Pony Hollow Trail

Iowa

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Pony Hollow Trail Facts

States: Iowa
Counties: Clayton
Length: 3.6 miles
Trail end points: State Route 13 and 250th St. and S. High St. (south of Elkader City Park)
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015649
Trail activities: Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Pony Hollow Trail Description

The Pony Hollow Trail in the northeastern Iowa city of Elkader offers a scenic route through woodlands and wetlands along the former Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad bed. The western half of the trail begins just south of Elkader City Park and offers views of the Turkey River. The park provides parking, restrooms and places to picnic.

One note of caution: As the trail is close to the river, it occasionally floods, so be sure to check with the Clayton County Conservation Board before you set out on the trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available near the western end of the trail in Elkader City Park (707 High Street SE) and at the eastern trailhead, which lies south of 250th Street and just east of State Route 13.

Pony Hollow Trail Reviews

This shorter trail is excellent for the beginner cyclist. If the scenery doesn't catch your eyes, the geographic education will. It is not overwhelming for the little legs which have just learned to pedal. Mile markers are frequent and the locals have done a very good job at keeping one's interest with the identification of the indigenous trees. Be sure before you take this trail the nearby Turkey River and Pony Hollow Creek have not flooded the trail which sits a mere 10 feet above the riverbed.

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