Iowa By Trail app on trail

Iowa By Trail

Get outdoors on Iowa's 2000+ miles of trails.

After 30 years of helping establish Iowa’s extensive trail system, INHF launched Iowa By Trail, our interactive mobile app that connects Iowans to trails and surrounding natural areas.

App features

Iowa By Trail appIowa By Trail provides interactive maps of Iowa’s multi-use trails that allow users to:

  • Geolocate their position and find the closest trail
  • Find points of interest along their route, like local restaurants, museums and natural resource information
  • Share photos, reviews and trail suggestions with friends and followers
  • Keep track of distance, weather, news and trail events


Thank you to our generous supporters who supported the development of the iOS, Android and web versions of Iowa By Trail! The Wellmark Foundation, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Authority and numerous private citizens and organizations made the app possible. We’re grateful for their partnership.