Map of bike paths / walking paths in Oskaloosa, Iowa


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Mahaska Community Recreation Trail

Volksweg Trail


Des Moines


Regional Trails

Oskaloosa is located in Mahaska County about 55 miles southeast of Des Moines in Central Iowa. The city is home to William Penn University.

Mahaska Community Recreation Trail

Oskaloosa has a paved recreational trail system named the Mahaska Community Recreation Trail. The trail is over 12-miles long and consists of a number of separate segments connected with roadways. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking.

Much of the trail is located away from streets and congestion. The route includes a long stretch that wanders through the natural areas alongside Spring Creek. The route also includes several local parks, schools, the William Penn campus and residential neighborhoods. A number of underpasses allow trail users to cross busy roadways safely.

The Mahaska Community Recreation Trail goes past the following points of interest.

Edmunson Park
Edmunson Pool
Edmunson Golf Course
Oskaloosa High School
William Penn University
Lacy Complex Ball Field
Mahaska Community Recreation Center
Oskaloosa Elementary School

Volksweg Trail

The Volksweg Trail is a 13-mile long paved pathway that is located 18 miles northwest of Oskaloosa. The trail takes a meandering route along the north side of Lake Red Rock near the community of Pella.

The eastern end of the Volksweg Trail is located along University Street at W. 5th Street in Pella and the western end is located near Cordova Park. The trail follows alongside Idaho Drive and 198th Place. The trail follows alongside the Des Moines River south of the lake and goes past the dam for the reservoir. After the dam, the trail wanders through wooded areas and goes past campgrounds and marinas and travels alongside County Road G28. The trail does go up and down multiple hills.

The Volksweg Trail goes near the following points of interest.

Central College
Volksweg Trailhead Park
Pella Soccer Complex
Horn's Ferry Bridge
Howell Station Campground
Red Rock Dam
North Overlook Park
Wallashuck Park & Campground
Fifield Recreation Area
Cordova Park


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Iowa

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Iowa. Additional trails are displayed on the maps for cities in Iowa.

Visit our Regional Recreational Trails page for a chart of trails with lengths, surfaces and communities.

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