Rolling Prairie Bike Trail

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This 21-mile hard surface, paved trail connects Shell Rock, Allison, Bristow and Clarksville, all in Butler County. Along its path, you'll find a nice mixture of natural canopy and scenic bridges. Riders enjoy viewing wildlife and native prairie on the trail's easy grade, as this is a rail to trail route, that is well maintained. There are benches along the route as well as wayfinding signs including trail maps and local amenities information to help riders find their destinations. Each trail section is approximately seven miles long between towns.

The Shell Rock trailhead is a quarter mile north of Highway 3 on county road T-63; the Allison trailhead is a block east of downtown on Elm Street; the Bristow trailhead is on Grand Avenue; and in Clarksville, you will find the trailheads at both Heery Woods State Park and Volunteer City Park. 

There are also public campgrounds served by the trail in both Allison and Clarksville, which make this trail very unique for those that like to enjoy outdoor recreation. All four communities are home to local watering holes, restaurants and seasonal ice cream shops, all offering a perfect place to take a break.


TRAIL USES: Biking, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Nature Observation

LENGTH: 21 miles

SURFACE: Asphalt

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