The Comet Trail is built upon an abandoned right-of-way of the old Chicago Northwestern Railroad. It runs for 7 miles between the town of Conrad (City Park) and just east of Beaman, traversing a mostly rural landscape of farms, rolling prairie remnants and woodlands. The trail continues another 2.6 miles from Highway T45 (Aa Ave.) as the Wolf Creek Trail
, going to Gladbrook.
In Beaman you have to take a short detour along Market Street a few blocks to the other side of town, where you pick up the Comet Trail again. A spur trail will take you to Wolf Creek Recreation Area and camping in the park. Watch for wildlife through here.
Services are available in Conrad, Beaman and Gladbrook. The town of Beaman sponsors a Memorial Day fun run on the trail between town and Wolf Creek Recreation Area.
In Conrad park at the City Park near the swimming pool (Alma St. near Hawk Ave.). In Beaman park along Main Street.
This past spring the Grundy County Conservation Board approved the use of snowmobiles on the trail segment from Beaman to Conrad when sufficient snow fall is present.
The Comet Trail was constructed in the mid 1980's upon abandonment of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. The trail starts in Conrad at the Aquatic Center, and meanders south through town to where Wolf Creek crosses D-67 on the west side of Conrad. It's ...