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Type: Nature Trail

Length: 13 miles

Surface: Paved

Parts of this trail is newer and smooth and the older sections are a bit rough, but still rideable on any bike.


Condition

Average

Grade - Rolling Mild Hills


Amenities


Description

The trail connects the city of Pella to Lake Red Rock and its recreation areas.


As you can see this trail has plenty of amenities and well worth a days ride or a weekend staycation.

Per INHF - Some sections of this trail have grades 5%-7%. The steepest areas include the climb over the dam itself (short but steep) and the long climb into Pella, where the trail runs parallel to the highway.


Location - Where is this Trail?


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History of the Trail

Volksweg is a Dutch word meaning “people’s path.


Contributors

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This trail was last edited by aaxlu on Aug 18, 2014.

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Past Events

25th Annual Tour de Rock!

9 Saturday Sep 2023
  • Knoxville, IA
  • Road
  •    1,021

Tour de Rock

11 Saturday Sep 2021
  • Knoxville, IA
  • Road
  •    2,110

22nd Annual Tour de Rock 2020

12 Saturday Sep 2020
  • Knoxville, IA
  • Road
  •    2,071

21st Annual Tour de Rock Bike Ride

7 Saturday Sep 2019
  • Pella, IA
  • Road
  •    2,736

Iowa Bike Co. Grand Opening

13 Saturday Apr 2019
  • PELLA, IA
  • Destination
  •    5,809

*POSTPONED* Iowa Bike Co. Grand Opening

6 Saturday Apr 2019
  • PELLA, IA
  • Destination
  •    6,645

Pedal with Peace Tree - Winter Gravel Edition

16 Saturday Feb 2019
  • Knoxville, IA
  • Gravel
  •    2,769

Pedal with Peace Tree

28 Sunday Aug 2016
  • Pella, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    7,281

Pedal With Peace Tree

17 Sunday Jul 2016
  • Knoxville, IA
  • Party Ride
  •    6,631

Tour de Rock Bike Ride

6 Saturday Sep 2014
  • Pella, IA
  • Road
  •    3,803

Red Rock Rotary Ride for Family Fun

12 Saturday Jul 2014
  • Pella and Knoxville, IA
  • Trail Ride
  •    3,447

Another Dam Bike Ride

6 Saturday Oct 2007
  • Knoxville, IA
  • Road
  •    2,642

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Remembering Neal Smith: Passing along a love of nature

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  • Tue November 30 2021
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Dirty Wooden Shoe cyclocross race to be held Sept. 13-14

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  • Thu September 4 2014
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BIKEIOWA Road Trip 2014 - Day 5

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  • Thu July 31 2014
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BIKEIOWA Road Trip 2014 - Day 4

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  • Thu July 31 2014
  •   22,110

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Latest Volksweg Trail News

What’s new on central Iowa trails for 2022

  • Tue March 15 2022
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  • Wed August 12 2020
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Northern segment is accessible at North Overlook campground area via the spillway bridge or Idaho Ave. For updates on construction and project maps visit http://redrockhydroproject.com/

#1 - iowabikerides posted Jun 18, 2015


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