Grant Wood Trail - Olin Trailhead

Olin Trailhead
Olin Trailhead
Grant Wood Trail - Olin Section
Grant Wood Trail - Olin Section
Grant Wood Trail - Olin Section


This 3.5 mile long trail is the beginnings of a recreational trail which is hoped to one day reach across Jones County.   Recreationalists can enter the Olin section of trailhead on the west edge of Olin and travel 3.5 miles to Hwy E-45.  This old railroad right of way transverses typical “Grant Wood Country” as it heads west.  Gently rolling hills are plainly visible from the trail as you make your way past fields, small wetland areas, meadows, and a wooded stream corridor.   You might catch a glimpse of a whitetail deer, ring-necked pheasant, or maybe a wild turkey as you quietly walk or ride the trail.  Spring can delight you with the arrival of migrating warblers or the unison call of the sandhill crane.  Summer might intrigue you with the sound and sight of a nesting pair of bald eagles.  Fall will announce its arrival with flocks of ducks and geese heading south.  And if you brave the cold winter weather tracks of the areas winter residents will tell their stories in the snow. 

Location

Located on the west edge of Olin, the oldest town in Jones County.  The Grant wood Trail - Olin Trailhead Section runs west out of Olin for 3.5 miles before meeting Highway E-45.

 

Grant Wood Trail Map - Olin Section



Features

Seal coated crushed limestone on a converted railbed.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open year round.  Sunrise to 10:30 PM.