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Heritage Trail, Dubuque

#5 of 6 in Outdoors in Dubuque
Explore the Heritage trail, the Upper Midwest’s most scenic all-season trail. Follow the 26-mile route of a once bustling railroad into a 450 foot deep valley past old mining and mill towns while discovering the rugged beauty that welcomes thousands of bicyclists and hikers each year. The mountain trail in prairie country is set in the deep, rugged woodlands with a gently sloping grade making travel easy and enjoyable. View the numerous river outlooks, sheer limestone bluffs, interpretive sites, railroad artifacts, and fossil collecting along this beautiful, crushed-limestone trail.

Trail User Fee: $2.10 per day or $10.25 per year for persons aged 12 through 62, $5.50 per year for persons 63 and older, family pass $25.50.

Trail Rules: No horses, motorized vehicles, fires, camping, unleashed dogs, or use after 10:30 p.m. Additional Dubuque County Conservation Board rules apply to the trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset year round unless otherwise posted.

Stops Along Trail: Dyersville, Farley, Graf, Epworth, Durango, and Dubuque.
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  • well maintained crushed limestone trail, relaxing being away from vehicle traffic, rails-to-trails flat, scenic  more »
  • Great place to clear your head....get some excercise...and enjoy the beauty that surrounds the city of Dubuque and Dubuque County.  more »

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