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Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
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Mountain Biking Grant Wood Trail

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#66 of 94 mountain bike trails in Iowa
#10,493 in the world

Unpaved rail-to-trail fire access road.

The Grant Wood Trail was acquired in late 2004 when gifted to the Conservation Board by the Linn County Trails Association. The 100 acre parcel is a former Milwaukee Road railroad right-of-way from Marion to Martelle, IA. Though not a contiguous 10 mile stretch, it does provide a nice 6 mile loop from Highway 13 on the west, going east for 3.25 miles and then back to the current trailhead.

​An underpass has been created under the four-laned Hwy. 13 to connect with new trails coming east out of Marion, with the goal of connecting into the existing trail system at Squaw Creek Park. Popular activities include walking, running, biking (grass & gravel), and nature study.

First added by blundar on Apr 25, 2016. Last updated Apr 23, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The Grant Wood Trail is located off of Hwy 13, near the intesection of Hwy 151. Parking is available on a small zone on each end of the western section provides for some off-road parking. - See more at: http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Linn/Park/Grant-Wood-Trail.aspx#sthash.Sp3Hzdi4.dpuf
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(on Jan 1, 1970)
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  • blundar
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    Very nicely maintained, unpaved, rail-to-trail with good views. Open year round for good fat biking also. Open up to 10 pm.

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