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.

March Trails Talk

DCTB 2023 TRAIL DEVELOPMENT PLAN In 2023, the development of Tatanka Ska Trace will continue with the last segment that will connect Lake Park to the entire Iowa Great Lakes Trails system. The trail will start in Montgomery, go west 2.5 miles and connect at 170th Avenue with Phase IV(c) where it continues into Lake Read More »

February Trails Talk

BIKING IN PURSUIT OF COFFEE & DONUTS   Steve Nelson shares the story behind a bench the family recently purchased in honor of their dad and his neighbor who found a passion for biking through their quest for coffee and donuts. “Dave Nelson and Bob Kline were retired neighbors in Monarch Cove when they decided Read More »

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!

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