Best Iowa ATV Trails

Iowa has 8 all terrain vehicle rides.

  September 17, 2018

Located in the US, the ATV trails in Iowa offers more than a half-dozen beautiful ATV riding trails. The best Iowa ATV trails based on popularity are considered to be Lakeview OHV Park, Bluff Creek OHV Park, River Valley OHV Park, Rathbun ATV Park, and Riverview OHV Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Iowa ATV trails trail below.

Where Can I Ride ATVs In Iowa?


Bluff Creek OHV Park

Southeast of Des Moines and southwest of Oskaloosa in Mahaska County, the Bluff Creek OHV Park has 20 miles of trails over 360 acres open to ATV riding. The park land is mainly on an abandoned strip coal mine, and the terrain varys from steep hill climbs to rolling hills. The wooded trails wind through trees, and the family-friendly perimeter trail circles the entire area.  MORE INFO

Lakeview OHV Park

North of Iowa City and northwest of Solon, the Lakeview OHV Area (aka Coralville Lake ORV Area or Ely OHV Park) has 160 acres open to ATV use. This large tract of land has numerous trails with areas ranging from sandy shoreline flats to heavily wooded areas intermingled with lowland.  MORE INFO

Rathbun ATV Park

North of Plano near Rathbun Lake in Appanoose County, the Rathbun ATV Park has 120 acres open to ATV riding in an abandoned rock quarry. The trails are wooded around Rathbun Lake.  MORE INFO

Riverview OHV Park

Northwest of Cedar Rapids near Waterloo, the Riverview ATV Park has 180 acres open to ATV riding. The region is surrounded by the Cedar River, which creates some nice riverside trails. There is a nice variety of riding throughout the park.  MORE INFO

River Valley OHV Park

Southwest of Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, the 350 acre River Valley OHV Park has trails open to ATV riding. The ATV park has a winding, looping trail network through dense forest along the eastern shoreline of the Missouri River.  MORE INFO

Gypsum City OHV Park

Southeast of Fort Dodge, the Gypsum City OHV Park has 300 acres open to ATV riding. There are 15 miles of trails through rolling hills.  MORE INFO

Tama County OHV Park

South of Tama, the Tama County OHV Park is a 300 acre park with tight, rolling forested trails open to ATV riding. There is a 15 mile perimeter trail and a kids track.  MORE INFO

Nicholson Ford OHV Park

Northeast of Marshalltown, the Nicholson Ford OHV Park is a 110 acre complex with 20 miles of tight river-bottom forest trails open to ATV riding. The ATV trails at Nicholson Ford OHV Park is located on the northeast side of Marshalltown.  MORE INFO