Mahaska Community Recreation Trail

Facsimile of Trail Map

Oskaloosa Bike Rack LocationsClick here to view the City of Oskaloosa's "Walk, Run, Ride" Active Transportation Plan.

Click here to view a map showing back rack locations within Oskaloosa.

Visit MCRF on line or call them at 641.672.2499 for more information.

The Mahaska Community Recreation Trail started as a dream with the first feet poured in 1999. Today, nearly 13 miles of planned 15 miles are in existence. When fully developed, the ten-foot wide concrete trail will loop around Oskaloosa and University Park in Mahaska County. It follows along old rail right-of-way, winds through scenic woodlands, by agricultural fields, through parks, by two golf courses, offers unique underpasses, and safely accommodates two-way recreational traffic.

Two trailheads, which feature parking, restrooms, and water, currently exist along the trail: Edmundson Park (11th Avenue West, also known as T39 or the Beacon Road) and Bobzilla's Bicycle Werks (1718 Pella Avenue). Bobzilla's (641.673.3842) also offers bikes, bike repairs, and accessories. A third trailhead was added in 2012: The Rotary Gazebo on A Avenue (Hwy. 92) West. Handicap and paved parking is available with easy access to the trail; however there is no running water or restroom facilities at this location.

An intiative of the Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation (MCRF), construction of the trail is funded through donations, hotel/motel tax, city and county contributions, and grants including Vision Iowa. Those wishing to make donations to continue development of the Community Trail can make a tax-deductible donation to Mahaska Community Recreaion Foundation, PO Box 414, Oskaloosa, IA 52577.

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FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (2016RecTrail Map.pdf)Mahaska Recreation Trail MapPrints on 8.5x11 sheet - Map updated Spring 2016391 Kb
Download this file (BikeRackLocations.pdf)Oskaloosa Bike Rack LocationsUpdated January 2016266 Kb
Download this file (RecTrailFAQs2014.pdf)Mahaska Community Recreation Trail FAQsUpdated Spring 2014340 Kb
Download this file (BikeFriendlyRoads.pdf)Mahaska County Bike Friendly RoadsUpdated Spring 2014972 Kb