Land Trails

Look for land trail maps soon!


Clermont sharro 2The cities of Clermont and Elgin added  trail signage to help visitors navigate through the communities.  Look for these signs when you visit.  Special sharro signs have been added to city streets to indicate areas where bikers “share the road” with motorists.  Look for these signs on the roadways in both communities.


Founder's Park playground
Founder’s Park, Elkader, IA

The City of Elkader completed trails in the new Founder’s Park area along the Turkey River.  Trail users now have a better connection to the River Walk and Pony Hollow Trails.  Founder’s Park also offers an awesome playground for the kids, butterfly garden, and beautiful flower gardens.  Enjoy live music in the new Performance Shelter several times throughout the summer months.  And right across the street is the new Whitewater feature so be sure to walk right down to the river’s edge to check out all the action!



Existing Trails:

Pony Hollow Trail – Elkader, IA

Pony Hollow Trail: In 2005 the Clayton County Conservation Board lime-chipped four miles of an old railway bed that began in Elkader, Iowa. Today Pony Hollow Trail is used as a hiking, biking, walking, snowmobiling, and horseback-riding path.  Along the trail there are three interpretive signs that explain the topography, trees, and wetlands that can be seen throughout the trek. Pony Hollow Trail can be utilized throughout the year and is 4 miles in one direction with a round trip excursion at 8 miles.


TRRC Trail
TRRC Trail – Elgin & Clermont, IA

TRRC Trail:  The TRRC Trail is a paved multi-use trail that stretches between the communities of Elgin and Clermont. It is used as a hiking, biking, and walking path.