Explore 44 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across two states.
All around the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present their list of 44 of the best, most highly rated rail-trails and other multiuse pathways in Iowa and Missouri. Each entry includes detailed maps, driving directions to trailheads, activity icons, and succinct descriptions. Explore the region’s history by hitting the Frisco Highline Trail, retracing a 35-mile route of Harry Truman’s “Whistlestop” campaign. Enjoy one of the most well-known trail art installations in the country along High Trestle Trail. Meander along farmlands and forests on the 21-mile T-Bone Trail, or visit some of the region’s most welcoming communities on the nearly 240-mile Katy Trail. You’ll love the variety in this collection of Midwestern multiuse trails, from beautiful waterways and scenic areas to the hustle and bustle of the states’ urban centers. So whether you’re looking for a trail for a leisurely stroll, a bike ride with the family, or something a bit more challenging, you’ll find it in this comprehensive trail guide.