Iowa 330 Trail

Marshalltown, Melbourne, Iowa

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11.1 mi. | Easy

The Iowa 330 Trail stretches from just west of the small town of Melbourne to the outskirts of Marshalltown, the largest city and county seat of Marshall County, located close to the geographic center of Iowa. The trail provides a safe off-road alternative for bicyclists and pedestrians to the busy State Route 330 and even busier US 30. In fact, the trail runs adjacent to the two highways for almost its entire route. The trail ends closer to Marshalltown at the Grimes Farm Nature Center. There it directly links with the Linn Creek Recreational Trail, which offers a scenic and winding route through the heart of Marshalltown before ending at Riverview Park in the city's northeast corner. The Heart of Iowa Nature Trail currently ends in the east at the town of Rhodes, less than 4 miles from Melbourne and the western trailhead for the Iowa 330 Trail. Future plans call for the extension of the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail to Melbourne and the completion of another short section of the trail east of Collins. When the entire trail is finished, intrepid runners and riders would be able to travel uninterrupted on a series of off-road trails for more than 60 miles from northeast Marshalltown to Woodward in Dallas County and points south such as Ankeny and Des Moines.


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Trail Stats

LENGTH 11.1 mi.
SURFACE Concrete
CITIES Marshalltown, Melbourne

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ANIMALS Dogs on leash
ACCESSIBLE Handicap, Stroller
SEASON Year-round