Laurens Prairie Preservation Trail

Iowa

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Laurens Prairie Preservation Trail Facts

States: Iowa
Counties: Pocahontas
Length: 0.8 miles
Trail end points: Veterans Road and 450th Street (Laurens)
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015633
Trail activities: Bike, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Laurens Prairie Preservation Trail Description

The Laurens Prairie Preservation Trail runs for just under a mile along an old Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad line on the south side of town in the rural community of Laurens. The trail passes through an open corridor with scattered trees offering shade, with plentiful views of the scenic Iowa farm fields that surround the trail. The trail is open in spring after the snow melts but closes for winter or when snow is on the ground; the crushed stone surface is not suited for all types of bike, but the trail makes for a perfect path for a nice stroll.

Local officials are currently working on an extension of the trail in the northwest part of town, which would roughly triple the mileage offered. Long-term goals include extending the trail all the way through the heart of Pocahontas County and connecting to the regional Three Rivers Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Park in a small lot off Veterans Road just west of State Route 10.

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