The Ringgold Trailway connects the eastern edge of the small city of Mount Ayr with Poe Hollow County Park, a little less than 2 miles away. The trail was built on a former railroad right-of-way, and a caboose rests at the western end of the trail as a reminder of this fact. The Ringgold Trailway is surrounded by dense tree cover for its entire route. Be sure to check out Poe Hollow County Park, which is a popular recreational area in southern Iowa.
Motor vehicles are prohibited along the entire length of the trail.
Parking and Trail Access
There is a gravel parking lot located at the Ringgold Trailway's western endpoint in Mount Ayr off of US 169. Another small gravel lot is located at the trail's eastern endpoint on County Road P54. Alternatively, park at Poe Hollow County Park on State Route 2 and take a short walk or ride to the Ringgold Trailway.
Change in surface
"The Ringgold Conservation Commission has recently ""updated"" the surface of the first mile on the trailway with asphalt. It's not as much fun for me personally, but that has helped increase traffic on the trail, which is the point of trails in the first ...