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Park at the Iowa Gateway Welcome Center (Exit 4 on I-35), at Central Park (behind the library off Main St./US 69) or at Liberty Hall (1138 W Main St.). Parking is available on the campus of Graceland University but restrictions may apply.
My son and I just started riding trails. This was our first day and we enjoyed this trail. We liked the different scenery. I really enjoyed riding through the tree shaded areas and the pasture area. Being it was our first time there we did get a little confused as to where the trail went when we got in town. We watched another bicyclist and figured it out.I definitely recommend this trail.
While the view is very nice; the trail itself is poor for biking on as it's concrete and not clear of debris. The concrete is broken in several places, and poorly patched with asphalt in other places. Low hanging branches obscuring half the trail as well as leaves, twigs and large puddles of water make it dangerous in places. The worst danger though is the people walking in the middle of the path and failing to move aside when passing or failing to curb their dogs! As it is, it's a poorly maintained nature walk and dangerous for bikers and runners.
Definitely hit this trail as a break from a long road trip on I-35. The flat, paved trail starts east of Lamoni, goes past Graceland College, through downtown, and then enters its most picturesque stretch west of town. Here it meanders through a working field, past a nice small lake and terminates at the historic Liberty Hall. The trail is in excellent condition. There is a nice coffee shop a few blocks off the trail in the center of town.
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