Connecting Monroe, Prairie City and Mitchellville along a 16-mile corridor.
The development of this trail extension, connecting Monroe, Prairie City and Mitchellville, is part of the long range goal of linking Saylorville Lake north of Des Moines with Lake Red Rock and Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.
The Red Rock Prairie Trail will run on former rail corridor from the existing Jasper County Trail near Prairie City to the Mitchellville city limits, covering 16 miles. As funds are raised, INHF will transfer trail ownership over to Jasper County and Prairie City. The development of this multi-trail extension is part of a long-anticipated goal for the Central Iowa Trail System: linking the Des Moines Metro to Lake Red Rock, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Saylorville Lake.