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Wonderful bike traile

While this trail was a little challenging with the hills, it was so worth the ride. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeanne Z
Lincoln, Nebraska
Awesome trail!

This is such a wonderful trail, I wish I lived closer so I could use it all the time! We rode part... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this trail was a little challenging with the hills, it was so worth the ride. Beautiful views, and the paved trail was in good shape. I'm so glad we made the trip from Nebraska to enjoy this ride.

Thank Jeanne Z
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This is such a wonderful trail, I wish I lived closer so I could use it all the time! We rode part of the trail on bikes that we rented from the local bike shop and headed out from there. It's smooth and easy to...More

Thank DawnB1014
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a challenging bike path. You can rent a bike at Decorah Bikes on Water Street. If you don't want to struggle on this trail I suggest renting one of their electric bikes. Reasonable and fun. This is such a unique and beautiful trail....More

3  Thank odyssey2015
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was my pleasure to help the locals who worked for more than 30 years get this thing going. I'm not much of a trail walker or rider but I'm very proud this facility got built here in Decorah. I see people every day enjoying...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Trail is 11 mile scenic loop around Decorah, most of it away from traffic noise, along the river and through farmland. Includes about 3 miles of challenging but scenic hills, and 8 miles of mostly level, but since the bigger hills are in one area...More

2  Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 5 February 2018

A sometimes challenging, mostly peaceful, alway accessible place to walk, run or ride your bike. Beautiful views, lovely scenery, and tranquil sounds of nature along the river.

Thank cruiserinc
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Beautiful trail! However, the lady that's always on the trail annoys me a bit. Every time she sees me, she chases me down and asks if I need a map. I bet she's give me 15 plus maps over the years!

Thank jammie739
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I use this trail several times a week during spring, summer and fall. It's great for walking and biking. Winter time the trail does not get cleared of snow but would be great for cross country skiing.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Trail is a wonderfully maintained, safe place to ride your bike or run or stroll. I regularly ride solo and feel completely safe no matter what time of day I ride. Because the paved Trail is used by all kinds of people, it is...More

2  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We caught the trail at Phelps Park. It was beautiful. It certainly made it even more gorgeous with the fall colors. Several stairs and hills. Not too strenuous.

1  Thank brigida1998
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3 October 2015|
Response from jameslouie | Reviewed this property |
When coming from Minneapolis down Highway 52, I would come to 4 way stop at 52 and 9.Turn left. Go to stop light by the Pizza Hut turn right. Should find some nice parking there. Enjoy!!
Doris B
16 September 2015|
Response from Patsy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Biking, walking, occasional event for those with mobility differences. Parts are hard going - challenging. Other parts of the trail are very lovely easy gorgeous.
Doris B
16 September 2015|
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Response from JudithLSM | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is great for biking. Some of it is a bit of a challenge.