Wabash Trace Nature Trail

4.33 out of 5
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Trail Description
About this trail
The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is one of Iowa's premier trails. Stretching
more than 62 miles through southwest Iowa, the Wabash Trace is a
converted railroad right-of-way that runs from Council Bluffs on the north to
Blanchard on the Iowa/Missouri border. Biking, hiking, cross-country skiing
and even horseback riding on the equestrian trails that parallel parts of the
trail are some of the great ways to experience the Wabash Trace. User fee
required: $1.00/day or $10.00/year.
Trail Description: Former railroad corridor converted to a multi-use trail; trail
width 10 feet, corridor width 100 feet.
Parking & Trail Access: Council Bluffs, Mineola, Silver City, Malvern, Imogene,
Shenandoah, Coin, and Blanchard
added by Steve_MorganBunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (3)


June 14, 2018
Review: Crushed limestone. Better maintained closer to Council Bluffs. A lot of use, especially on Thursday evenings so avoid if you don't like crowds. Easy ride, shaded, beginner skill level needed.


November 21, 2016
Scott737 Doubletrack  
Review: It's relatively easy and perfect for scenic countryside view. Even though I'm intermediate level, I still enjoy this trail a lot.

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March 14, 2012
Dank1985 Granny Gear  
Review: Easy ride. Relaxing. The horse trails on the side are good for short spurts of off roadness. Taco ride, of course, is a favorite.

* Review edited 3/15/2012

Wabash Trace Nature Trail MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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