Volksweg Trail

Pella, Iowa

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49 ratings

13 mi. | Difficult

Volksweg is a Dutch word meaning “people’s path,” and this unique trail serves as a path connecting the picturesque city of Pella to the recreation areas of Lake Red Rock. The section of trail linking Pella to the lake is parallel to, but separate from, the county road. After reaching Howell Station Campground at Lake Red Rock, the trail follows the Des Moines River and winds through the North Overlook Woods. The trail continues along the north side of the lake to the Fifield Recreation Area. The trail traverses timbered areas, restored prairies, pine plantations and open fields, and offers spectacular views of Lake Red Rock. Eagles are frequently seen in the tailwater area below the dam throughout the winter months. Recreational opportunities at the lake include picnicking, camping, hiking, swimming and boating.

Volksweg Trail
Very well kept! Love it!
Section of trail is still closed from dam to Pella as of 5-25-2016.  Nice trail head on Lake Red Rock.
Volksweg Trail

Activities

  • RunRun
  • Roller skateRoller skate
  • HikeHike
  • Mountain BikeMountain Bike
  • BirdingBirding
  • BikeBike
  • BackpackBackpack
  • SiteseeSitesee
  • Cross Country SkiCross Country Ski
  • FishFish
  • PicnicPicnic
  • ParkPark
  • KayakKayak
  • WildlifeWildlife
  • CampCamp
  • Camper ParkingCamper Parking

Trail Stats

LENGTH 13 mi.
SURFACE Asphalt
DIFFICULTY Difficult
CITIES Pella
COUNTIES MARION
FEES No

More Info

ANIMALS Dogs on leash
ACCESSIBLE Handicap, Stroller
HORSES ALLOWED No
SEASON Year-round

Reviews & Comments

  • sonia.sledge

    5/31/2020 10:29:08 AM

    trail not completed.

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  • Anonymous User

    8/20/2017 7:52:33 PM

    This is a great trail by Red Rock Lake. Many opportunities for great photos and bathroom breaks. The mature trees provide shade at times and temps feel "not so hot". It's a wonderful trail for casual sight-seeing (me) and for the die-hard athlete (not me).

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  • acasson21

    9/6/2016 2:21:17 AM

    The trail keeps going on the other side of the dam!

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  • Anonymous User

    8/21/2015 2:50:37 AM

    This trail ends at the Red Rock dam. This is due to construction on the dam. The trail will not be open in this area for at least 3 years.

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