Hoover Nature Trail

Hoover Nature Trail at Chinkapin CLOSED!!  The 2-mile section of the Hoover Nature Trail at Chinkapin Bluffs is temporarily closed to the public while a contractor completes a resurfacing project.  The trails on top of the bluff at Chinkapin will remain open.  Please avoid the Hoover Nature Trail, for everyone's safety.  Thank you for your paitence.  We can't wait to share the finished project with you. ~klh

Louisa County Conservation manages three sections of developed trail: 2 miles that bisect Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area just outside of Columbus Junction; 1.6 acres near Morning Sun; and 1 mor mile west of the Indian Hills Golf and Country Club. 

In addition Louisa County owns 6 segments of undeveloped trail comprising a total of about 4.2 miles between Morning Sun and the Muscatine County line near Conesville.  Total public land ownership totals 8.8 miles along the 16.8 mile corridor.

The trail has a gravel base with mowed grass on top.  Hiking and biking are allowed, no motorized vehicles

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