Not all unsafe trail conditions may be listed..
TrailAlerts TrailAlerts
1/5
Park Avenue bridge replacement project. Detour signs will be posted.
Date Posted
158 days ago
2/5
Trail Closed North and South of University Avenue
Date Posted
323 days ago
3/5
Shaulis Road Trail closed between Hess Road and Highway 218
Date Posted
323 days ago
4/5
Bridge construction at 11th Street, trails closed both sides of river under the bridge
Date Posted
36 days ago
5/5
Bridges out between University Avenue and Fletcher Parkway.
Date Posted
323 days ago
Soft Trails

Heery Woods State Park

Trail Details
Type: Developed, Multiuse
State: Iowa
Counties: Butler
Category: Double Track, Single Track

Heery Woods State Park Soft Trails

Trail Activities

What you can do

Heery Woods State Park is split into a northside and southside by the Shell Rock River. There is 1.25 miles of paved multiuse trail and a variety of different soft trails that provide extraordinary views of the Shell Rock River.

These off road trails are used for biking, hiking, running, skiing and wildlife viewing throughout Heery Woods State Park. The northside of Heery Woods State Park includes two open shelter houses, a primitive restroom, camping facilities, a playground, flush toilets, hiking and biking trails, and shower house. The south side of the park includes an enclosed shelter house/lodge and primitive restrooms both constructed of hand cut limestone.  The south side also contains bathrooms, a grill shelter, and the Allan and Fayette Meyer Nature Center. 

North Side -
19195 Hwy 188, Clarksville, IA 50619

South Side -

Many of the parking lots have access to the off-road trails or the paved trails.

Shell Rock River Trail (~1.35 miles)
Ecololgy Trail (~1.63 miles)
Heery Woods Social Trail (~0.14 miles)
Offshoot Trails (~1.21 miles)


  • Equestrian Trail
  • Hiking Trails
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramps 
  • Allan and Fayette Meyer Nature Center
  • Heery Woods State Park Lodge
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Electric Campsites
  • Non-electric Campsites 
  • Dump Station

Biking

Boating

Camping

Playgrounds

Fishing

Running

Hiking

Winter Activities

Walking

Bird Viewing

Nearby Amenities

Useful features & facilities

RV Hookups

Grills

Fix-It Stations

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Shade

Picnic Shelters

River

Restrooms

View Other

Connecting Trails

Waverly Rail Trail

The mostly rural trail exhibits a wide variety of flora and fauna. Facilities include benches and pi

Rolling Prairie Trail

The Rolling Prairie Trail is a non-motorized hiking and biking trail that traverses Shell Rock, Clar

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