Trout Run Loop Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Trout Run Loop Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Decorah, Iowa that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and cross country skiing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

birding

hiking

walking

cross country skiing

river

snow

Much of the trial is pretty easy, though some switchback and hills reach moderate-hard. The SW portion near the trout hatchery has assessable fishing spots on the trout stream. The Decorah Eagles nest just off the trail and their nest is visible from the trail.

road biking
1 month ago

Fun loop around a beautiful town. The eastern half (from town, around the hills, ends at the fish hatchery and eagles nest) is relatively flat and requires minimal effort, but still gives you a nice view of the area. The western half (fish hatchery, multiple hills and switchbacks, through the cut and along the river) requires much more effort but is definitely worth it. Beautiful ride can be had on both halves.

Take a virtual bike ride around it in two minutes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVYz-u1Jrv8

2 months ago