    ENTRY FEE:  $25 with $5 of this entry fee is designated for maintenance and improvements of mountain bike trails in the Decorah Parks System

    Attention Parents - Kids Time Trials!!
    Don't leave your kids at home--we also have a Kids Time Trials.

    • Helmets and bikes suitable for off-road terrain are required.

    Check out their website link below for more information and to register! 

    Take it to the extreme this spring with a 9.2mile off road biking event for adults and a 1.5 mile for kids! !

August 2016