The Cattail State Trail runs for nearly 18 miles along an old railroad corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena, passing through the village of Turtle Lake in between. The trail traverses forests, farms, wetlands and remnants of prairie. The trailhead at Amery has restrooms and picnic areas, and wildlife is abundant throughout the area. From the end point in Amery, you can continue west on the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail
(no motorized vehicles).
The Cattail State Trail is open year-round to motorized uses, including ATVs, snowmobiles and UTVs (restrictions apply to the latter). Off-road motorcycles are allowed in Polk County only. The trail may be too rough and soft in places for both horseback riders and mountain bikes.
The trail is near US 8 in both Turtle Lake and Almena. In Turtle Lake, park behind the village hall. In Amery the trailhead is at SR 46 (Keller Ave.) near Baker St. W.
Awesome day with our new Can-Am Commander. Took it easy, break in period. Beautiful day and the color was great.