Follow the 26 mile route of a once bustling railroad into a 450 foot deep valley past old mining and mill towns.
Discover the rugged beauty that welcomes thousands of bicyclists and hikers each year.
Surface: smooth, compacted crushed limestone ideal for bicycling
Grade: 1 percent maximum (1foot rise for 100 feet traveled)
Fee: $2.00 per day or $10.25 per year for persons aged 12 through 62, and $0.60 per day or $5.50 per year for persons 63 and older.
Trail Tickets: Sold by area sports and bicycle stores, businesses adjacent to trail, and self-registration tubes located at the trail parking lots.
Winter Use: Snowmobiling from Dubuque to Dyersville, minimum of 4" of snow required. X-Country skiing from Dubuque to Dyersville.
Interpretive Sites: Major interpretive area overlooks eastern trailhead.
Trail Rules: No horses, motorized vehicles, fires, camping, unleashed dogs, or use after 10:30 p.m. Additional Dubuque County Conservation Board rules apply to the trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset year round unless otherwise posted.
Directions: The eastern trailhead, Heritage Pond, and Trail Interpretive Area are located 3 miles north of Dubuque on US 52 at Rupp Hollow Road.
Phone: 563-557-9200 or 1-800-798-8844 Dubuque Chamber of Commerce.