Featured ATV TRAILS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.