RaccoonRiverValleyTrail.org is your online guide to an 89-mile-long paved trail along the branches of the beautiful Raccoon River through Greene, Guthrie and Dallas Counties.
You will experience the communities of Jefferson, Cooper, Herndon, Yale, Panora, Linden, Redfield, Adel, Waukee, Dallas Center, Minburn, Perry, Dawson and Jamaica. And, going east from Waukee, the RRVT connects with the extensive trail system in Iowa’s capital city of Des Moines.
Thus, your trail experience will take you from a very vibrant metropolitan area out into some great small towns, which are located in one of the most productive agricultural regions of the world.
Along your way you’ll find the food, beverages, entertainment, scenery, accommodations and ambience that will make every visit to the RRVT a memorable one.
In May 2013, we completed a new 33-mile-long “north loop,” to bring our total mileage up to 89 from the original 56. We are already proclaiming the RRVT’s new status as one of the longest paved trails in the United States, and one that has the longest interior loop on a trail in the nation at 72 miles.
All that is why we believe the RRVT has now become “one of America’s best recreational trails.”