Chichaqua Valley Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 14th most popular XC Ski in Iowa.

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East of Bondurant, the Chichaqua Valley Trail is a 20 mile route from Bondurant to Baxter open to cross country skiing. The Chichaqua Valley Trail is built on an old railroad bed and now has either a crushed gravel or asphalt surface. This is part of a proposed 110 mile trail loop.

To reach the Bondurant trailhead from the intersection of NE 78th Avenue and US 65 in Bondurant, go east on NE 78th Avenue for 1 mile. Turn left (north) on NE 88th Street and go about .3 mile to parking.

Overall, Chichaqua Valley Trail is the 14th most popular cross country ski area of all 15 Nordic ski destinations in Iowa.

Chichaqua Valley Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Info (515) 999-2557; Polk County Conservation Board (515) 323-5300; Iowa Tourism (800) 345-IOWA.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

GPS:  41.7074, -93.4256

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/5/2016

ID:  17452

Chichaqua Valley Trail Cross Country Skiing Map