Connector to link High Trestle Trail with Raccoon River Valley Trail

Support the 9-mile “connector” between Perry and Woodward that links two outstanding trails:

  • Raccoon River Valley Trail
  • High Trestle Trail
Connect Raccoon River Valley Trail and High Trestle Trail

You can connect two of Iowa’s biggest and best trails!

People keep asking: “When will we be able to ride between Perry and Woodward? We want to connect the Raccoon River Valley Trail with the High Trestle Trail”. This all-important 9 miles will make central Iowa an even bigger destination! The “connector” opens so many more trail routes and adventures! The corridor is shaping up. Now it’s time for trail lovers to help.

Your gift today will provide matching funds needed to secure public grants and other major support for this project! Please donate or pledge today. With your commitment of $1,000 or more, you may choose to receive recognition at each trailhead.

Project Status

The first 1.5-mile segment of the trail that begins in Perry has been completed and officially opened in October 2018. Phase 2 of the project, slated to begin in 2019, will start in Woodward and work west. The 9-mile route has been mapped out and option agreements are in place. The $5 million project will continue moving forward as funding comes in.

Questions? Contact the Dallas County Conservation Board at 515-465-3577.

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