Comet Trail

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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.

Parking and Trail Access

In Conrad park at the City Park near the swimming pool (Alma St. near Hawk Ave.). In Beaman park along Main Street.


Good trail for out and back

   April, 2016 by gim820

This was my first time on the Comet Trail and won't be the last. Grundy County Conservation Board does a good job with this trail. I started in Gladbrook (Wolf Creek Trail - WCT) and joined up to the Comet Trail about 2 miles west of Gladbrook. The WCT more

Snowmobiling on Comet Trail

   June, 2009 by dctrail

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. read more

Comet Trail

   December, 2008 by dctrail

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 more