Van Peenen Park Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Van Peenen Park Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Decorah, Iowa 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
797 feet

dog friendly



mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding




wild flowers

trail running
Monday, November 30, 2015

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015

perfect for friend adventure

Monday, September 28, 2015

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!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

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
Thursday, July 19, 2012

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.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday, June 27, 2015