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Explore the best rated trails in Storm Lake, IA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Le Mars Recreational Trail and Holstein Community Trail. With more than 17 trails covering 145 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Sauk Rail Trail

beautiful!

August, 2022 by hillary29

What a great trail! We explored the trail over two days. We started in Lakeview and went down to Brenda for a really enjoyable 30ish mile day. This portion of the trail is in great condition and passes through some wildlife preserve, protected marsh land, and natural resource management areas. We saw an incredible amount of wildlife. Check out a little café called Kays for some homemade pie. For a second day we started at Brena and went down to Caroll, Iowa. This portion of Trail is not as good condition as the northern section. The views are really pretty and the greed is still there were so slight that it’s virtually flat. This portion of the trail has a lot of exposed areas that could be a bit of a challenge if there was a strong wind.

Russell White Nature Trail

Unique/ Mountain Bike Only

August, 2022 by meetings1

Neat backwoods all grass ‘trail.’ This is more of a hunters/outdoorsman’s path disguised as a trail however is definitely rideable on a mountain bike or hybrid if you air out a tad. Id suggest parking in Lanesboro near the town playground- ride south and back will make for a decent ride. There’s a turnout towards the south end… when you’re in the woods south of trestle where you can pick up some additional distance. This place is backwoods! You get to see all of what Iowa really is here: a melting pot of farmland, woods, the deep south, and the Wild West, hehe.

Union Bridge Trail

awesome

July, 2022 by allyn.dana

We ride this trail often. It starts at Little Sioux Park or there is a small parking lot in Correctionville. It isn’t a long trail but you go over the original rail Union Bridge over the river and around a lake and alongside the river in spots. It’s just a lovely interesting ride. They are currently working on the lake area.

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Three Rivers Trail

Trail is really great but could definitely use some more gravel in certain areas where the path is shaded and it doesn't get as much sun the sand can suck all the energy out of you. Of course that could just be in the Winter months.

December, 2021 by oh.its.just.jon

Trail is really great but could definitely use some more gravel in certain areas where the path is shaded and it doesn't get as much sun the sand can suck all the energy out of you. Of course that could just be in the Winter months.

Storm Lake Trail

Beautiful trail to ride right next to the lake and through parks. Most of the trail is on the sidewalk, but some is on a bike lane in the street (low traffic).

October, 2021 by brn2swm4eva

Beautiful trail to ride right next to the lake and through parks. Most of the trail is on the sidewalk, but some is on a bike lane in the street (low traffic).

Sauk Rail Trail

Great trail for folks in their 60's

September, 2021 by kcwyks_tl

We look for trail segments where we can ride 6-10 miles, then find a meal, then return to our car. The Breda-Carnarvon segment on the Sauk Rail Trail is one such ride. We parked our car on a shady street near the fairgrounds park in Breda. (Breda has at least one store where you can buy provisions) Got on the paved trail and rode 7 miles to Carnarvon, a segment with gentle grades and the bridge approaches are good. Just to the west of the trail in Carnarvon is a bar/cafe, that happened to have a lunch buffet on the day we were there. Its a great trail with well maintained right-of-way. An alternative would have been to ride to Carroll, eat, and return. Or if we had been more ambitious, to ride to Lake City and back. We'll do those rides next time.

Le Mars Recreational Trail

Le Mars Recreational Trail

September, 2021 by allyn.dana

This is a nice paved trail with a variety from fields to ball fields to more residential areas to city parks. It isn’t super well marked so having this app helped tremendously. The trail actually extends past 24th to C38 so if you go to the end it’s actually a little longer than stated. Worth the ride!

Puddle Jumper Trail

Beautiful

August, 2021 by hoffman9

Very peaceful and beautiful. Short, but nice. Only 4 stars b/c the crushed rock can be soft and uneven in places.

Puddle Jumper Trail

Beautiful

August, 2021 by hoffman9

Very peaceful and beautiful ride. Only a couple miles, but very nice. The reason for only 4 stars is that the crushed rock makes a soft and somewhat uneven riding surface.

Three Rivers Trail

still a well-kept secret!

July, 2021 by jvjovette

We only walked a bit of the trail, but saw no one on it the whole 30-45 min we were on it.

Laurens Prairie Preservation Trail

Great short trail

July, 2021 by jvjovette

Took our 6-month-old puppy on a summer, Monday, mid-afternoon. Met one walker and one bicycler. It was mostly quiet and mostly shady with benches along the way. It is near a highway, but far enough away and within a speed zone, so even semis were not a challenge. A nice walk on a basically flat trail.

Iowa Great Lakes Trail

They have added about 3.75 miles to the west of the trail from Hyvee in Spirit Lake west to Vick's Corner on Highway 86.

July, 2021 by lillepad

They have added about 3.75 miles to the west of the trail from Hyvee in Spirit Lake west to Vick's Corner on Highway 86.

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