The Lamoni Recreational trail features six miles of paved biking and hiking trails through beautiful tree-lined vegetation. Former railroad bed provides a gentle and relaxing day outdoors for biking enthusiasts.The trail conveniently takes origin from the Iowa Gateway Welcome Center at Exit 4 of Interstate 35 and courses over an earthen dam to enter an abandoned rail bed with its scenic canopy of oak and hickory. Each segment of the trail has a distinct personality. From the trailhead at the Lamoni Welcome Center, the east trail passes through a leafy green tunnel of mature forest.
Lamoni Recreation Trail After passing through town, it weaves around ponds, ending at Historic Liberty Hall. Because the railroad on which the trail was built has very little grade, this part of the trail is suitable for all ages and levels of physical activity. In spring, blossoming red bud trees turn the trail into a lavender wonderland. Throughout the summer, a great variety of wildflowers take turns in the spotlight.The Graceland University Loop circles the beautifully groomed college campus with its athletic fields, brick buildings, lake, and sculptures. The west part of the trail begins at the high school and follows the railroad route to the north edge of town. From there it curves across gentle hills and open fields creating an alluring appeal to bicyclists. Views of Home Pond can be seen as the trail winds over six earthen dams to highlight several smaller ponds. As the route turns south on the far west side, there is a well-kept path to picnic tables. The trail ends in the parking lot of Liberty Hall.

Trail Map

View a printable version of theĀ Lamoni Recreation Trail Map