Flint River Trail

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About the Trail

About half of the Flint River Trail is still in planning/construction phases. On the county side, a seven mile section extending from Flint Bottom Road to Big Hollow was officially opened to the public in October 2013.

Map of North Section of the Flint River Trail (PDF)

Once complete, the hiking/bicycle trail will be approximately 20 miles and will extend from downtown Burlington to Big Hollow Recreation Area. It will connect the Mississippi River Trail, downtown Burlington, the Port of Burlington, Riverside Park, Starr's Cave Park and Preserve, Hickory Bend Recreation Area, Historic Zion School, and Big Hollow Recreation Area through the Flint River Valley. The trail will be primarily separated from roadways for safety and enjoyment of the users.

Completion of the trail will require significant community investment. To help make the trail a reality, consider donating.

Background of the Flint River Trail

This project began as part of the Great River Gateway Vision Iowa project, which is providing funding for improvements to City of Burlington and Des Moines County community and tourism attractions - including Big Hollow Recreation Area, Burlington Public Library, Des Moines County Heritage Center, Burlington Memorial Auditorium, Burlington Bees baseball (Community Field) and the Flint River Trail. The City of Burlington and Des Moines County have been working cooperatively to complete all of these projects, including the Flint River Trail.