It seems to get prettier by the day at the “Waukee Railroad Pergola – in the shadow of the rails” at the Raccoon River Valley Trail’s gateway trailhead on the west side of Waukee. Here’s a look late Sunday afternoon, July 1.


Help make our RRVT a national "Hall of Fame" trail! The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization aiming to create a network of trails from former rail lines, recently announced their nominations for the Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame. At 89-miles and growing, our Raccoon River Valley Trail in west central Iowa is the longest trail on this year’s list. Hall of Fame voting is open to everyone, you can vote as often as you like, and runs July 9-13, 2018. Links to online voting will be posted daily at the Dallas County Conservation Board Facebook page.

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Cast your votes to put the RRVT in Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame!
, 10 July, 2018

Our Raccoon River Valley Trail is one of five trails being considered for inclusion in the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's "hall." Dallas County Conservation director Mike Wallace says it's an honor for the RRVT to be considered, which again marks our trail as one of the nation's best. You can get the details about voting in this story. Vote as often as you want, but it must be done during this week of July 9-13! ...

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