Rail-Trails Iowa & Missouri

Rail-Trails Iowa & Missouri


The definitive guide to the state’s top multiuse trails

The experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present 44 of the best rail-trails and other multiuse pathways in Iowa and Missouri.

Explore 44 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across two states.

All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails, as well as other multiuse pathways, in Iowa and Missouri. Enjoy one of the most well-known trail art installations in the country along Iowa’s High Trestle Trail, or visit some of Missouri’s most welcoming communities on the nearly 240-mile Katy Trail. You’ll love the variety in this collection of Midwestern multiuse trails, from beautiful waterways and scenic areas to the hustle and bustle of the states’ urban centers!

In this book, you’ll find:

  • Detailed maps for every rail-trail, plus driving directions to trailheads
  • Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate
  • Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts

“You can now throw away all your self-help books on fighting depression, losing weight, toning muscles, finding something to do with your kids, and learning American history. Just use this guide, find a great trail, and enjoy!”
-Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land

Additional information

Weight 10.6 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy



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Illustration Notes

Color photos and maps throughout

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Wilderness Press


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