Map of the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail in Notheast Iowa


Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail, Iowa

Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail Iowa map area

Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail, Iowa


20 miles




Cresco, Ridgeway, Conover, Calmar


rail trail, Iowa countryside, rural communities


Regional Trails

The Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail is a 20-mile long paved pathway that spans between Cresco and Calmar in Northeastern Iowa. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels past the farmland of this section of the state. The trail follows alongside Route 9 for half of the route then at Ridegway takes a cross country route to the middle of Calmar.

In Cresco, the trail goes past Northeast Iowa Community College.


The Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail i is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding, running and walking.


The Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail i goes past the following communities: Cresco, Ridgeway, Conover and Calmar.

End Points

The northwest end of the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail is located along2nd Avenue SE at 8th Street E in Cresco.

The southeast end of the trail is located off of Maryville Street at Lewis Street in Calmar.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail in Northeastern Iowa