Route: Wabash Trace Nature Trail (IA)

Iowa, US

Wabash Trace Nature Trail is mostly crushed limestone rails-to-trails through southwestern Iowa, running from Council Bluffs on the Nebraska border to Blanchard, Iowa on the Missouri border, approximately 63 miles.


I will be making a second attempt to establish the self-supported FKT of this route on July 17, 2018.

Hello - I'll be attempting to run the length of the Wabash Trail tomorrow; looking forward to exploring a piece of Iowa!

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For this route does the direction matter?  Do you have to start in council bluffs or is it ok to finish there?

I certainly wouldn't say it matters. It might be vaguely easier to go southbound; that makes it so the only real incline is early on.