Running in our area


The heritage trail is great for a safe place to run, walk or bike. This trail is perfect for the entire family to enjoy.

 26 miles of Pure Iowa!

Crushed Limestone
Biking, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Nature Observation
Explore one of the Upper Midwest's most scenic all-season trails. 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. 
 The trail passes through eight towns and spans all of Dubuque County. The gentle grade is less than 1% making it suitable for use by all ages and abilities. The smooth compacted limestone surface is ideal for bicycling, running and walking but is also utilized in the winter by snowshoes, cross county skiers and snowmobiles. Most of the trail is tree covered but the further west one travels the more exposed the trail becomes as it is surrounded by open swaths of native prairie grasses.