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Praeri Rail Trail

Equestrian Activities Equestrian Activities at Praeri Rail Trail

The Praeri Rail Trail is a 10.5-mile recreational corridor that runs from Roland through McCallsburg to Zearing.  Sections of the trail at Roland and McCallsburg have a limestone surface; the remainder of the trail is moved grass.  Horses are allowed on the trail except for finished surfaces of the trail through McCallsburg.


Hunting Hunting at Praeri Rail Trail

4 miles between Roland and McCallsburg and 3 1/2 miles between McCallsburg and Highway 65 provide excellent cover for upland species.  Hunting and trapping are allowed.  No target shooting is allowed.  Only non-toxic ammunition is allowed.


Please remember to get permission when hunting within 200 yards of any occupied building, even when hunting on public land.  All state hunting laws apply.  Hunters must possess the proper license(s).  For a complete listing of all state hunting regulations, visit www. or contact the IDNR in Des Moines at 515-281-5918.  


Pets must be on leashes at all times.  Pets shall be deemed as running at large unless the owner carries such animal or leads it by a leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length, or keeps it confined in or attached to a vehicle. Hunting dogs are permitted in designated hunting areas for training, exercise, or hunting, but must be kept on leashes from March 15 to July 15 to protect nesting birds and must be kept under control at all times.