Van Peenen Park Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Van Peenen Park Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Decorah, IA that features a river. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.2 miles 1060 feet Loop

dog friendly



mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding




wild flowers

trail running
10 months ago

I run these trails all the time. It is beautiful and quiet. Some challenging hills, but always worth it.

11 months ago

perfect for friend adventure

1 year ago

Loved these trails. There are lots of trails and it connects to Dunning Springs and Palisades Park also. Right in town, easy to get to. The overview says its recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen; however I didn't feel like that is correct, if you are hiking. As far as it being a mountain bike trail, yes, very hard. But hiking, I would say these trails would be fine for about anyone. It is up and down hills, but nothing too steep, nothing scary. Perfect trails for me!

2 years ago

Multiple trails to choose from. Beautiful scenery and well maintenance trail system. You can use your smart phone to scan a code on the main sign to get a trail map.

mountain biking
4 years ago

Very steep climbs and descents that go on for a long time. This trail certainly has more topography than other MTB trails in IA. Make sure you practice riding plenty of hills before tackling this trail. Overall a great place to ride and you'll hardly see another person on the trail all day.