Lake and Valley View Trail Loop

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F.W. Kent County Park

Lake and Valley View Trail Loop is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oxford, Iowa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 295 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

paddle sports

road biking

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Note: Majority of the trail is CLOSED due to construction. Please check with the park page for more information. Explore the prairies, forests and wetlands, camp or enjoy a swim after an afternoon of fishing, hiking or participating in any of the other activities at F.W. Kent Park. The hiking trails feature grassed and crushed rock surfaces run through Kent Park's many native communities. The crushed rock trail around the lake provides anglers with access to the entire shoreline. In the winter some of the trails can be used for cross country skiing. Seven historic country road bridges have been relocated to Kent Park and utilized on the trail around the 27-acre lake.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Most of the trail is closed right now, and looks like it has been for quite awhile

hiking
10 months ago

overall nice park... for running you have variety; gravel trail around lake, asphalt road around park, and grass trails all over...bad part on them is many are on sidehills, which can be hard on ankles. if you like hills, there plenty of climb here ,

Fri Sep 21 2018

I went last weekend. the pond is drained and there is a significant amount of work being done around the trail. the paths are mostly closed as of 9/2018. I'm sure they will be open and great in the future but it was a disappointment for now.

ohv/off road driving
Tue Jun 12 2018

Drive through some grass trails that I believe were for hiking. Oh well! The lake is dry due to reconstruction.

hiking
Sun Jun 03 2018

As of June 2018, much of the park is under construction.

hiking
Mon Feb 26 2018

I used to come fishing here quite a bit.. sad to see the lake is gone. There are some other smaller ponds around the trails I noticed. In terms of hiking, the trails are pretty and variable, though can be tricky to spot at times off the gravel paths / roadways.

Sat Jul 29 2017

No lake there, which was sad. Otherwise, super pretty field and tons of flat trail to hike.

road biking
Fri Sep 09 2016

Beautiful view at the top

hiking
Fri Oct 10 2014

Beautiful area! The trails wind all around the park with many different scenes and areas. The trails are not always marked so you may want to take a nap.

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