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TrailAlerts TrailAlerts
The Cedar Valley Lakes Trail along Gateway Park and the Cedar River will be closed starting September 11, 2023 for up to one year for the construction of the Cedar River Recreational Project. Follow detour signs to bypass this area.
Date Posted
222 days ago
Park Avenue bridge replacement project. Detour signs will be posted.
Date Posted
662 days ago
Shaulis Road Trail is closed at Hess Road/La Porte road intersection.
Date Posted
826 days ago
Bridge construction at 11th Street, trails closed both sides of river under the bridge
Date Posted
539 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








Winter Activities


Bird Viewing

Nearby Amenities

Useful features & facilities

RV Hookups


Fix-It Stations

Wheelchair Accessible



Picnic Shelters



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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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