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Raccoon River Valley Trail

14581 K Avenue
Ph: 515-465-3577
Perry, IA, 50220
Raccoon River Valley Trail
Asphalt and Concrete
Grade: The Raccoon River Valley Trail is mostly flat, with only 1% to 2% grade 


The Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT) is a  multi-use recreational trail. The 89 miles of paved trail includes Dallas, Greene and Guthrie Counties. The trail passes through 14 communities-Jefferson, Cooper, Herndon, Yale, Panora, Linden, Redfield, Adel, Waukee, Dallas Center, Minburn, Perry, Dawson, and Jamaica.


Hours of Operation & Seasons

Jct. of Hwy.6 & Co. Rd. R22 -- Restrooms, trail passes, maps, information 
Adel: 18th St. parking lot -- restrooms, trail passes
Redfield: Redfield Depot parking lot, north of Hwy. 6 -- restrooms, water, picnic tables, trail passes, maps, information, concessions
Linden: Jct. of Co. Rd. P30 & city park -- restrooms, water, trail passes, concessions
Panora: SE 6th St. just off Hwy. 44 -- picnic tables, restrooms (at nearby restaurant), water, trail passes
Yale: SE edge of town on Co. Rd. F25 -- restrooms, picnic tables, water, trail passes, maps, information
Herndon: Center of town, park on street. No city facilities.
Cooper: Center of town, in scalehouse of former elevator, just off Co. Rd. E57 -- water, restrooms.
Jefferson: Restored railroad depot at Co. Rd. E53 (old Hwy. 30) -- restrooms, water, historic interpretive displays.
Dawson Depot: Restored railroad depot at 307 Railroad Ave -- restrooms
Perry Depot: Restored railroad depot at the corner of 1st St. (Hwy 144) and Willis Ave: electronic kiosk and messenger board, brochures, maps, info about the Perry community
Forest Park Museum: south of Perry on K Avenue -- museum, restrooms, water, picnic tables, trail passes, maps, brochures, Dallas County information


No closures at this time.


Age 17 and under and within the city limits are free. A permit is required by anyone 18 years and older. Permit envelopes are available at the yellow tubes at the trailheads or you may purchase online.

Daily permit: $2.00 per trail user
Annual permit: $10.00 per calendar year