Volksweg Trail named National Recreation Trail

By Taylor on June 14, 2013 in Blog

Volksweg TrailThe Volksweg Trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail on May 31, 2013, by the United States Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis.This year a total of 28 trails in 18 states received this federal designation under President Barack Obama's America's Great Outdoors program, which supports grassroots conservation. In addition to the Volksweg Trail, the Sugar Bottom Mountain Biking Trail System in Iowa was also designated a National Recreation Trail in 2013.

INHF was involved in the creation of the Volksweg Trail. The 14-mile trail traverses timbered areas, restored prairies, pine plantations and open fields between Pella and Lake Red Rock in Marion County, Iowa. Given a Dutch name meaning “people's path,” this trail follows the Des Moines River and winds through the North Overlook Woods, offering spectacular scenic views of Lake Red Rock.

The National Recreation Trail designation indicates this trail meets the high standards set by the Secretary of Interior and highlights the quality of the Iowa trails system INHF is actively involved in expanding.

For more information about the National Trails designation and the other trails designated in 2013, visit: http://oldwestnewwest.com/20130531799/travel/trails/seven-western-trails-designated-as-national-recreation-trails/menu-id-108.html