A Glimpse at Decorah Park & Rec.


Northeast Iowa boasts a large amount of trails used for everything from walking to cross country skiing.

County Trail Maps
Complete Winneshiek County Trails

Please note that Trout Run Trail and Prairie Farmer Trail are the only paved trails.

Walk Northeast Iowa
Map of  Walking Routes in Decorah

Map of Walking Routes around Luther College

Decorah Parks & Trail Guide - New in 2021!

A complete guide to Decorah's parks & trails was created in 2021 with the assistance of Northeast Iowa RC & D, and funding from Iowa Great Places and Wellmark.

Trout Run Trail

Paved Trail
The aptly-named Trout Run Trail crosses trout streams five times on its 11-mile loop. The easy-ranging-to-challenging route crosses incredible landscape and mounts steep switchbacks for breathtaking views. In the heart of it all lies picturesque Decorah, Iowa, a town packed with fun and adventure!

Special Events Trail Use Registration Form

Off-Road Trails

More than 20 miles of off-road trails to mountain bike, run, or hike on.

Prairie Farmer Trail

Paved Trail
The Prairie Farmer Rec. Trail stretches from Calmar to Cresco, following the abandoned Milwaukee Railroad line. The asphalt surface trail is easy terrain, perfect for taking in the views of native prairies and woodland wildlife!

County Bike Routes

Hard Surface & Gravel Road Routes
A map along with distances of several biking routes throughout Winneshiek County.

Decorah Community Prairie & Butterfly Garden

Decorah Prairie Butterfly Garden MapIncludes pictures, history and trail maps of the prairie and garden along with other interesting information.

Decorah Cross-Country Ski Trails
and Winter Multi-Use Trails

Here they are in one handy printable brochure.

GIS MAP - Cross-Country Ski Trails

An interactive map of the many of the Cross Country Ski Trails in available in Decorah.