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  Temporary Loop Trail Closure on South Segment.  See News Page -click here.

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The Trails of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa

Note: Temporary Loop Trail closure east of Maasdam Barns, see details on News pageFacebook Icon


Fairfield Loop Trail Bridge

Come explore the 16-mile Fairfield Loop Trail

Try our sixteen-mile Loop Trail which circles around Fairfield.  Or do one segment at a time.  Think of it as a long, narrow, linear park.

See a variety of terrain - prairies, woodlands, hills and wetlands.  Connect to city and county parks, and 3 city lakes.

Walkers will like the soft surface, while bikers will enjoy the curves and hills.  And cross many artistically-enhanced bridges.

Explore Other Trails in Fairfield

Want more?  Fourteen more miles of the Fairfield-area trail system include a retired railroad corridor, walking-only trails, and 8-miles of multi-use trails in Jefferson County Park.  And a state preserve


Explore Fairfield's Heritage TrailsMaasdam Barn

Walk, bike, or drive the Fairfield Heritage Trail to see 51 historic buildings and places.  Or follow the virtual on-line version.

Learn all about the Louden Machinery Company, a major U.S. agricultural industry, on the on-line Louden Machinery Co. Tour.

In person or on-line, enjoy the rich tapestry of Fairfield's past.


Looking for Water Trails?Water Trail

Like to canoe, kayak, study nature, or fish?

Skunk River and Cedar Creek host water trails, and Fairfield's three lakes give you ample opportunities to enjoy water recreation.



The mission of the Jefferson County Trails Council is to build, construct, and maintain a network of trails for public use and enjoyment, and to promote, inform, and educate the general public about the trail system.


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