Masters Prairie Trail

This linear park is an abandoned railroad right of way, which consisting of 24 acres that have been smoothed and planted to native short grasses and wildflowers. The two-mile trail begins on the west side of the Maple River and follows Hwy. 141 to the west. It was purchased from the Rail Road in 1990, with money from NIPCO in return for a permanent easement for their power lines. Hunting is not allowed. 


West of Mapleton 1 mile along Highway 141.


Hiking and bird watching.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open year around. Park closes at 10:30 PM.