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2204 W. 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA  50125
Ph   (515) 961-9420
Fax (515) 961-9426

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Trailhead Features

  • Hard surfaced bike/walking trails
    McVay Trail - 1.6 miles to Pickard Park
    Summerset Trail  -  11 miles to Carlisle
    Summerset/Kelley Trail -  1.2 miles to Memorial Park
  • Shelter with tables
  • Modern restrooms
  • Drinking fountain
  • Pop machine

300 Block of East 5th Street
GPS Coordinates (41.364238,-93.555177)

This trailhead connects the McVay Trail, going east to Pickard Park (1.6 miles) and the Summerset Trail.  Taking the Summerset Trail north from the Trailhead, users can connect with the Jerry Kelly Trail to Memorial Park (1 mile west), or continue on to Carlisle (11.1 miles north).

The McVay Trail follows the old Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad right-of-way.  It was acquired in two sections: 5th to 9th Street for $6500 in 1992, and 9th to 15th Street for $100 in 1963.  The latter area is lined with trees and wildlife and had an original prairie remnant next to it.  The eastern 1/2 mile lies along Highway 92 and was developed with a state REAP grant in 1992. The trail is named after Ira V. McVay, the first landowner of the railroad right-of-way area.

Want to see more trails in Indianola? 
Read about the Tips for Trails program to help build more trails in our community.

See the 2008 City of Indianola Trails Master Plan.

See Trails for Hiking and Biking map.

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