Heart of Iowa Nature Trail
Melbourne Trail Head: 2836 Gerhart Ave, Melbourne - Rhodes Trail Head: 209 S Main St, Rhodes
The Heart of Iowa Nature Trail is a cooperative effort of the Story and Marshall
County Conservation Boards. The 33 mile segment of the former Milwaukee Railroad
from Melbourne to Slater forms this recreational trail corridor.
This trail is part of the American Discovery Trail (ADT) which passes through several metropolitan areas and incorporates many trails as it passes from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States. The ADT in Iowa begins at Council Bluffs and follows the Raccoon River Valley, Des Moines River Greenway, Heart of Iowa Nature, Cedar Valley, and Hoover Nature Trail. It crosses the Mississippi River at Davenport.
- Trail Limestone trail
- Historical Hoy Bridge
- Picnic shelter
- Wildlife and bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Cross country skiing
Map of the Heart of Iowa Trail: