Russell White Nature Trail

Located near Lanesboro the Russell White Nature Trail starts on N41 or Timber Avenue and travels over the North Raccoon River at Hobbs Access by this large deck girder bridge and continues northeast to the town of Lanesboro. 
Built in 1903 the Mason City & Fort Dodge Railroad built a 133-mile route connecting Fort Dodge, Iowa to Council Bluffs, Iowa. This route would become part of the Chicago Great Western Railway's backbone until its abandonment in 1977.

In 1978 Carroll County Conservation acquired the 41-acre abandoned railroad right-of-way, Russell White Nature Trail, which is named after long-time Carroll County Conservation Custodian and Charter Board Member, Russell "Chow" White. The trail is about 2.5 miles and is great for hiking, running, walking, and mountain biking and is generally considered an easy route.

This Nature Trail is also great for small game hunting, mushroom hunting, listening to songbirds and birding, and wild berry hunting! 

Not only can you enjoy the Russell White Nature Trail but also Buck Run Creek Area, Reinart Bend, and Andrews Access which are connecting or very close by.


Located on N41 or Timber Avenue