Grant Wood Trail
The Grant Wood Trail was acquired in late 2004 when gifted to the Conservation Board by the Linn County Trails Association. The 100 acre parcel is a former Milwaukee Road railroad right-of-way from Marion to Martelle, IA. Though not a contiguous 10 mile stretch, it does provide a nice 6+ mile loop from Highway 13 on the west, going east for 3.25 miles and then back to the current trailhead. Short-term plans include creating an underpass under the four-laned Hwy. 13 and connecting with new trails coming east out of Marion, as well as a new connector to the existing trail system at Squaw Creek Park. Popular activities include walking, running, biking (grass & gravel), and nature study.
The Grant Wood Trail is located off of Hwy 13, near the intesection of Hwy 151. Parking is available on a small zone on each end of the western section provides for some off-road parking. Sections of the trail are not complete, to see a map of the trail, click here
or see the map below.
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A prehistoric bog can be found in the western section.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The Grant Wood Trail is primarily open from 4:00am to 10:30pm.