Welcome to Dickinson County Trails

The Iowa Great Lakes Trail winds its way through the Iowa Great Lakes region, which offers plenty of outdoor opportunities for visitors. The multi-use Iowa Great Lakes Trail provides local citizens and visitors a safe place to bike, walk, rollerblade, run and cross-country ski.

January Trails Talk

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING TRAILS The cold and snow can limit opportunities to get on our bikes and enjoy the trails, however, we are fortunate to have great cross country skiing trails in the Iowa Great Lakes to enjoy during the winter months. Groomed trails are available at Brooks Golf Course up to the Dickinson County Read More »

1/30/2023 Cross Country Skiing Update

BROOKS-NATURE CENTER TRAIL: Brooks was groomed with classic tracks on Sunday (1/29/23) and will be groomed with a skate ski lane on Monday (1/30/23). Conditions are excellent from the Clubhouse at Brooks to the Nature Center. KETTLESON HOGSBACK TRAIL: The trail was freshly groomed with classic tracks on Sunday (1/29/23) and conditions are excellent!

12/19/2022 Cross Country Skiing Update

Cross Country Update BROOKS-NATURE CENTER TRAIL: Classic tracks were set on Sunday, December 18 and conditions are very good for both classic and skate skiing. KETTLESON HOGSBACK TRAIL: Hogsback has now been groomed and conditions are great there too with a good snow base that should last for the season.

12/16/2022 Cross Country Skiing Update

BROOKS-NATURE CENTER TRAIL: It’s been a wild ride with the ever-changing snow conditions we’ve had in the last week but we are sitting in really good shape with a solid ski base being established all the way from Brooks Clubhouse to the Nature Center. So you can access from either place and expect good snow Read More »

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