COON RAPIDS, IA

WHITEROCK CONSERVANCY

PROJECT BRIEF:

WHITEROCK

CONSERVANCY TRAIL SYSTEM

2014 - 2015

Whiterock Conservancy developed an ambitious goal to create state-park-like services on 5,000 acres of a 15,000-acre working farm in Coon Rapids, IA. The plan was to manage both agricultural and outdoor recreation activities on the same parcels of land while attracting tourism to the region.

During the wettest spring/summer in Iowa history, Singletrack Trails completed the project in an aggressive 4-month timeline. Our team built through unfavorable conditions in an unfamiliar location and had minor setbacks with equipment getting stuck, but in the end, the results were fantastic.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

12.5 MILES OF NATURAL SURFACE HIKE/BIKE TRAIL

4 MILES OF SURFACED
HORSE TRAIL

COMPLETED ON AGGRESSIVE
4-MONTH TIMELINE

RETURN TRIP FOR CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

Singletrack Trails was proud to be part of a project that incorporated trails, outdoor recreation, as well as land management, in order to become a new economic driver for a community that had previously relied solely on the agricultural industry. 

The Whiterock Trail System now draws local and regional riders and hikers from as far away as Omaha, so all the rain, sweat, and mud was worth it.