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About The Trail


Once complete, the trail will be approximately 18 miles in length and will extend from downtown Burlington to Big Hollow Recreation Area. It will connect the Mississippi River Trail, downtown Burlington, the Port of Burlington, Riverside Park, Star's Cave Park and Preserve, Hickory Bend Recreation Area, Historic Zion School, and Big Hollow Recreation Area through the Flint River Valley. The trail will be primarily separated from the roadways for safety and the enjoyment of the users.  On the county side, Flint River Trail includes a seven mile section extending from Flint Bottom Road to Big Hollow and was officially opened to the public in October of 2013. 


The cost to complete the 18 mile Flint River Trail is expected to be near $6.45 million dollars.   To date, over 60% of the funds have been secured by Des Moines County, the City of Burlington, and through various state and federal grants as seen below.  To complete the trail more grant funding will be needed, as well as local support from the community. If you would like to help us reach this goal, please visit our Donation page. 



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