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Hoover Trail

The Hoover Trail is a planned rail-trail built on an abandoned Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad right-of-way. The trail will pass through a variety of landscapes, including woodlands, farmland, prairie and urban areas.

The trail is named for President Herbert Hoover, who was born in West Branch—one of the many towns the abandoned corridor passes through. The trail currently includes 6 open sections.

Photo of Earthview Environmental studies the Hoover Nature Trail corridor for potential wetlands
Earthview Environmental studies the Hoover Nature Trail corridor for potential wetlands.


The Vision is Developing - Article in the Solon Economist
Beginning of the Dream - Article in the Solon Economist

Google Map of the Proposed Trail

Hoover Nature Trail Public Meeting #2 - Solon
KGAN Story on Solon Meeting

Hoover Nature Trail Frequently Asked Questions

American Discovery Trail

Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County
Area Trails Map
Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Map

County Trails

Johnson County Trails Plan
Johnson County Trails Advisory Committee Minutes & Agendas
Iowa River Water Trail