Trails


Franklin Grove Heritage Trail

East Belmond
Through the heart of Belmond, runs the Franklin Grove Heritage Trail. It offers nearly two miles of asphalt paved walking/biking trail with extensive landscaping and natural beauty. The trail which winds south, through a nicely wooded area and beautiful homes, will be extended for about one mile sometime in the near future. Franklin Grove Heritage Trail is in the process of being connected to PrairieLands Trail, north of the existing bike and walk path. The nearly one mile additionis currently under construction. The extension will eventually connect through the countryside and make its way to Mason City, making nearly 30 miles of biking and walking paths available. Prairie Lands Trail will be a limestone path.

Three Rivers Trail
Near Eagle Grove
The Three Rivers Trail, just northwest of Eagle Grove, travels along the West Fork of the Des Moines River. The historic trail offers visitors miles of uninterrupted woodlands, marshes, river valleys and open prairies. The trail is 33 miles long. Three Rivers Trail can be used for hiking, nature viewing, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.